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Classic DVD Review: Bryan Adams | Live at Slane Castle

The Canadian rocker adopts a heavier, stripped-down approach for this live outing.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


MAIN COURSE: A high-energy 90-minute set from pop-rocker Bryan Adams and his band — augmented by guest spots from Sporty Spice and Chicane — recorded on the scenic grounds of a historic Irish castle in the summer of 2000.

SIDE DISHES: Mostly the typical bonus cuts, backstage and rehearsal footage, along with an interview and photo gallery. A unique feature: Five songs can be viewed through a 360° fisheye lens. VERDICT: If you needed any more proof that Adams is the whitest man in rock, the stage set — featuring white outfits, white instruments, white backdrops and so on — will drive the point home once and for all. Still, the heavier, stripped-down approach — Adams leads a power trio, playing bass on most cuts — adds some welcome oomph to his crowdpleasing sound.