Bryan Adams is releasing a new compilation encapsulating the best of his 35-plus-year career into one disc.
Ultimate, available November 3, features 21 tracks including two new recordings, the single “Please Stay” and “Ultimate Love.” The Canadian singer/songwriter/photographer’s biggest hits are here, including some of his biggest breakthrough singles during the ’80s (“Cuts Like a Knife,” “Heaven,” “Summer of ’69”), soundtrack smashes from the ’90s and ’00s and two tracks from his most recent album, 2014’s Get Up!, which paired Adams and longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance with the instantly recognizable production of Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne.
Beyond the two new tracks, a strange thing that makes Ultimate unique is it finally presents the single version of one of Adams’ biggest hits, the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves theme “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” on an album. Every one of Adams’ previous compilations–1992’s So Far So Good, 1999’s The Best Of Me and 2005’s Anthology (and even Adams’ entry in UMe’s Icon series in 2010)–have featured the longer album version.
You can add Ultimate to your collection November 3 by pre-ordering now at the below links.
Ultimate (A&M/UMe (U.S.)/Polydor/USM (U.K.), 2017)
- Go Down Rockin’
- Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
- Run To You
- Ultimate Love *
- It’s Only Love (with Tina Turner)
- Here I Am
- When You’re Gone (with Melanie C)
- Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)
- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Single Edit)
- You Belong To Me
- Summer Of ’69
- Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
- Please Forgive Me
- Cuts Like a Knife
- The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
- All For Love (with Rod Stewart & Sting)
- Back To You
- Please Stay *
- 18 Til I Die
Tracks 1 and 11 from Get Up! (Polydor/UMe, 2014)
Track 2 from Waking Up The Neighbors (A&M, 1991)
Tracks 3, 5-6, 12 and 14 from Reckless (A&M, 1984)
Track 7 from Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron – Music From The Motion PIcture (A&M, 2002)
Track 8 from On a Day Like Today (A&M, 1998)
Track 9 from The Best Of Me (A&M, 1999)
Original version of Track 10 from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Original Motion PIcture Soundtrack (Morgan Creek, 1991)
Track 13 from Don Juan DeMarco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M, 1995)
Track 15 from So Far So Good (A&M, 1993)
Track 16 from Cuts Like a Knife (A&M, 1983)
Tracks 17 and 21 from 18 Til I Die (A&M, 1996)
Track 18 from The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M/Hollywood, 1993)
Track 19 from MTV Unplugged (A&M, 1997)