The movie features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks. The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu-Ray Pure Audio™ recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year.
The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Adams and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut. There is an exclusive interview with Adams and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and much more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 – truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.
UMC originally released Reckless three decades ago on 05 November 1984 – on Adams’ 25th birthday – the 10-track record, spawned six ground-breaking hit singles, “Run To You”, “Somebody”, “Heaven”, “Summer of 69”, “One Night Love Affair” and “It’s Only Love” – the duet with the iconic Tina Turner. Reckless is the album that catapulted Adams’ career onto the international stage, becoming a multi-million selling disc in the U.K., Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S., Germany and of course his home country of Canada. From the opening act to headliner, Top 20 to #1, the album was the tipping point in Adams’ career.
The original 10-track recording of Reckless stretched on for months: sessions began in March 1984, but the album wasn’t finished until September. “By the time I’d finished the album,” noted Adams, “I was completely exhausted. I’d pushed everybody, including myself, very hard. It was almost like I didn’t care about any other relationship anymore with anybody. I was just going to make the best record I possibly could.”
History proves he did just that. “Reckless was just the right record at the right time,” says Adams. “It was just unstoppable.”