My Record Collection: Bryan Adams - Reckless (1984)
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Bryan Adams – lead vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica, hand claps, foot stomping
Keith Scott – lead guitars, backing vocals
Jim Vallance – percussion
Dave Taylor – bass guitar
Pat Steward – drums, backing vocals
Tommy Mandel – keyboards
Jody Perpick – backing vocals, background sounds
Mickey Curry – drums
Tina Turner – lead vocals on "It's Only Love"
Steve Smith – drums on "Heaven"
1. "One Night Love Affair" 4:32 2. "She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'" 3:14 3. "Run to You" 3:54 4. "Heaven" 4:03 5. "Somebody" 4:44 6. "Summer of '69" 3:35 7. "Kids Wanna Rock" 2:36 8. "It's Only Love" (w/ Tina Turner) 3:15 9. "Long Gone" 3:57 10. "Ain't Gonna Cry"
I've been listening to music for as long as I can remember. The radio was always on at home. I was fotunate to be alive when radio played numerous different genres of music.
For the most part I akways been drawn to melodic or pop/rock music.
Recently I decided to go through my music collection and got to revisit some of my earliest purchases.
Those were the days when you listened to both sides of the record , CD or cassette.Maybe I was young or naive but a lot of those records played out like a greatest hits record.
So here we are in no particular order some of my earliest purchases.
Bryan Adams- Reckless
Reckless was released on November 5, 1984 with Adams and Bob Clearmountain producing. The album spawned six hit singles and become the first diamond certified album by a Canadian artist.
Reckless played out like a greatest hits record. By the second listen most of the songs were ingrained into your psyche.
Bryan Adams fourth studio record was a simply straight ahead pop/rock record with catchy choruses and infectious grooves. Considering the overabundance of the 80's , Reckless is refreshingly low key.
Like I said that Reckless played out like a greatest hits album. The album spawned an impressive six hit singles.
As much as I love those hit singles, Run to You has always been my favourite. For an otherwise mainstream pop song, Run to You has a tinge of darkness/yearning to it.
After all these years I still go back and listen to Reckless. Granted the albums production sounds a little dated but the songs still reel you in. Recommended.