Bryan Adams – Classic (Classic Version) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:24 minutes | 738 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Badams Music Limited
Kicking off with four of his biggest hits – Summer of ‘69, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Heaven and Run To You – the recordings breathe new life into the tracks, bringing the instrumentation up to date and showcasing his ageless vocals.
More notably, they highlight the timelessness of the tracks which, decades on, sound as fresh and contemporary as they did upon their original release.
Also featured on ‘Classic’ is a new take on his ‘93 single Please Forgive Me, the lesser-known cuts Straight From The Heart and Hidin’ From Love, and Teacher Teacher – originally released by 38 Special in ‘84.
When it comes to the arrangements, there are no drastic overhauls, bar the odd adlib here and there, but the quality of the recordings is undeniably greater than the original cuts, owing to advancements in technology. In fact, the album is available in both stereo and spatial audio.
The concept of re-recording one’s catalogue is nothing new and in recent years Taylor Swift has revisited her own album series for a similar project – to which Bryan himself has compared his latest venture.
Just why he felt compelled to embark on this career-spanning task is unclear, but given the quality of part one, we’re already hungry for what’s to come.
01. Bryan Adams – Summer of 69 (Classic Version) (04:08)
02. Bryan Adams – Everything I Do (I Do It For You) (Classic Version) (06:27)
03. Bryan Adams – Heaven (Classic Version) (04:23)
04. Bryan Adams – Run To You (Classic Version) (04:17)
05. Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me (Classic Version) (05:12)
06. Bryan Adams – Straight From The Heart (Classic Version) (03:28)
07. Bryan Adams – Hidin’ From Love (Classic Version) (03:03)
08. Bryan Adams – Teacher Teacher (Classic Version) (03:22)