Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Please forgive me - Bryan Adams

When I bought this single, I hadn't actually heard it. I might have thought twice before buying it if I had, I think. 'Please forgive me' was written by Bryan Adams and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange and treads a much too often trodden path. According to an article in Wikipedia: 'the passion Adams sings the song with is breathtaking'. I would say instead that the lack of originality in this song is breathtaking, but there you go.

The single reached number 2 in the UK, number 7 in the USA and number 1 in Australia. The single reached number 3 in the Dutch Top 40.

EDIT:: As you can read in the reactions below, I've had a request to remove the divshare box with this post. I guess even Bryan Adams himself thinks these two tracks shouldn't be listened to. In this case, he's certainly right, so I'm happy to oblige.

My collection: 7" single no. 2038
Found: Virgin Megastore, London, October 22, 1993
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Please forgive me' / 'Can't stop this thing we started (live)'


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    Hi Marcel,

    On behalf of Adams Communications and Bryan Adams, we would kindly ask you not to post pirate copies of Bryan Adams albums / tracks or videos on your site.

    We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Bryan, but Adams Comms. would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirated files in question.

    Thank you for respecting the artist's and labels' wishes and, if you / your readers would like good quality, non-pirated previews from Bryan's latest album - "11" - then full-length versions of "Tonight We Have The Stars", "I Thought I'd Seen Everything" & "Walk On By" are available for fans and bloggers to stream / host / post / share etc from the Archive section of www.bryanadams.com. Up-to-the-minute news on Bryan's 2010 shows is, of course, available on the official site and on www.myspace.com/bryanadams and an ever-increasing resource for new and archive film footage of Bryan Adams performances is also exclusively available for fans and YouTubers on Bryan’s official channel at www.youtube.com/bryanadams ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further BA news, preview material and on-line promotions.

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  2. As the author of CanadianBands.com, I would like to commend you for posting an honest review of this song. It doesn't surprise me to see web sheriff is complaining about your honesty tho. It seems they only approve of hot air up adams' ass.
    My partner and I have recently been harassed by them because I will not succumb to pressure and agree to be censored. He recorded a disco single, and played with Sweeney Todd - those are the facts.
    But again, thank you for the honesty. Unbiased, open and honest opinions are sorely lacking when it comes to artists who've apparently forgotten they're no better than anyone else. Keep up the good work.


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