BRYAN ADAMS – Cuts Like A Knife; 40th Anniversary, Live From The Royal Albert Hall (2023)
BRYAN ADAMS has released a new live album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic third LP ”Cuts Like a Knife”. Originally released in 1983, Bryan’s third, was his first U.S. top 10 album and gave him his first three U.S. hit singles: “Straight from the Heart,” the title track and “This Time.” Bryan says credit for much of the album’s success goes to MTV.
In fact, the video for “Cuts Like a Knife,” starring a Penthouse model named Raquel Pena, was one of the most popular videos of 1983. It was filmed in the empty swimming pool of an abandoned YMCA in LA, which was also the location for the party Bryan’s label threw when the album went Platinum.
Last year, the Canadian star celebrated the set with a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which he’s now made available as “Cuts Like A Knife; 40th Anniversary, Live From The Royal Albert Hall“.
Featuring the entire ”Cuts Like a Knife’ LP track-list the recording sound is wonderful, must have been a sound check recording (not the concert with audience) and the versions stay true to the originals, proving Adams ‘still can rock’ if he wants to.
“It was really exciting to go back and listen to those songs,” Bryan says. “Some of the songs I’d never played ever live. I had to sit in a rehearsal hall for a few days and get my head around it.”
Great ’80s songs, great performance.
01 – The Only One (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
02 – Take Me Back (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
03 – This Time (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
04 – I’m Ready (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
05 – What’s It Gonna Be (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
06 – Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Live At The Royal Albert Hall)
07 – Let Him Know (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
08 – The Best Was Yet To Come (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
09 – Cuts Like A Knife (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)
10 – Straight From The Heart (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)