Coming on September 7th is Bryan Adams’ new studio set, Get Up, produced by Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame. The album, which once again pairs Adams with longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, features nine new tracks — with four acoustic versions of the tunes.
Bryan Adams spoke about the set in the album’s press release, saying: “It came together quite organically song by song, working with Jeff producing over the past couple of years whenever he had time. It was a great partnership as it gave me plenty of time to write the songs, most of which are a collaboration with Jim Vallance. We all worked primarily over the Internet from Canada, Europe, and L.A., sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right. There is a carefree feeling about this album and in many ways it is the album I wish I’d been able to make 25 years ago.”
Jeff Lynne added: “I’ve always been a big fan of Bryan so getting to work with him was a great pleasure. Bryan would send me a demo across the Internet, then I would play most of the instruments to make a finished backing track and send it back to him in England. There he would put the lead vocal on to the song and send it back to me in California. 5,400 miles apart! And it’s turned out to be a rockin’ album!”
Lynne, who last year made a stage comeback using the ELO brand during a show at London’s Hyde Park, has racked up production credits over the years for his Traveling Wilburys bandmates George Harrison, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. He’s also spent time behind the boards for Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Olivia Newton-John, Regina Spektor, and most recently Joe Walsh.
Tom Petty explained that the proof of Jeff Lynne’s talent can’t be found simply by looking at his resume: “Well, he wasn’t there by accident. It’s a pretty good compliment that the Beatles got back together and hired you to be the (laughs) producer. That’s, y’know, I’m sure they could’ve gotten anyone they wanted.”
September 18 – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Centre
September 19 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogers Amphitheater
September 20 – Memphis, TN – Snowden Amphitheater
September 21- Springfield, MO – Events Centre
September 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrup Auditorium
September 24 – Bemdji, MN – Sanford Centre
September 25 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Centre