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Album Review: Bryan Adams - Get Up
Graham Clark, Features Writer
After a few years from releasing any new material Bryan Adams returns with superb album.

Most of the songs as usual are written by Bryan Adams and his guitarist Jim Vallance. The album though has been produced by ELO main man Jeff Lynne who was also part of the Travelling Wilburys. It has to be said that some of the tracks do sound Adams has joined the Wilburys and is their new lead vocalist.

The first track on the album is the new single, You Belong To Me; it is not your typical Bryan Adams track as it harks back to Bill Haley and the early days of Rock n Roll. This track was written by Adams and Jeff Lynne and it could be the natural follow up to the ELO track Rock n Roll is King from 1983.

Things get back to familiar Bryan Adams territory with Go Down Rockin which is a typical Adams rock track, he still does the ballads to as heard on We Did It All.

The Wilburys influence is best heard on That's Rock n Roll. Do What Ya Gotta Do is another Adams rocker with a very memorable chorus. The lyric might be a bit of a cliche but the songs is one of the best on the album along with Brand New Day.

The songs are mostly under 3 minutes: short, snappy and superb in most cases.

There are acoustic versions of 4 of the songs at the end of the album, it is interesting to hear them bare, so to speak, without the Jeff Lynne stamp on them. Don't Even Try sounds like the Beatles song you never heard.

This album will please the fans and might even bring some new ones on board too. Good to hear him still writing good rock tracks.

4 out of 5.

Album Review: Bryan Adams - Get Up, 21st October 2015, 22:45 PM