I get it, I do. Mr. Adams wants to play homage to his influences: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks. They can definitely be heard in the first few tracks but after that, it's all about Lynne. As many have said already, this sounds more like an ELO/Traveling Wilbury's/Tom Petty project than a Bryan Adams album. The trademark jangly guitars and slide guitar embellishment along with the big drum sound gives away who had control over this. It's disappointing, especially when there are other producers who could have BA to a different, yet unique place, yet, production is still to a proverbial T and he's able to crank out a scant few memorable tunes amongst the tired and drab majority that plague the album.
Just caught his concert lastnight and want to say Bryan Adams has still got it. He made everyone in the audience stand up and shout. Love this album...
A TRUE ROCKER-AS GREAT AS EVER
By Traeden's Mommy
Bryan Adams is as great as he was in the '80's...he delivers foot stompin', heart thumpin' beats that entertain and pull you in from start to finish! Just saw him in concert in Houston on Friday night and can honestly say his show is as awesome l now as it was 30 years ago!
Bryan Adams Get Up Is a great rock album!
By Captain C128
Bryan Adams music has evolved over the years and I am evolving along with Bryan. From his early self titled album to You Want it You Got and Cuts like a knife and Reckless to Waking up the Neighbors to 2000s albums like On a day like today to his newer releases like 11 and Music of my Years.
I can see some Traveling Wilburys influence but it is still Bryan Adams. And so glad he is back writing with Jim Vallance.
1 great musician + 1 great musician = 1 bad album
I've been a Bryan Adams fan since "Lonely Nights". I've been a Jeff Lynne/ ELO fan since "A New World Record". So the hope that this album would be filled with amazingly produced, catchy, and memorable songs that would be sung by a guy with one of the greatest voices in rock/pop music was great.
It's too bad that the album is so underwhelming and disappointing. The production sounds like it was recorded in a damp basement on Mr. Lynne's cassette recorder. The songs sound like they are B-Sides or leftovers from 80's ELO albums. The one star I am giving this goes to the 4 acoustic versions of songs that Adams included.
Let's all hope that Bryan learned from this and the next time he goes to make another album (hopefully not TOO long!) he won't repeat the great mistake he made with this one!
While I do think this album is awesome, I do have to agree that it is awfully short. I guess Bryan was going for quality over quantity. What there is of it is pretty good and I'm glad he's back to rocking out for sure. I was waiting for an album like this from Bryan since 11, and once again, the guy doesn't disappoint. A few more tracks would be nice, but this is great as is.
Yay! A new Travelling Wilburys record!
The Wilburys replaced Lefty (Roy Orbison) with Raspy (Bryan Adams) and recorded a new album. I had no idea they were back together. A new Wilburys record was certainly a great idea -_-
"You Belong To Me" sounds just like “Rattled" from another Jeff Lyne album. Weak album. Lost the rock and roll and relevance.
I was excited to hear about a new Bryan Adams CD. Then I bought it and listened to it. I think a 4th grader wrote these songs. There are about 10 words to each song. It’s very disappointing.
Bryan and Jeff = perfection! Everything Jeff touches is gold. The classiest Bryan Adams so far.