Coming on November 3rd is Bryan Adams’ 21-track career spanning collection, Ultimate. The set includes such ’80s and ’90s classics as “Summer Of ’69,” “Heaven,” “Run To You,” “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?,” “Somebody,” “Please Forgive Me,” “It’s Only Love,” and “Cuts Like A Knife, among others. Ultimate features two newly recorded songs — “Ultimate Love” and “Please Stay” — the latter of which is instantly available upon pre-ordering the new collection.
In the press release for the new greatest hits, Bryan Adams explained the need for new material to stand alongside his best-known songs: “As a songwriter and musician you are always creating — it’s what you do. So even though I’ve released an ‘ultimate’ collection, I’m always looking ahead. There are two new songs included, ‘Please Stay’ and ‘Ultimate Love’, both written this year with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times.”
Bryan Adams admitted to us that his one rule in creating music — whether it was the classics he wrote back in the ’80s or today — is simply to please himself with his work: “The reason I started writing was because I enjoyed the creative process of creating something from nothing. I worked with some superb people over the years, and always the mission was to try and create something that we like. The idea of trying to appeal to somebody else is impossible. You gotta write music for yourself.
“I Do It For You”
“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 Sting & Rod Stewart
“Back To You”
“Please Stay” *** new track
“18 Til I Die”
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