Multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams has announced the release of his new covers album, Tracks Of My Years, a diverse collection of time-honored classics from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.
The album features a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's "Rock & Roll Music," Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You," to the Beatles' "Any Time At All." The album will also include a brand new track entitled, “She Knows Me” co-written with his long-term writing partner Jim Vallance. The Adams/Vallance partnership was responsible for many of Bryan’s classic hits including “Heaven,” “Summer of ‘69” and “Run To You.”
"Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time" noted Bryan. "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals. We did about 3 months of recording, spread out over the course of 2 years. Radio was king when I was a teenager," Adams reflected, "you'd hear McCarney's "Admiral Halsey" straight into "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by the Manhattans. Radio didn't discriminate back then".
Tracks of My Years is an eclectic mix of songs reflective of the time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B, and follows Adams’ critically acclaimed acoustic album, 2010’s "Bare Bones," a release that resulted in sold out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.
Bryan Adams is one of the world's most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, Adams music has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries and sold in excess of 65 million records. He has toured six continents, is a Grammy and Juno award winner and has been nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Adams has been awarded The Order of Canada, he has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Canadian Walk of Fame and his handprints are in Wembley's Square of Fame.
1. Any Time At All
2. She Knows Me
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. Kiss And Say Goodbye
5. Lay Lady Lay
6. Rock And Roll Music
7. Down On The Corner
8. Never My Love
10. The Tracks Of My Tears
11. God Only Knows