21 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bryan Adams has the kind of voice that hardly needs a full-on band to bring out the full emotions of a song. On his Spring 2010 Bare Bones tour, with just himself and keyboardist Gary Breit, Adams tackled his impressive career catalog and remembered what it was like to go “Unplugged” once again. Songs such as “Summer of ’69,” “Heaven,” “Cuts Like a Knife” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” sound completely fresh coming from Adams’ weathered throat. Other highlights include “It’s Only Love,” where Adams proves he could’ve gone the R&B route with similar success. His talents as a vocalist have never been more easily accessed. Even cheeky songs like “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” keep a humane rocker’s heart to them, while it’s the most sensitive material (“You’re Still Beautiful to Me”) that comes out strongest.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bryan Adams has the kind of voice that hardly needs a full-on band to bring out the full emotions of a song. On his Spring 2010 Bare Bones tour, with just himself and keyboardist Gary Breit, Adams tackled his impressive career catalog and remembered what it was like to go “Unplugged” once again. Songs such as “Summer of ’69,” “Heaven,” “Cuts Like a Knife” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” sound completely fresh coming from Adams’ weathered throat. Other highlights include “It’s Only Love,” where Adams proves he could’ve gone the R&B route with similar success. His talents as a vocalist have never been more easily accessed. Even cheeky songs like “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” keep a humane rocker’s heart to them, while it’s the most sensitive material (“You’re Still Beautiful to Me”) that comes out strongest.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
86 Ratings
86 Ratings
4U

Excellent

I have been enjoying Bryan Adams since the early 80s. This is my favorite album of all---raw and honest---so contrary to much music out there today.

saw the show in Baltimore

great stuff

Other reviewers are right- it's time to release a second volume. I saw him to do "do I have to say the words?" and it was one of the best songs of the night.

Bryan: Please do a Bare Bones Vol. 2.

dmalted

Loved it!

I’ve seen a dozen Bryan Adams concerts over the years, and the “Bare Bones” tour was one of the best of them. To get to hear him and his wonderful songs in this brand new way was an absolutely amazing experience. The music was just beautiful in its simplest form, and you could tell he was having a blast performing this way. I was hoping he’d release an album from it.

My one and only complaint about it is similar to what other reviewers have been saying: I wish there had been more of it! There were 13 other songs he played at the concert I went to (including Run To You, Heat Of The Night, and Kids Wanna Rock) that I wish had been included here. He could have easily filled up a second album; and I would’ve happily bought them both!

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