BRYAN ADAMS’ RECKLESS TO BE RE-RELEASED WITH SEVEN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC ROCK ALBUM

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Almost 30 years since the debut of one of the most iconic albums in music history, Reckless, Universal Music Enterprises is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ game-changing record on November 24, 2014 in North America.  The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that will include the 2014 re-mastered audio and seven bonus tracks, the BBC in Concert Hammersmith Odeon live concert performance recorded in April of 1985, and a DVD of Reckless – The Movie, which was a first at the time, as it was an accompanying release alongside the Reckless album and was shot by the legendary Director, Steve Barron (Dire Straits, Aha, Michael Jackson). The movie features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks. The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu-Ray Pure Audio™ recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year.  The celebratory collection will be available at retailers nationwide.

The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Bryan and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut. There is an exclusive interview with Adams and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and much much more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 – truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.

A&M Records released Reckless three decades ago on November 5th, 1984 – on Adams’ 25th birthday –  the 10-track record, spawned six ground-breaking hit singles, “Run To You,” “Somebody,” “Heaven,” “Summer of 69,” “One Night Love Affair” and “It’s Only Love” – the duet with the iconic Tina Turner. Reckless is the album that catapulted Adams’ career onto the international stage, becoming a multi-million selling disc in the U.K., Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S., Germany and of course his home country of Canada. From the opening act to headliner, Top 20 to #1, the album was the tipping point in Adams’ career.

The original 10-track recording of RECKLESS stretched on for months: sessions began in March 1984, but the album wasn’t finished until September.  “By the time I’d finished the album,” noted Adams, “I was completely exhausted. I’d pushed everybody, including myself, very hard.  It was almost like I didn’t care about any other relationship any more with anybody.  I was just going to make the best record I possibly could.”

History proves he did just that. “Reckless was just the right record at the right time,” says Adams.  “It was just unstoppable.”

Bryan Adams has a select number of Bare Bones dates along the east coast in October (dates below), followed by a European headline arena tour in November performing a set that will honour the 30th Anniversary of ‘Reckless.’

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Available in the following formats:

Super Deluxe – 2 CD, 1 DVD, 1 Blu-Ray Pure Audio™

Deluxe – 2 CD

Remaster Original – 1 CD

Vinyl – 2 LP

Blu-Ray Pure Audio™ – 1 DVD Audio

 RECKLESS

DISC 1  – RECKLESS – THE ALBUM

1. ONE NIGHT LOVE AFFAIR

2. SHE’S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE’S DANCIN’

3. RUN TO YOU

4. HEAVEN

5. SOMEBODY

6. SUMMER OF ‘69

7. KIDS WANNA ROCK

8. IT’S ONLY LOVE

9. LONG GONE

10. AIN’T GONNA CRY

BONUS TRACKS

11. LET ME DOWN EASY

12. TEACHER, TEACHER

13. THE BOYS NIGHT OUT

14. DRAW THE LINE

15. PLAY TO WIN

16. TOO HOT TO HANDLE

17. RECKLESS

DISC 2 – BBC IN CONCERT

HAMMERSMITH ODEON APRIL 1985

1. REMEMBER

2. THE ONLY ONE

3. IT’S ONLY LOVE

4. KIDS WANNA ROCK

5. LONG GONE

6. CUTS LIKE A KNIFE

7. LONELY NIGHT

8. TONIGHT

9. THIS TIME

10. THE BEST IS YET TO COME

11. HEAVEN

12. RUN TO YOU

13. SOMEBODY

14. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

15. SUMMER OF ‘69

DISC 3 – DVD – RECKLESS THE MOVIE

THIS TIME

SUMMER OF ‘69

SOMEBODY

KIDS WANNA ROCK

HEAVEN

RUN TO YOU

IT’S ONLY LOVE (BONUS VIDEO)

DISC 4 – BLU-RAY – PURE AUDIO

RECKLESS – STEREO MIX – 2014 REMASTER

RECKLESS – ORIGINAL ALBUM – 5.1 MIX

U.S. Tour Dates:

SUN, Oct 19                  Minneapolis, MN           State Theatre

MON, Oct 20                 Chicago, IL                   Chicago Theatre

TUE, Oct 21                  Detroit, MI                     Fillmore or Fox Theatre

WED, Oct 22                 Cleveland, OH               Palace Theatre

THU, Oct 23                  Philadelphia, PA            Tower Theatre

FRI, Oct 24                   Washington, DC            National Theatre

SAT, Oct 25                  New York, NY               Theatre at Madison Sq Garden

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