A really beautiful album, with a large selection of some of Bryan Adams best known songs, stripped bare and reworked. The tracklist will be mainly familiar to even the slightest Bryan Adams fan, with classics such as Summer of 69, 18 till i die, Cuts Like a Knife and Heaven, however they are sung like you've never heard them before. Its all about Bryan Adams' voice, and his amazing accoustic guitar playing, nad every track is an instant classic. I didn't think some of the faster tracks, such as Summer of 69, would work unolugged, but I was so wrong. The accompaniment of Keith Scott is perfect, and is at its best on the track "I'll always be right there" where he plays the Spanish guitar flawlessley. "Heaven" unplugged is just perfect, and a really beautiful song, whilst his new track on the album "Back to you" hits all the right notes. In short, I don't see why anyone would not like this, it was given to me as a gift 8 years ago, and is still one of my most played CD's, it just never gets old!
01. Summer Of '69
02. Back To You
03. Cuts Like A Knife
04. I'm Ready
05. Fits Ya Good
06. When You Love Someone
07. 18 Til I Die
08. I Think About You
09. If You Wanna Be Bad, Ya Gotta Be Good
10. Let's Make A Night To Remember
11. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
12. A Little Love
14. I'll Always Be Right There lyrics
Having been a fan of Bryan Adams for ages I brought this CD whe it came out. I don't watch MTV and never saw the programme where he performed these songs but listening to the CD I really wish I had.
It is a great collection of his songs, every one of them enjoyable for different reasons, and as they have been performed live and "unplugged" on MTV they come across as totally different to th normal recordings of them that we hear on his other albums.
There are no new somgs on this album, simply new takes on old songs and it is really refreshing to hear some of them. Summer of 69 for instance is probably one of his best known songs and one he always has to throw out for the audience at gigs, but this version - although totally recogniseable as Summer of 69, is much more raw and with harmonies from his band mates it really adds something to it that I hadn't heard before.
I loved track 9, the compilation of If Ya Wanna Be Bad-Ya Gotta Be Good/Let's Make A Night To Remember. This is one that can be sung at the top of your voice in the car - in fact the whole album is a really good driving collection.
With the addition of new instruments as well, like the violin and pipes of some kind, these songs have been brought alive again with a new slant to them that is not only refreshing but also immensely enjoyable.
1. Summer of '69
2. Back To You
3. Cuts Like A Knife
4. I'm Ready
5. Fits Ya Good
6. When You Love Someone
7. 18 Til I Die
8. I Think About You
9. If Ya Wanna Be Bad-Ya Gotta Be Good/Let's Make A Night To Remember
10. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
11. A Little Love
13. I'll Always Be Right There
Bryan Adams has lost his way over recent years. Thankfully this album is taken form a time before he did anything with Chicane or Mel C. Recorded live at a one off concert, this is definitely my favorite Bryan Adams album. Interestingly, I always prefer his studio material when it is loud and generally dislike his quiet ballads. Yet this album is stripped of all electric guitars but comes out sounding magnificent. Most unplugged albums are best when heavy rock songs are given a total make over (such as in Eric Clapton's Unplugged album). The quieter tracks all sound much the same as the originals, but the new tracks and the reworking of upbeat numbers, make this is a very good purchase. The versions of Summer Of '69 and The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, are actually better than the original! New track Back To You is my favorite track though, and its a shame that the single of it failed to sell very well. This album features some of Bryan's best guitar playing I have heard but could have done with being longer. This CD simply serves to remind you that Bryan Adams could once make decent music.
Not an album of totally new songs, but still an essential purchase for any Bryan Adams fans as the CD allows you to hear many of Bryan`s classic tracks in an `unplugged` format. The album includes two previously unreleased tracks, `Back to you` and `I`m ready`. `Back to you` is a happy upbeat track and is, in my opinion, one of Bryan`s best songs of recent years. `I`m ready` has a promising start but after about a minute turns into a dull, repetitive song, not up to the standard of the rest of the album. My favourite songs on the album are `Heaven` and `Summer of `69` both of which are given a new lease of life in this setting.
The MTV unplugged albums have brought mixed opinions from critics the world over. I myself have enjoyed the Nirvana, and Eric Clapton unplugged sessions, but was less fond of Pearl Jam unplugged. I am happy to say that I love the Bryan Adams album, 'MTV unplugged'. It contains loads of Bryan's classic hits in acoustic form and also a great new song, 'Back to you'. People often wonder whether an acoustic version of one of Bryan's songs my sound better than the electric album version and you can now make that decision for yourself with the help of this great album.
When I was younger, I fancied Bryan Adams, but now, he has lost his appeal to me. I don’t know whether it’s because he sang a song with the squeaky Sporty spice or he’s short, skinny and his complexion isn’t that great. Either way, I don’t fancy him anymore! I bought his album ‘Bryan Adams, unplugged’ purely for the one particular song called, ‘back to you’. I first seen him sing this song on MTV, I instantly liked it and rushed out to buy the whole record. This album is unplugged of course and some of the songs listed are: Summer of 69 Cuts like a knife 18 ‘til I die and heaven. Some of them don’t sound too hot with just all acoustics, but I do love that song ‘back to you’
It must be the true test for any musical artist to have to sit on stage and reproduce awesome music without help from the electrical intricacies that created the success in the first place. If you are a fan at all of Bryan Adams then you will love this album with its truly original arrangements of classic tracks performed in a unique, sometimes haunting atmosphere. Far from attempting to copy what has gone before, he uses the change in surroundings to enhance the fundamental qualites of what is, after all, feel-good music, both subtle and powerful. Bryan Adams was born to perform live and, on this album, he excels himself and you can't help but sing along too. Enjoy!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Summer Of '69
2 Back To You
3 Cuts Like A Knife
4 I'm Ready
5 Fits Ya Good
6 When You Love Someone
7 18 Til I Die
8 I Think About You
9 If Ya Wanna Be Bad - Ya Gotta Be Good / Let's Make A Night To Remember
10 The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
11 A Little Love
13 I'll Always Be Right There