Reckless (album)


Reckless (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Reckless
Type = Album
Artist = Bryan Adams


Released = Start date|1984|11|5
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 37:58
Label = A&M
Producer = Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kzhqoa8abijb link]
*
Last album = "Cuts Like a Knife"
(1983)
This album = "Reckless"
(1984)
Next album = "Into the Fire"
(1987)
Misc = Singles
Name = Reckless
Type = studio
single 1 = Run to You
single 1 date = October 18, 1984
single 2 = Somebody
single 2 date = 1985
single 3 = Heaven
single 3 date = 1985
single 4 = Summer of '69
single 4 date = 1985
single 5 = One Night Love Affair
single 5 date = 1985
single 6 = It's Only Love
single 6 date = 1985

"Reckless" is the fourth studio album by the Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. Released on November 5, 1984 through A&M Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling over 5 million units in the United States alone, peaking at number 1 on the "Billboard" 200 and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. It was recorded at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada.

Six singles were released from the album: "Run to You", "Somebody", "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love", the first one was responsible for launching Adams' into international mainstream popularity. The album was originally released on Adams's 25th birthday (November 5, 1984).cite web
url=http://skolarbete.nu/skolarbeten/bryan-adams/
title=The Life Of Bryan
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publisher=-skolarbete.nu
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

Music

Recording and production

In March 1984, the recording for "Reckless" began after extensive touring for the support of "Cuts Like a Knife". Unhappy with the recording process, Adams decided to take a month off. In August Adams headed back to the studio with Tina Turner on the track "It's Only Love", he also returned to the studio with more new songs and started re-recording songs which would lead to the development of such tracks as "Run to You", Summer of '69", and "Heaven".cite web
url=http://skolarbete.nu/skolarbeten/bryan-adams/
title=The Life Of Bryan
language=Da icon
publisher=-skolarbete.nu
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

"Run to You" was recorded after a tour in Asia.cite news
title=Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613).
date=2005-10-18
] The recording for "Run to You" started on the March 27, 1984 and went through the summer of at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada and was mixed in New York by Jim Vallance. The mixing of the song was finished on September 21. The recording of "Heaven" started on June 6 and lasted only two days, ending on, June 7.cite news|title=Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613).
date=2005-10-18
] The song was recorded for the film "A Night in Heaven", and was mixed on June 16, 1984 with Jim Vallance."Summer of '69" was written on January 25, 1984 with Jim Vallance. The recording took place in Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada where the song was recorded three times over the winter. It was mixed in New York by Jim Vallance on November 22, 1984.

ongs

"Run to You" was the debut single from Reckless and was released in the summer of 1984 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs. "Run to You" was released worldwide on the October 18, 1984. The song reached the top ten on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and was Adams first number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number six on the "Billboard" Hot 100. "Run to You" reached the top twenty on the Canadian singles chart and remained in the top twenty for seven weeks. "Run to You" had reached the highest Canadian chart positions Adams had reached at the time of its release and his second top twenty hit single in Canada. "Run to You" was released the following month in Europe and peaked at the top ten in Ireland at number 8 and reached the top twenty on the UK Singles Chart at eleven and was his second single to chart in Europe.cite web
url=http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Bryan%20Adams
title=Irish Album Chart
publisher=irish-charts.com
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

"Somebody" was released in the Winter of 1985 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs.cite news
title=Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613).
date=2005-10-18
] "Somebody" was released worldwide in 1984. The song reached the top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and was Adams second number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 11 on the "Billboard" Hot 100. "Somebody" reached the top twenty on the Canadian singles chart and remained in the top twenty for six weeks. "Somebody" was Adams third top twenty hit on the Canadian chart. "Somebody" was released the following month in Europe and peaked at the top twenty in Ireland at number 20 and reached the top fourthy on the UK Singles Chart at 35 and was his third single to chart in Europe.

"Heaven" is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and was the third single from Reckless. It's arguably one of Adams' most recognizable and popular songs. The song topped the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 9 on the "Billboard" mainstream rock tracks. The song has appeared on all of Adams' compilation albums with the exception of "The Best of Me". The single was certified Gold in Canada in 1985.cite web
url=http://www.cria.ca/cert_db_search.php?page=1&wclause=WHERE+artist_name+like+%27%25Bryan+Adam%25%27+ORDER+BY+cert_date%2C+cert_award+&rcnt=63&csearch=40&nextprev=1
title=CRIA Certifications
publisher=Canadian Recording Industry Association
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

Although "Summer of '69" was officially released to US radio in 1984, it appeared on the "Billboard" magazine's Hot 100 chart at 5 and 40 on the mainstream rock tracks. In Canada, "Summer of '69" was officially released to radio on November, 1984. The song reached the top twenty on the Canadian Singles Chart and remained in the top twenty for another month. "Summer of '69" was the highest charting single from "Reckless" with "Heaven".

The song was released in Australia, Europe and New Zealand in 1985. "Heaven" reached the UK top fourthy, while "Summer of '69" peaked at the top fourthy. "Summer of '69" continued the trend of higher-charting singles when it debuted and peaked at top twenty in most of the European countries it charted. Adams' previous singles had charted much weaker in Europe and "Summer of '69" would be Adams' second single to chart in mainland Europe.

Although "Summer of '69" reached the top ten in Norway and then the top twenty in the Austria, Ireland and Sweden, it was a moderate top hundred success in Germany where it peaked at 62.cite web
url=http://austriancharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Bryan%20Adams
title=Austrian Chart
publisher=austriancharts.com
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

Adams has stated that:

"We could take the cookie cutter out and we'd be slapping them out all the time. I think 'Summer of '69' - i think it's timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. '69' has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position."cite web
url=http://thecelebritycafe.com/interviews/bryan_adams_2008.html
title=Bryan Adams - .
publisher=thecelebritycafe.com
accessdate=2008-06-24
]

Co-writer Jim Vallance has always gone for the more conventional interpretation of the title being a reference to a year. He notes Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty", which contains references to 1965 and 1969, as his own influence, and recalls Adams cited the film "Summer of '42" as his."cite web | url=http://jimvallance.com/01-music-folder/songs-folder-may-27/pg-song-adams-summer-of-69.html |title=Summer of '69 | publisher=JimVallance.com | accessdate=2008-09-18]

Although "One Night Love Affair" was officially released to US radio in 1985, it appeared on the "Billboard" magazine's Hot 100 chart at 13 and 7 on the mainstream rock tracks. In Canada, "One Night Love Affair" was officially released to radio on February 1985.cite news
title=Album notes for Anthology by Dave Marsh (CD booklet). A&M Records (A&M 5613).
date=2005-10-18
] The song reached the top twenty on the Canadian Singles Chart and remained in the top twenty for another month. "One Night Love Affair" was the lowest charting single from Reckless.

Release and reception

One of Adams' most successful albums, "Reckless", co-produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. Upon its release, the album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 in January 1985 before dropping out of the top ten. The success of the singles "Heaven" and "Summer of '69" renewed interest in the album and it began climbing back up the chart, eventually reaching #1 in August 1985.

"Reckless" included the hit singles "Run to You", "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "One Night Love Affair", and "It's Only Love". All the singles had accompanying music videos, and each one charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with "Run to You", "Summer of '69", and "Heaven" peaking in the top ten. "Heaven" would become the most successful single from "Reckless" at the time of its release on the US music charts, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number nine on the mainstream rock chart.

The single "It's Only Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1986, the song won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance. The album is Adams best-selling album in the United States and was certified five times platinum.

Reckless tour

In December 1984, Adams and his touring band which consists of Keith Scott, Dave Taylor, Pat Steward and Johnny Blitz played concerts in Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Philadelphia. In early 1985, Adams' started a tour throughout the United States, then later Japan, Australia, Europe and at last Canada after winning four Juno Awards. Later he headed south towards the American West Coast, culminating with two dates at the studded Paladium in Los Angeles.

After the tour in the United States Adams traveled to Ethiopia to aid famine relief. Adams later headed back to Europe for a fifty-city concert tour with Tina Turner, culminating in April with his return to London to headline three sold-out shows at the Hammersmith Odeon. Adams began the first leg of his tour entitled "World Wide in 85" which started in Oklahoma. The tour ended in October. Adams would later visit Vancouver, Canada, and afterwords he returned to the American East Coast to play two sold-out concerts in New York.

Track listing

tracklist
writing_credits = yes

title1 = One Night Love Affair
writer1 = Adams, Vallance
length1 = 4:32

title2 = She's Only Happy When She's Dancin
writer2 = Adams, Vallance
length2 = 3:14

title3 = Run to You
writer3 = Adams, Vallance
length3 = 3:54

title4 = Heaven
writer4 = Adams, Vallance
length4 = 4:03

title5 = Somebody
writer5 = Adams, Vallance
length5 = 4:44

title6 = Summer of '69
writer6 = Adams, Vallance
length6 = 3:35

title7 = Kids Wanna Rock
writer7 = Adams, Vallance
length7 = 2:36

title8 = It's Only Love
writer8 = Adams, Vallance
length8 = 3:15

title9 = Long Gone
writer9 = Adams, Vallance
length9 = 3:57

title10 = Ain't Gonna Cry
writer10 = Adams, Vallance
length10 = 4:06

Personnel

* Bryan Adams - rhythm guitars, handclaps, lead vocals, piano, harmonica, co-producer
* Keith Scott - lead guitars, rhythm guitars, background vocals
* Jim Vallance - percussion, associate producer
* Dave Taylor - bass guitar
* Pat Steward - drums and background vocals
* Tommy Mandel - keyboards
* Jody Perpick - backgrounds sounds and vocals
* Mickey Curry - drums
* Tina Turner - lead vocals on "It's Only Love"

Chart positions

References


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