Bryan Adams (album)

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Bryan Adams
Studio album by Bryan Adams
Released February 12, 1980
Recorded February 12 - November 29, 1979
Genre Rock
Length 31:11
Label A&M
Producer Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams chronology
Bryan Adams
(1980)
You Want It You Got It
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Daily Vault A[2]

Bryan Adams was the debut studio album by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams released in February 1980 on A&M Records. While the album did not gain attention in the US, "Hidin' From Love" reached #64 and "Give Me Your Love" reached #91 both on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.

Making of the record[edit]

In early 1978, Bryan Adams teamed up with Jim Vallance (formerly of Canadian band Prism) to form a song-writing duo. A&M signed the pair as songwriters, not long before signing Adams as a recording artist. He worked on his debut album for the balance of 1979 with it being released in February 1980.

The first single was "Hidin' from Love" in 1980 (#43 on the Billboard dance charts) which was followed up by "Give Me Your Love" and "Remember". Although the album never received any US notoriety on its debut, it was the door opener that led to getting radio play, tours, management, agents and the music business in general, interested in the 20 year old songwriter.

The first tour was across Canada playing clubs and colleges. It was during this time that Adams developed the songs for the US breakthrough album You Want It You Got It (1981).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hidin' from Love"   Adams, Vallance, Kagna 3:17
2. "Win Some, Lose Some"   Adams, Vallance, Kagna, Dean 3:47
3. "Wait and See"   Adams, Willis 3:05
4. "Give Me Your Love"   Adams 2:54
5. "Wastin' Time"   Adams 3:34
6. "Don't Ya Say It"   Adams, Vallance 3:21
7. "Remember"   Adams, Vallance 3:41
8. "State of Mind"   Adams, Vallance 3:15
9. "Try to See It My Way"   Adams, Vallance 4:03

Songs covered by other artists[edit]

  • The song "Wastin' Time" was originally written by Adams for Bachman–Turner Overdrive, and appeared on their 1979 album Rock n' Roll Nights.[3]
  • In 1982, "Hidin' From Love" and "Remember" were covered by the British group Rosetta Stone. Their version of "Hidin' From Love" reached #46 on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.
  • Scandal (see Patty Smyth) recorded "Win Some, Lose Some" for their debut EP released in 1982. It was released as the album's third single, but did not chart.
  • In 1983, "A State Of Mind" was covered by Bachelor Of Hearts on their album On The Boulevard (Feat. Ian Mitchell, Ex Bay City Rollers and Rosetta Stone member.
  • Lisa Hartman covered "Hidin' From Love" on her album Leterrock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review
  3. ^ Bachman-Turner Overdrive biography at www.rockdetector.com

Biography of Bryan Adams