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  • Writer's pictureSteven Pluto

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"

Track listing

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.

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