The Best of Me (Bryan Adams album)

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The Best of Me
Greatest hits album by Bryan Adams
Released November 15, 1999
Recorded 1984-1999
Genre Rock
Length 68:13
Label A&M
Producer Bryan Adams, Mutt Lange, Bob Clearmountain, Bob Rock, Chris Thomas, Patrick Leonard
Bryan Adams chronology
On a Day Like Today
(1998)
The Best of Me
(1999)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
(2002)
Singles from The Best of Me
  1. "The Best of Me"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Inside Out"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Best of Me is a greatest hits album by Canadian singer Bryan Adams. It was released worldwide in 1999, and in the U.S. in 2001. It was his last release on A&M Records. Upon its initial release, a special edition 2-disc set was issued with live tracks. Another special edition 2-cd set was issued when the album was released in the U.S., dubbed "Special Tour Edition", bearing three extra tracks. It is Adams' second compilation album, after So Far So Good; except for Japan, where Hits On Fire was released in 1988. This album sees Adams reuniting with Robert John "Mutt" Lange - on the title track- after being absent from 1998's "On A Day Like Today".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "The Best of Me"   Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange Previously unreleased 3:33
2. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started"   Adams, Lange Waking Up the Neighbours 4:29
3. "I'm Ready"   Adams, Jim Vallance MTV Unplugged 4:29
4. "Summer of '69"   Adams, Vallance Reckless 3:34
5. "Let's Make a Night to Remember"   Adams, Lange 18 til I Die 6:19
6. "All for Love"   Adams, Lange, Michael Kamen The Three Musketeers 4:36
7. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"   Adams, Lange, Kamen 18 til I Die and Don Juan DeMarco 4:48
8. "Run to You"   Adams, Vallance Reckless 3:54
9. "Cloud Number Nine" (Chicane remix) Adams, Max Martin, Gretchen Peters Previously unreleased 4:11
10. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"   Adams, Lange, Kamen Waking Up the Neighbours and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 6:34
11. "Back to You"   Adams, Eliot Kennedy MTV Unplugged 4:30
12. "When You're Gone"   Adams, Kennedy On a Day Like Today 3:25
13. "Please Forgive Me"   Adams, Lange, Kamen So Far So Good 5:58
14. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You"   Adams, Lange 18 til I Die 3:37
15. "Inside Out"   Adams On a Day Like Today 4:47
16. "18 til I Die"   Adams, Lange 18 til I Die 3:30

1999 Special Edition bonus disc

  1. "Summer of '69 (Live from South Africa)" – 3:34
  2. "Back To You (Live from South Africa)" – 5:28
  3. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started (Live from South Africa)" – 5:12
  4. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (Live from South Africa)" – 4:52
  5. "Rock Steady (Live from South Africa)" – 5:23

Tracks 2, 5 are also available on the single "Inside Out", issued in 2000.

2002 Special Tour Edition bonus disc

  1. "Summer of '69 (Live from South Africa)" – 3:34
  2. "Back To You (Live from South Africa)" – 5:28
  3. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started (Live from South Africa)" – 5:12
  4. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (Live from South Africa)" – 4:52
  5. "Rock Steady (Live from South Africa)" – 5:23
  6. "Cloud Number Nine (Live at Slane Castle)" – 4:09
  7. "I'm Ready (Live at Slane Castle)" – 4:34
  8. "Cuts Like a Knife (Live at Slane Castle)" – 6:02

This is basically the same bonus disc as the 1999 special edition release, with three extra tracks added. Tracks 2, 5 are also available on the single "Inside Out", issued in 2000. Tracks 6, 7, 8 are from the DVD release "Live At Slane Castle". The collection sells well over 3 million copies

Unidentified alternative edition

There exists an edition of this CD, dated 1999 and carrying a sticker bearing the catalogue number 490 522-2 [11], which omits the final track listed above, "18 Til I Die", and instead adds a hidden track after track 15:

16. "Don't Give Up" – 3:42, by Chicane Featuring Bryan Adams, written by Nick Bracegirdle, Bryan Adams, and Ray Hedges.

No bonus disc is included with this edition.

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 6. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
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