Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
Record label: UMe / Universal
An album that’s more sketches than finished songs. Looking on his latest album cover like a model on assignment for a swish fashion editorial, and with a voice that is still part broken rocks and part molasses, 55-year old Bryan Adams neither looks or sounds like a man withered by age. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads .
Bryan Adams, son of a Canadian diplomat who took his family to posts in Portugal, Austria, and Israel, has always been smarter than he seemed, yet he’s often settled for simple, unchallenging rock ‘n’ roll. Now 55, Adams views “Get Up” as a follow-up to his 1984 bestseller, “Reckless,” which yielded the hits “Summer of ’69” and “Run to You” — but that’s just wishful thinking. Adams starts promisingly with the rockabilly-etched “You Belong to Me” and mission statement “Go Down Rockin’ ” (”I ain’t gonna slow down/ I’m gonna go down rockin’ ”).