Tracks of My Years
It’s hard to imagine a Canadian rock radio without Bryan Adams. His impressive string of hits has kept him a mainstay for the past three decades, and he continues to pack stadiums worldwide. At this point, he doesn’t even need to put out new material to get people’s attention – which is why releasing a covers disc, Tracks of My Years, as his first album in 6 years makes so much sense. It’s a collection of 50s, 60s and 70s AM radio staples that strongly influenced him as a teenager, repackaged with a David Foster/Bob Rock production and delivered in his signature raspy-throated style. Kudos should be given for assembling a well-rounded setlist of familiar but not too overplayed tunes, the strongest of the set being a stripped-down version of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”. Adams succeeds here in his slinging of nostalgia - it’s what he’s always done well.
According to FYI Music, Tracks of my Years debuted at #1 this week.