Anthology (Bryan Adams album)

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Anthology
Bryan Adams Anthology.jpg
Compilation album by Bryan Adams
Released October 18, 2005
Recorded 1978–2005
Genre Rock, soft rock
Length 155:57 (International Edition)
Label Polydor
Producer Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Bob Clearmountain
Bryan Adams chronology
Colour Me Kubrick
(2005)
Anthology
(2005)
11
(2008)
Singles from Anthology
  1. "When You're Gone"
    Released: 2006
  2. "So Far So Good"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Anthology is a compilation album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams which contains songs he recorded from 1978 through 2005. The two disc set includes songs from 1980–2005. A third disc which was a DVD live concert which was recorded in mid-2005 called "Live in Lisbon" was included in North America for a limited time. All the songs are in chronological order of their release, except the last song on the first disc on the North American edition, which was released in 1999. The album's enclosed booklet has notes about the process of the recordings and the credits for each track. The collection sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

Release and reception[edit]

Anthology, co-produced by Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Bob Clearmountain, peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200.[2] The album was released on October 18, 2005 and features songs like "Heat of the Night", and "Summer of '69". Anthology peaked at number 4 on the Canadian Album Chart and number 29 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified two times platinum in Canada and gold in the UK.[2][3][4][5]

Version differences[edit]

On the first disc, the North American edition has "The Best of Me" as the last track, while the International edition moved the song to the 2nd disc, and had "All I Want Is You" instead.

On the second disc, The North American edition has two songs from his Album Room Service and a new recorded version of "When You're Gone" with Pamela Anderson instead of Mel C., while the international edition has a new song "I'm Not the Man You Think I Am" (from the movie Colour Me Kubrick) instead of the two tracks from "Room Service", and the original version of "When You're Gone" with Mel C. instead of the new version.

The original 2 disc North American edition was remastered and reissued September 18, 2007.

Anthology contains a new song, "So Far So Good". It appears as the final track on the second disc in the North American release of the album (second to last in international versions). Originally this song was to be the final song of the album of the same name but was scrapped. According to the enclosed booklet of Anthology, "So Far So Good" was recorded in the same session as Please Forgive Me in 1993 and remained incomplete until the release of Anthology in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

North American Release[edit]

Disc One[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Remember" Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance 3:41
2. "Lonely Nights" Adams, Vallance 3:46
3. "Straight from the Heart" Adams, Eric Kagna 3:30
4. "Cuts Like a Knife" Adams, Vallance 5:16
5. "This Time" Adams, Vallance 3:18
6. "Run to You" Adams, Vallance 3:54
7. "Somebody" Adams, Vallance 4:44
8. "Heaven" Adams, Vallance 4:03
9. "Summer of '69" Adams, Vallance 3:35
10. "One Night Love Affair" Adams, Vallance 4:42
11. "It's Only Love" (with Tina Turner) Adams, Vallance 3:15
12. "Heat of the Night" Adams, Vallance 5:07
13. "Hearts on Fire" Adams, Vallance 3:30
14. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Michael Kamen 6:34
15. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" Adams, Lange 4:29
16. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight" Adams, Lange, Vallance 4:40
17. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" Adams, Lange 5:48
18. "The Best of Me" Adams, Lange 3:33

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Please Forgive Me" Adams, Lange 5:55
2. "All for Love" (with Rod Stewart and Sting) Adams, Lange, Kamen 4:46
3. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" Adams, Lange, Kamen 4:06
4. "Rock Steady" (with Bonnie Raitt) (Live) Adams, Gretchen Peters 4:05
5. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" Adams, Lange 3:37
6. "Let's Make a Night to Remember" Adams, Lange 6:19
7. "Star" Adams, Lange, Kamen 3:42
8. "Back to You" (Live) Adams, Eliot Kennedy 3:35
9. "I'm Ready" (Live) Adams, Vallance 4:42
10. "On a Day Like Today" Adams, Phil Thornalley 3:15
11. "Cloud Number Nine" (Chicane Remix) Adams, Max Martin, Peters 4:10
12. "Here I Am" Adams, Peters, Hans Zimmer 4:40
13. "This Side of Paradise" Adams, Peters 3:50
14. "Why Do You Have to Be So Hard to Love?" Adams, Peters 2:58
15. "Open Road" Adams, Kennedy 3:30
16. "18 til I Die" (Live) Adams, Lange 3:28
17. "When You're Gone" (featuring Pamela Anderson) Adams, Kennedy 3:24
18. "So Far So Good" Adams, Lange 3:47

International release[edit]

Disc One[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Remember" Adams, Vallance 3:41
2. "Lonely Nights" Adams, Vallance 3:46
3. "Straight from the Heart" Adams, Kagna 3:30
4. "Cuts Like a Knife" Adams, Vallance 5:16
5. "This Time" Adams, Vallance 3:18
6. "Run to You" Adams, Vallance 3:54
7. "Somebody" Adams, Vallance 4:44
8. "Heaven" Adams, Vallance 4:03
9. "Summer of '69" Adams, Vallance 3:35
10. "One Night Love Affair" Adams, Vallance 4:42
11. "It's Only Love" (with Tina Turner) Adams, Vallance 3:15
12. "Heat of the Night" Adams, Vallance 5:07
13. "Hearts on Fire" Adams, Vallance 3:30
14. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Adams, Lange, Kamen 6:34
15. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" Adams, Lange 4:29
16. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight" Adams, Lange, Vallance 4:40
17. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven" Adams, Lange 5:58
18. "All I Want Is You" Adams, Lange 5:20

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Please Forgive Me" Adams, Lange 5:55
2. "All for Love" (with Rod Stewart and Sting) Adams, Lange, Kamen 4:46
3. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" Adams, Lange, Kamen 4:06
4. "Rock Steady" (with Bonnie Raitt) (Live) Adams, Peters 4:05
5. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" Adams, Lange 3:37
6. "Let's Make a Night to Remember" Adams, Lange 6:19
7. "Star" Adams, Lange 3:42
8. "Back to You" (Live) Adams, Kennedy 3:35
9. "I'm Ready" (Live) Adams, Vallance 4:42
10. "On a Day Like Today" Adams, Thornalley 3:15
11. "When You're Gone" (featuring Melanie Chisholm) Adams, Kennedy 3:24
12. "Cloud Number Nine" (Chicane Mix) Adams, Martin, Peters 4:10
13. "The Best of Me" Adams, Lange 3:33
14. "Don't Give Up" (Original Radio Edit) Adams, Bracegirdle, Hedges 3:31
15. "Here I Am" Adams, Zimmer, Peters 4:40
16. "Open Road" Adams, Kennedy 3:30
17. "18 til I Die" (Live) Adams, Lange 3:28
18. "So Far So Good" Adams, Lange 3:47
19. "I'm Not the Man You Think I Am" Adams, Peters 5:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Artist Chart History - Bryan Adams". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Bryan Adams". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-06-24. [dead link]
  4. ^ "CRIA Certifications". CRIA. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  5. ^ "Search the Awards Database". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-07-20.