Bryan Adams- The Early Years is, in basic, the very hard-to-find Sweeney Todd album "If Wishes Were Horses" repackaged.
Here's The Story: Sweeney Todd hit it big in Canada with the Canadian classic rock radio staple "Roxy Roller" in 1976. Lead singer, Nick Gilder, leaves the group, has a giant hit with "Hot Child In The City." They get some unknown 16 year old singer named Bryan Adams to fill his shoes. They record the 1977 album "If Wishes Were Horses," get a couple big hits, break up. Though in that short time span, they record some truly stellar music, the best of Bryan's largely unimpressive career.
Sweeney Todd is one of Canadas best bands, period. They are also one of the most forgotten, which is a crying shame. This album showcases the extreme talents of the group, capable of challenging such glam giants as T.Rex. Bryans voice is still high and smooth, instead of his annoying low gravelly tone. The guitars provide some killer riffs, which had the potential to be dinosaur hits. Keyboards do not play a major role in the music, but you can occasionally hear them sprinkled in the background. The bass & drums are some of the best I've heard, and all together it's just an amazing package. The title track may be a little cheesy, but is still enjoyable. Buy it now, you'll absolutely die.
Best Track: Tantalize