Bryan Adams is my most favourite singer and I first got to listen to him while I was in my home country Taiwan, had MTV on and "Please forgive me" was on rotation (F*ck! Also a 20 years old song now!) - I surely listened to him in the '90s when "Everything I do" was hot, but it didn't moved me as much as "Please forgive me".
Later in '97, I embarassed myself in a gig of him getting noticing me with his famous boyish sheepish grin, I was singing "Cuts like a knife" on the wrong line (gahh! Way to screw up in front of your favourite singer, well the other fans were amazed), standing in the front row. But it was also one of my most unforgettable concert, since his buddy Keith Scott threw his pick to me after the gig. It was a total lucky day, because I went straight ahead without knowing, if I am still getting a ticket for it.
Anyway, Bryan recently re-released his super limited deluxe edition set of his breakout album "Reckless" the 30th anniversary edition. I fortunately never bought Reckless, since most songs were then on other albums I owned, so though I knew it was his breakout album, I never bough it. BUT: the limited super deluxe edition was worth it. What I find most interesting is this picture I uploaded. The alternate cover for the single Heaven on LP (which I like better than the normal Reckless photo, I guess it's the hard lightning of his face) and a recently (self?) taken in the same style 30 years later, which he twittered. It's a nice comparison of one and the same man 30 years later. He didn't aged that much, more wrinkles, different hair style, same white Tee and biker jacket. He was 25 then when his breakout album was released on his birthday and 55 when his photo was taken. How time flies!