|Studio album by|
|Released||12 February 1980|
|Producer||Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance|
|Bryan Adams chronology|
|The Daily Vault||A|
Bryan Adams is the self-titled debut studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, released on 12 February 1980 by A&M Records. While the album did not gain attention in the US, "Hidin' From Love" reached #64 and "Give Me Your Love" reached #91 both on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.
Making of the album
In early 1978, Bryan Adams teamed up with Jim Vallance (formerly of Canadian band Prism) to form a song-writing duo. A&M Records signed the pair as songwriters, not long before signing Adams as a recording artist. He worked on his self-titled debut album for the balance of 1979 with it being released on 12 February 1980.
The first single was "Hidin' from Love" in 1980 (#43 on the Billboard dance charts) which was followed up by "Give Me Your Love" and "Remember". Although the album never received any US notoriety on its debut, it was the door opener that led to getting radio play, tours, management, agents and the music business in general, interested in the 20-year-old songwriter.
The first tour was across Canada playing clubs and colleges. It was during this time that Adams developed the songs for the US breakthrough album You Want It You Got It (1981).
|1.||"Hidin' from Love"||Adams, Vallance, Kagna||3:17|
|2.||"Win Some, Lose Some"||Adams, Vallance, Kagna, Dean||3:47|
|3.||"Wait and See"||Adams, Willis||3:05|
|4.||"Give Me Your Love"||Adams||2:54|
|6.||"Don't Ya Say It"||Adams, Vallance||3:21|
|8.||"State of Mind"||Adams, Vallance||3:15|
|9.||"Try to See It My Way"||Adams, Vallance||4:03|
|Japan 2012 SHM-CD Bonus Track|
|10.||"Remember" (From Live at the Budokan)||Adams, Vallance||3:49|
Songs covered by other artists
- The song "Wastin' Time" was originally written by Adams for Bachman–Turner Overdrive, and appeared on their 1979 album Rock n' Roll Nights.
- In 1982, "Hidin' From Love" and "Remember" were covered by the British group Rosetta Stone. Their version of "Hidin' From Love" reached #46 on Canada's RPM 100 Singles chart.
- Scandal recorded "Win Some, Lose Some" for their debut EP released in 1982. It was released as the album's third single, but did not chart.