The aim of Ultimate is to condense Bryan Adams' extensive back catalog - 13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 5 compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the celebrated hitmaker's much celebrated career. Containing early hits such as "Cuts Like A Knife" and "Run To You" as well as later additions to his repertoire, like "When You're Gone" with Melanie C and "Cloud Number Nine," it's a must have collection for any fan of the renowned Canadian rock star.
And of course, no Bryan Adams best of is complete without his record-breaking international smash hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." Aside from the song with the longest unbroken run at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart - 16 consecutive weeks - other mammoth hits that appear on Ultimate include "Summer Of '69," "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" and Adams' Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration "All for Love."
It's not just the classics that feature on Ultimate either as it also includes the two brand new songs - "Ultimate Love" and "Please Stay" - the first Bryan Adams songs in over two years. "As a songwriter and musician, you are always creating - it's what you do," said Adams. "So even though this is an "ultimate" collection I'm always looking ahead. There are two new songs included ‘Please Stay' and ‘Ultimate Love' both written this year with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times."