Bryan Adams- Waking Up the Neighbours

The Bryan Adams 1991 album Waking Up the Neighbours  was gi-normous the world over (16 million sold), containing terrific rockers “Hey Honey I’m Packin’ You In”,”Can’t Stop This Thing We Started”,” House Arrest“,”There Will Never Be Another Tonight”, “Not Guilty”, and “Touch the Hand”. It also contained the mid-tempo killer chorus “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven”, plus the closing theme to Kevin Costner/Morgan Freeman’s international hit movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves entitled “(Everything I Do) I Do it for You”. Bryan Adams is my guest for  Waking Up the Neighbours.

Because the In The Studio rockumentary series has always focused on the biggest and best rock albums in history, we throw around sales figures each episode of two, three, seven , even ten million  sold. But when you actually write out the fact that Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours  since 1991, it  starts to take up some real estate on the page. In this week’s classic rock interview, diplomat’s son Bryan reminds us that he had a passport before he had a guitar, and explains how one song in particular,”Everything I Do, I Do It for You”  appearing  under the closing credits at the very end  of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves, put awareness of his considerable talent in front of people in places where Bryan Adams’ music had never penetrated.  –Redbeard ( L-R Redbeard backstage with Bryan Adams & Sirius/ XM’s Kurt Gilchrist )