This past week it was announced that a variety of Kingston-born Bryan Adams’ classic music videos are being released in new remastered high definition (HD) video and high-resolution audio versions to replace their original uploads.
The restorations are through YouTube’s Remastered program in partnership with Universal Music Group and Adams’ catalogue launched with his 1983 hit “Cuts Like A Knife” (embedded below). As of today, remastered videos include “Heaven”, “Run To You”, “Somebody” and “Summer of 69”. May 15 will see HD versions of “Do I Have To Say The Words” and “Please Forgive Me” while “Let’s Make A Night To Remember” and “When You’re Gone” go online May 22.
'Cuts Like A Knife' is out now in remastered HD video and high-res audio. Check out the first of four restored classics to be released throughout this month. Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VZhSkREYBc
Posted by Bryan Adams on Friday, May 1, 2020
The YouTube Remastered program began in the summer of 2019 with plans to have 1000 older music videos converted before the end of 2020. Earlier conversions included videos by artists such as Billy Idol, Beastie Boys, Janet Jackson, Kiss, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, and Tom Petty among others. The new videos replace the original SD versions so they keep the same URL and therefore maintain existing view-counts, likes and comments.
Bryan Adams, born here in Kingston in 1959, has sold over 65 million albums with 21 top ten hits during his four decade music career.
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