Waking Up the Neighbours

Release date
24 Sep 1991
Running length
15 tracks
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1 Is Your Mama Gonna Miss Ya? 4:41 15,686
2 Hey Honey - I'm Packin' You In 3:59 1,584
3 Can't Stop This Thing We Started 4:28 99,585
4 Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven 5:49 36,160
5 Not Guilty 4:12 16,274
6 Vanishing 5:03 16,975
7 House Arrest 3:57 17,054
8 Do I Have to Say the Words? 6:12 37,447
9 There Will Never Be Another Tonight 4:41 32,308
10 All I Want Is You 5:20 33,018
11 Depend on Me 5:07 16,474
12 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You 6:38 265,652
13 If You Wanna Leave Me (Can I Come Too?) 4:43 12,491
14 Touch the Hand 4:05 15,216
15 Don't Drop That Bomb on Me 6:00 13,304

About this album

Lange’s heavy-metal influence is evident here, with Adams serving up a fine approximation of an AC/DC song on “Hey Honey—I’m Packing You In,” while “Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven” carries with it the unmistakable flavor of Def Leppard. But in general the emphasis, as always, is on hook-heavy rockers with catchy choruses like “Can’t Stop This Thing We Started.” Whereas on earlier records Adams had spiced up his songs with traces of social consciousness, this set is back squarely in love-and-lust territory.

Released 10 years after Adams’s debut record, WAKING UP THE NEIGHBORS continues in the hard-rocking tradition of its predecessors, but there are some notable changes. Here, Robert “Mutt” Lange, producer of AC/DC and guiding hand behind a number of other successful hard rock acts, is now Adam’s fulltime songwriting partner instead of Jim Vallance, who had co-written all of Adams’s early hits. Many of the latter had a touch of heartland melancholy, but these songs are more concerned with the human heart. The love song “Everything I Do (I Do it for You),” featured in the movie ROBIN HOOD, was an enormous hit.
Personnel: Bryan Adams (vocals, guitar); Keith Scott (guitar); Tommy Mandel (Hammond organ); Dave Taylor (bass); Mickey Curry (drums).

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  • Rain199

    Отличный альбом! Один из самых любимых.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • CabroOones

    sound like a def leppard \m/

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • wojtekpf

    This is a really great ROCK album.

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Herky1975

    immer wieder geile Songs, mach weiter so !!!!!

    22 Jan 2010 Reply
  • coanta

    Great Album!

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Geisterreiter

    Great record. Almost as good as "Reckless". Sadly also the end of the "Kid" that wanted to rock.

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • TonyB18

    now this is a album!

    17 Dec 2008 Reply
  • sonofdunn

    This one for me is right behind Reckless! These 2 albums have kept me hangin on for the ride... keep goin man, we're still rockin with you!

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • musikat42

    It's funny how a great album still can manage to be the beginning of the end. Adams' mid- to late-'80s albums - "Cuts Like a Knife" and "Reckless," especially, but including "Into the Fire" - are the cornerstone of his work and reputation. "Waking Up the Neighbours" is nearly on par with those first two titles, and probably superior to "...Fire," and yet it is the transitional album, containing the seeds of his subsequent slide into sappiness and over-reliance on sappy ballads.

    11 Jun 2008 Reply
  • xander3

    Cheesy but great listening all the same

    7 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Knirrie

    It was the first cd I bought :)

    11 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Pesh0

    best album ever

    8 Jul 2007 Reply
  • ItsMe1989

    Great album!

    17 Oct 2006 Reply

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