Superstar Bryan Adams does the same thing as Roxette on their "Tourism", record an entire album on the road in hotels and backstage at concert venues. Its been a while since BA released a solo album,we were blessed by his and Hans Zimmers music on the movie soundtrack to "Spirit-stallion of the Cimarron" in 2002 which totally blew me away but the latest *real* studio album was "On a day like today" from 98 (with the hits "Cloud number nine" and "When youre gone" feat.Mel C).
This man releases albums every now and then but that includes collections,unplugged shows and live albums, all of them usually with 1 or 2 new songs so his fans can?t resist on buying it all. He will also follow up this new album with an unplugged recording titled "Stripped" which will be out in 2005, Im glad that BA hasnt made a new "18 til I die" coz that record didnt make me happy at all.........in fact, "Room service" is a step back to his glorious albums WAKING UP THE NEIGHBOURS and INTO THE FIRE!
The first single "Open road" sounds like something that couldve been written during the Into the fire sessions and the rockers "Shes a little too good for me" and "Room service" has that typical BA trademark a la Waking up the neighbours, even though that Mutt Lange wasnt involved in those two songs-he produced another song on this new album,the ballad "Flying" which feels like the cousin to his classic "Heaven". There are a few more ballads on BAs 2004 effort that unfortunately doesnt hold up to his normal standard but the opening track "East side story" is a looooooooooovely midtempo tune that echoes out "Spirit" all the way to Cimarron.
Not a new classic from the master of pop/rock but a real good piece of work without doubt.