Unplugged is an acoustic live album by Canadian musician Bryan Adams. The album was recorded completely on September 26, 1997 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Adams was joined by Irish piper Davy Spillane and Michael Kamen who wrote orchestrations for many of the songs and brought students from the Juilliard School to play them. Three new songs were included; « Back To You », « When You Love Someone », and « A Little Love ». The song « If Ya Wanna Be Bad – Ya Gotta Be Good » makes its debut on an album, originally appearing on the B-side of « Let’s Make a Night to Remember » – to which it is paired on the Unplugged album. Absent from both the CD and DVD is « Hey Elvis », which is available on the single of « Back To You ». A second single was released in early 1998, an acoustic reworking of the hardrock song « I’m Ready ».
The album includes only thirteen of the songs recorded at the show. The MTV Unplugged DVD included a few different songs and the song order is also different than on the CD.
The record sold over 500 000 units worldwide.
CD track listing
|1.||« Summer of ’69 »||Adams, Vallance||4:02|
|2.||« Back to You »||Adams, Kennedy||4:30|
|3.||« Cuts Like a Knife »||Adams, Vallance||5:04|
|4.||« I’m Ready »||Adams, Vallance||4:29|
|5.||« Fits Ya Good »||Adams, Vallance||3:02|
|6.||« When You Love Someone »||Adams, Kamen, Peters||3:41|
|7.||« 18 til I Die »||Adams, Lange||3:31|
|8.||« I Think About You »||Adams, Peters||2:36|
|9.||« If Ya Wanna Be Bad – Ya Gotta Be Good/Let’s Make a Night to Remember »||Adams, Lange, Peters||4:35|
|10.||« The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You »||Adams, Lange||4:34|
|11.||« A Little Love »||Adams, Kennedy, Peters||3:23|
|12.||« Heaven »||Adams, Vallance||4:31|
|13.||« I’ll Always Be Right There »||Adams, Kamen, Lange||4:28|