Give me someone who isn't a Bryan Adams fan, and I'll show you the cow that jumped over the moon. This guy is extremely popular, and his latest album release, explains why.
"Best Of Me" is a collection of quite a few of his chart-busters that changed the face of Rock after he made a splash on the music scene in the 1980s.
This album will perhaps be hailed as a god-send by the more passive Bryan Adams fans, as they will finally have all his best songs under one roof, thus saving them the trouble of scouting for individual tracks.
Among the songs featured are the more recent "When You Are gone" sung with Mel C, "Please Forgive Me", "Cloud Number Nine", "Only Thing That Looks Good", "Can't Stop This Thing" and the three inevitables - "Summer Of 69", "18 Till I Die" and "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)". One slow and sweet song is the one sung by him with Rod Stewart and Sting for the film "The Three Musketeers" called "All For Love".
I think, all in all, this album is an excellent investment - and this is said keeping in mind not only those fans who swear by him, but also that very dubious percentage of the world's population that hasn't heard of him.This article was first published on 15 May 2000.