Not being a big Bryan Adams fan I bought this album because I was probably the only human being on the planet who WASN'T sick of "Everything I Do" when it spent 2 million weeks at number 1 and there's a WONDERFUL 6:34 version on the album.
Then I slowly got into the rest of the album and loved all the singles that he released and wow, I was hooked, and this has remained one of my favourite albums ever since.
So why? Well, Mutt Lange (producer) influences are plentiful on this and there's more than a hint of "Def Leppard" feel on a number of these tracks, as he also produced their "Hysteria" album and had a hand in a few others, so you're guaranteed a treat if you're a rock fan.
Also there are no fillers on the album and despite its length (15 tracks) it never fades. Apart from the obvious track on it, there are some great soft rock classics such as "Can't stop this thing..." and "...Never be another tonight" as well as a gentler side with great feeling in tracks such as "Thought I'd died..." and "Vanishing". Also some humour in tracks such as "If you wanna leave me" and "Hey Honey..." which includes great lines such as "...gettin bored of microwave cookin/and you tellin me how awful i'm lookin/don't wanna hear how you gotta be thin/hey honey - I'm packin you in!" Great stuff!
Probably his best ever album.