Recorded this past spring and scheduled to go on sale Nov. 16, the album is described by the record label as "an inspired collection of minimally arranged hits culled from Adams' impressive body of work spanning three decades."
The CD features only Adams' voice and guitar, accompanied on select songs by keyboardist Gary Breit.
Adams has been playing live shows with these new spare arrangements and, as an experiment, decided to start recording them for a possible record, Decca said.
"As the tour rolled across the United States and Canada, many people were asking for a recording of the songs as they had just heard in the show. So in response to that, I decided to record a few shows to see if a recording was even interesting … I like the way the songs carry themselves warts and all, bare-boned, without the original arrangements of a full band or an orchestra," Adams said in a statement. "These recordings only have the voices and hand claps of the fans in the audience and the ambiance of the room to lift them."
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