Cuts Like A Knife

Released : 1983
Produced by : Bryan Adams and Bob Clearmountain
Time : 37:

01 The Only One (3:14) Adams / Vallance
02 Take Me Back (4:49) Adams / Vallance
03 This Time (3:18) Adams / Vallance
04 Straight From The Heart (3:30) Adams / Kagna
05 Cuts Like A Knife (5:16) Adams / Vallance
06 I'm Ready (3:58) Adams / Vallance
07 What's It Gonna Be (3:39) Adams / Vallance
08 Don't Leave Me Lonely (3:09) Adams / Vallance / Carr
09 Let Him Know (2:56) Adams / Vallance
10 The Best Was Yet To Come (5:16) Adams / Vallance

(4919) released 1983 by A&M Records

USA     : A&M - compact disc / LP / MC - 4919- 2/1/4
Europe : A&M - compact disc / LP / MC - 394919- 2/1/4

USA : reissue : A&M- compact disc / MC - 75021-3288-2/4

Band line-up :
Bryan Adams (lead and background vocals, guitars; piano on track 04)
Mickey Curry (drums)
Dave Taylor (bass; background vocals on track 05)
Tommy Mandel (organ, synthesizer; piano on track 09 and 10)
Keith Scott (guitars, background vocals)

guest musicians :
Jim Vallance (percussion on track 02, 03, 04, 09; electric piano on track 10)
Lou Gramm (background vocals on track 01, 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 09)
Alfa Anderson (background vocals on track 02)
Mark Doyle (background vocals on track 02)
M. Simpson (background vocals on track 05)
K. Davies (background vocals on track 05)
L. Frenette (background vocals on track 05)
J. Wesley (background vocals on track 05)


Produced by Bryan Adams and Bob Clearmountain. 
Recorded at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver.
Mixed at Le Studio, Morin Heights.
Additional Recording and Mixing at the Power Station, New York City.
Engineered by Bob Clearmountain.

additional notes : by Julian Gill (Kiss Faq)  
Track 08 : written by Eric Carr, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.
This song was considered for use on KISS "Creatures Of The Night" album.
Eric Carr would record the song during the album sessions, playing drums (with the same drumsound as the album), bass, rhythm guitars, lead and backing vocals.
The song started out with Eric Carr and Bryan Adams working on the song together in Los Angeles, with Jim Vallance and Bryan later finish off the piece in Vancouver.

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Audio Samples 

Don't Leave Me Lonely
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