Bryan Adams, Get Up

Whatever possessed Bryan Adams to choose Brand New Day as the first single from comeback album Get Up?
Sounding like a cover version of Summer of ’69 with new lyrics, it suggested that the veteran Canadian had run out of new ideas, and bode very ill for his new album.
In truth, Get Up finds Adams reinvigorated and making some of the best music of his 30+ year career. More than anything, he sounds a lot like a one-man Traveling Wilburys – no surprise with Wilburys member and producer Jeff Lynne behind the desk.
He’s never sounded in better voice and although it’s more of an extended EP than a full-on album, with acoustic versions of four of the opening nine tracks to bulk up the running time to a healthier 37 minutes, that’s no reason to grouch. It’s a massively fun rock ’n’ roll record.
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By Andrew Greenhalgh


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