Anthology Original recording remastered, CD+DVD, Limited Edition
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As with any "best of" collection, there are some notable absences (Bryan's duet with Barbara Streisand "I Finally Found Someone" coming to mind), but it's hard to imagine these tracks not finally giving his supporters something to sing about. As well, the two-disc set includes a few tracks that didn't necessarily have to be there, but there inclusion doesn't dampen the exciting undercurrent of Bryan's sound.
As to new material, the disc boasts three 'new' cuts, two of which are new recordings of already existing material: a live recording of "18 'Til I Die" is a keeper as the listener gets drawn into the live experience of seeing Bryan in concert (showing how much he enjoys entertaining his fans), while the new version of "When You're Gone" with Pamela Anderson (a boy/girl, audience-member participant favorite of Bryan's since its release) avoids falling flat thanks to its catchy rhythm despite the near-dead weight of Pamela's vocals ... but if you've seen this song in concert then you know that this is probably what Bryan wanted. The sole new cut, "So Far So Good", does get buried a little bit under the weight of his stronger material, but it's definitely worth including here as a bonus to the long-time supporters.
"Anthology" is a career-spanning 2-CD collection, the US Version including 33 classics and three so-called new recordings: "18 'Til I Die" (recorded live in Lisbon, from the concert DVD), "When You're Gone" (featuring Pamela Anderson making her singing debut), and "So Far So Good". The European version includes "I'm Not the Man You Think I am" as a new track instead of the Pam Anderson duet. The complete colletion being newly digitally remastered which is something A&M (Universal) should do with the complete BA catalogue.
European Version includes "When You're Gone" with Melanie C instead of the new version with Pamela Anderson. Also on the Euro Version but missing on the US Version are "All I Want is You" and "I'm Not the Man You Think I am".
Only included on the US Version are "This Side of Paradise" and "Why Do You Have to be So Hard to Love".
Also the tracklisting especially on disc two has been mixed around on the US Version, the European version is compiled chronologically.
All I Want is You: from the Album Waking up the Neighbours, only on Anthology/Euro
I'm Not the Man You Think I am: written & recorded for the movie Colour Me Kubrick, only on Anthology/Euro
So Far So Good: recorded for the compilation of the same title, but remained unreleased till now
Some Hits are missing on this compilation, although they may have been inluded on previous collections "So Far So Good" and/or "The Best of Me":
Victim Of Love - from Into the Fire
Kids Wanna Rock - from Reckless
Diana - from the Reckless sessions, only released as a single in some countries
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THE DISCS: (2005) 2 discs clocking in at approximately 154 total minutes (disc-1 at 77:45, disc-2 at 76:32). Included with the discs is a 22-page booklet containing song titles/credits/notes, a 2-page intro, several Bryan Adams photos with band members, what songs came from which albums, and thank you's. Digitally remastered sound. Two versions of this release are available. The U.S. version has the 2 music compact discs (only). The U.K. version contains a bonus DVD of Adams in a 2005 concert recorded in Lisboa, Portugal (22 songs, 105 minutes). Label - A&M Records.
ALBUM REPRESENTATION: Bryan Adams/Debut (1 song); You Want It, You Got It (1); Cuts Like A Knife (3); Reckless (6); Into The Fire (2); Waking Up The Neighbors (4); So Far So Good (1); 18 Til I Die (4); Unplugged (2); On A Day Like Today (2); The Best Of Me (2); Room Service (3); Movie Soundtracks (2); Bonnie Raitt's Road Tested/Live (1); Unreleased (2).
COMMENTS: Canadian born (Kingston, Ontario) Bryan Adams was biggest back in the early to mid 80's.Read more ›
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For anyone with even a casual interest in Bryan Adams this is the perfect collection. I'd actually forgotten how great this guy is. This makes me want to hear more of his music.Published 16 months ago by mark seeberg
I LIKED TO have Bryan Adams WAKING UP THE NEIGHBOR'S DVD MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION 5 STARS in my COLLECTION MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION OF THE 80S&90S MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION OF THE ARTS... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Odell joe977@yahoo
Even if you have all BA's other albums, this is a great compilation, and sound quality is quite good. Worth the price!Published on June 18, 2014 by Paul C. Seeberg
all bryan adams fans will enjoy the anthology, but may prove disappointing with the bonus disc - not worth the extra cost.Published on March 14, 2014 by Steve
OK I know some of you are really going to laugh but there's one Bryan Adams song I really wish was here. Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by B. Gittings
All of his greatest songs in a cd package well worth the price. Plus great bonus songs from concerts and great duets, one that really will surprise you. Read morePublished on January 13, 2008 by F. Holakouee