is a highly collectible artist, being internationally recognized as
one of the biggest names in popular music. His solo career was launched
with the 1979 release of the much sought after Let Me Take You Dancing single (7" and 12" versions available in many countries).
Previously he was vocalist in a band called "Sweeney Todd" and
singles, notably Roxy Roller, featuring Bryan on lead vocals also command
high prices. Visit the official Bryan Adams Home Page for biography information. Bryan's material is
released and collected all over the World.
Many of the rarest items
originate from Japan or Australia. His records sell well in the
UK, where many releases featured 2 CD singles, with different
sleeves and B sides. Bryan has not escaped the bootleggers either.
Listed on these pages are many examples of "unofficial"
CD recordings of live performances.
And before you ask, no I don't know
where you can get these from - they are listed here purely because
they do exist, even if they are illegal to make and sell, and many
people collect them. Also note that many bootlegs with different
titles contain material from the same source.
There are also a fair share of "promotional
only" items listed. On some, rare live performances can be found, often
not available on any commercial releases. Sometimes the items are identical
to the commercial release with just the words "for promotional use
only" printed on them. Bryan's "promos" are more common in
the US than elsewhere in the World. UK, European &, more recently, Mexican
promos are produced in smaller quantities and therefore often command much
higher prices than their US counterparts or standard "stock" releases.
Japanese "Let Him Know"
following people have helped these Bryan Adams pages greatly by contributing
Sleeves, information or corrections:-
Atsuhi Toyota from Japan,
Jude in New Zealand,
Thanks to all of you and
to anyone else who has sent me information.
Keep an eye out for the nice Japanese variations of Bryan's CDs - there are a lot of different OBIs as the CDs get re-released. Of more specialist interest are the other Asian releases from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong etc which must be classed as "semi-legal" at best. They often feature quite bizarre spellings of titles - my favourite being "Bry And Adams" !!
August 1998, A&M records shut down it's UK branch of the
label. From then, Bryan's UK releases have mainly been
on the Mercury label, albeit
maintaining a smaller A&M logo.
you have details of any Bryan Adams releases not listed on these
pages, or spot any errors, then please contact
me! If you are able to attach an image of the sleeve then please
do! Don't forget to check out my "for sale" page as well where there are a few Bryan Adams items.
Here's a text link for all items by BRYAN ADAMS, just in case the drop down menus don't work in your browser.