11 (album)

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11
Studio album by Bryan Adams
Released March 17, 2008
Recorded 2005-2007 at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada.
Genre Rock
Length 47:12
Label Universal/Polydor
Producer Bryan Adams
Robert John "Mutt" Lange on tracks 1 & 5
Bryan Adams chronology
Anthology
(2005)
11
(2008)
Singles from 11
  1. "I Thought I'd Seen Everything"
    Released: March 1, 2008
  2. "Tonight We Have the Stars"
    Released: May 30, 2008
  3. "She's Got a Way"
    Released: September, 2008

11 is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock artist Bryan Adams. It was released on March 7, 2008 through Universal Music Group. The album was a number 1 hit in Canada, Switzerland and India and on number 6 in the UK. It was recorded at The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, Canada, and additionally at hotel rooms and backstage concerts around Europe.

Three singles have been released from the album: "I Thought I'd Seen Everything", "Tonight We Have the Stars" and "She's Got a Way". The album was also released in the US exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail stores on May 13, 2008.[1] To promote the album, Adams toured around Europe on the "11 Days, 11 Cities" acoustic tour, playing new songs and old classics.

11 Tour[change | change source]

In support of the release of 11, Adams started the ‘11 concerts, 11 cities’ tour, having concerts in 11 different countries in just 11 days.[2] The intimate shows at some spectacular venues will see Adams perform an acoustic set, on stage, with just his guitar and harmonica.[2] The London show was on March 11, 2008 at St. James Church in Piccadilly.[2] The last stop of his 11 days concert tour was in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17 March.[2] After the ‘11 concerts, 11 cities’ Adams went and acoustic tour where he toured with Foreigner and Rod Stewart to support his new album.[3] Zimbio asked Adams: "With the acoustic tour, which of your songs do you feel sound best acoustically?"

Well, they all work acoustically, because they were all written on an acoustic guitar. This album started out as an acoustic record and halfway through I sort of switched gears and decided to make sort of an acoustic rock record. When I play the songs live, it has actually sort of led me into a path of this next tour, which is my first American acoustic tour. I feel confident enough with these songs and with the songs in the past that the show is going to be quite interesting, sort of hearing these songs stripped down completely, just myself and a guitar.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

Original CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tonight We Have the Stars"   Adams, Vallance, Peters 4:05
2. "I Thought I'd Seen Everything"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 5:07
3. "I Ain't Losin' the Fight"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 3:56
4. "Oxygen"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 3:35
5. "We Found What We Were Looking For"   Adams, Lange, Rabin 3:38
6. "Broken Wings"   Adams, Kennedy 3:37
7. "Somethin' to Believe In"   Adams, Kennedy 4:01
8. "Mysterious Ways"   Adams, Peters 4:28
9. "She's Got a Way"   Adams, Kennedy 4:41
10. "Flower Grown Wild"   Adams, Vallance, Peters 3:53
11. "Walk On By"   Adams, Vallance 2:53
12. "The Way of the World" (UK/Japan Bonus Track and B-side of single) Adams, Vallance, Peters 3:18
13. "Miss America" (iTunes Bonus Track/B-side of lead single) Adams, Kennedy 3:57
14. "She's Got A Way - New Mix" (Single version released digitally) Adams, Kennedy 3:48
Deluxe Edition CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tonight We Have the Stars"   Adams, Vallance, Peters 4:05
2. "I Thought I'd Seen Everything"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 5:07
3. "I Ain't Losin' the Fight"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 3:56
4. "Oxygen"   Adams, Kennedy, Lange 3:35
5. "We Found What We Were Looking For"   Adams, Lange, Rabin 3:38
6. "Broken Wings"   Adams, Kennedy 3:37
7. "Somethin' to Believe In"   Adams, Kennedy 4:01
8. "Mysterious Ways"   Adams, Peters 4:28
9. "She's Got a Way"   Adams, Kennedy 4:41
10. "Flower Grown Wild"   Adams, Vallance, Peters 3:53
11. "Walk On By"   Adams, Vallance 2:53
12. "The Way of the World"   Adams, Vallance, Peters 3:18
13. "Saved"      
14. "Miss America"   Adams, Kennedy 3:57
15. "She's Got A Way (Chicane Mix)"      

Personnel[change | change source]

Additional Personnel[change | change source]

  • Pointless Brothers - backing vocals on track 6
  • Kathleen Edwards - backing vocals on track 7
  • Teese Gohl - string arragement on tracks 7 & 8
  • Gavin Greenway - string arragement on track 11
  • Hal Beckett - string conductor on tracks 7, 8, & 11
  • Bob Clearmountain - Mixing
  • Olle Romo - editing
  • Ben Dobie - recording
  • Bryan Gallant - additional recording
  • Kirk Mcnally - additional recording
  • Roger Monk - string recording on track 8

Charts[change | change source]

Album[change | change source]

Country Peak Position Certification (If Any) Sales/shipments ref.
Canada 1 [4]
Switzerland 1 Gold +15,000 [5][6]
India 1 [7]
Germany 2 [8]
Austria 2 [9]
Denmark 2 [10]
Portugal 4 [11]
United Kingdom 6 [12]
Netherlands 8 [13]
Romania 10 [14]
Hungary 12 [15]
Spain 12 [16]
Ireland 25 [17]
Sweden 30 [18]
Australia 35 [19]
Norway 39 [20]
Poland 50 [21]
United States 80 [4]
France 157 [22]

References[change | change source]

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