Anthology (Bryan Adams album)

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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 2005
GenreRock, soft rock
ProducerBryan Adams, Robert Lange, Bob Clearmountain
Bryan Adams chronology
Room Service
Singles from Anthology
  1. "When You're Gone"
    Released: 2006
  2. "So Far So Good"
    Released: 2006

Anthology is a compilation album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams which contains songs he recorded from 1978 through 2005. The two disc set includes songs from 1980–2005. A third disc which was a DVD live concert which was recorded in mid 2005 called "Live in Lisbon" was included in North America for a limited time. All the songs are in chronological order of their release, except the last song on the first disc on the North American edition, which was released in 1999. The album's enclosed booklet has notes about the process of the recordings and the credits for each track.

Release and reception[change | change source]

Anthology co-produced by Adams, Robert Lange and Bob Clearmountain, peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200.[1] The album was released on October 18, 2005 and features songs like "Heat of the Night", and "Summer of '69". Anthology peaked at 4 on the Canadian Album Chart 29 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified two times platinum in Canada and gold in the UK.[1][2][3][4]

Version differences[change | change source]

On the first disc, the North American edition has "The Best of Me" as the last track, while the International edition moved the song to the 2nd disc, and had "All I Want Is You" instead.

On the second disc, The North American edition has two songs from his Album Room Service and a new recorded version of "When You're Gone" with Pamela Anderson, while the International edition has the Chicane song "Don't Give Up" in place of Chicane's remix of "Cloud Number Nine", and a new song "I'm Not the Man You Think I Am" (from the movie Colour Me Kubrick), and the original version of "When You're Gone" with Mel C. instead.

Track listing[change | change source]

Disc one[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Remember"  Adams, Vallance 3:41
2. "Lonely Nights"  Adams, Vallance 4:46
3. "Straight from the Heart"  Adams, Kagna 3:30
4. "Cuts Like a Knife"  Adams, Vallance 5:16
5. "This Time"  Adams, Vallance 3:18
6. "Run to You"  Adams, Vallance 3:54
7. "Somebody"  Adams, Vallance 4:44
8. "Heaven"  Adams, Vallance 4:03
9. "Summer of '69"  Adams, Vallance 3:35
10. "One Night Love Affair"  Adams, Vallance 4:42
11. "It's Only Love"  Adams, Vallance 3:15
12. "Heat of the Night"  Adams, Vallance 5:07
13. "Hearts on Fire"  Adams, Vallance 3:30
14. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"  Adams, Lange, Vallance 6:34
15. "Can't Stop This Thing We Started"  Adams 4:29
16. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight"  Adams, Lange, Vallance 4:40
17. "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven"  Adams, Vallance 5:58
18. "All I Want Is You"  Adams 5:20

Disc two[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Please Forgive Me"  Adams, Lange 5:03
2. "All for Love"  Adams, Lange, Kamen 4:46
3. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"  Adams, Kamen, Lange 4:06
4. "Rock Steady (live)"  Adams, Peters 5:16
5. "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You"  Adams, Lange 3:37
6. "Let's Make a Night to Remember"  Adams, Lange 6:19
7. "Star"  Adams, Lange 3:42
8. "Back to You (live)"  Adams, Lange 3:35
9. "I'm Ready (live)"  Adams, Vallance 4:42
10. "On a Day Like Today"  Adams, Lange 3:15
11. "When You're Gone"  Adams, Martin, Peters 3:24
12. "Cloud Number Nine"  Adams, Martin, Peters  
13. "Best of Me"  Adams, Vallancee 3:33
14. "Don't Give Up"  Adams, Lange, Vallance 3:42
15. "Here I Am"  Adams, Zimmer, Peters 4:40
16. "Open Road"  Adams, Kennedy 4:40
17. "18 til I Die (live)"  Adams, Lange 3:28
18. "So Far So Good"  Adams, Vallance 3:47
19. "I'm Not the Man You Think I Am"  Adams, Lange 5:20

Personnel[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Bryan Adams". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  3. "CRIA Certifications". CRIA. Archived from the original on 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
  4. "Search the Awards Database". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-07-20.