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Bryan Adams – Diana/The Bryan Adamix (Canada 12″ EP)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 15th, 2012



“Diana” is a song performed by Bryan Adams. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the track appears as the B-side to “Heaven” and is one of the most prominent of Bryan Adams’ non-album songs.

The song was written in March 1984 in Vancouver, Canada. It was intended as a light, comedic song about the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. The song was not included on Adams’ Reckless album because Adams was worried about offending the royal couple. Nevertheless, the song was later released as a b-side on the single, “Heaven”.

The lyrics of the song admire Diana, a celebrity who the narrator first saw in a magazine, then later on TV. The narrator professes his love for Diana, and indicates that her current husband (never mentioned by name) is not good enough for her. The narrator begs Diana to leave her husband, indicating that she wouldn’t have to be part of the “social scene” if she were with him.

Though the song is assumed to be about Diana and Prince Charles, the song never explicitly identifies the characters as such. Furthermore, is it never mentioned what Diana does (other than being a well-known celebrity), nor is Charles mentioned by name or title. A royal connection is made, though, in that Diana is identified by the narrator as “the queen of all my dreams”.

According to co-writer Jim Vallance, when the British press obtained a copy of the record, they “attempted to fabricate a scandal” by saying that Adams had inappropriate feelings for Diana and had insulted Prince Charles

Adams often performed the song during his live concerts up until the day of Diana’s death after which he retired the song permanently

A&M Records released the song in 1985 as 12″ EP in Canada. The EP contains Adams hit “Summer Of ’69” and a megamix titled “The Bryan Adamix” which was remixed by Sanny X.

Diana 3:53
Summer Of ’69 3:35

The Bryan Adamix 5:53
Mixed By [Remix] – Sanny X
It’s Only Love
Vocals – Tina Turner
Fits Ya Good

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Diana U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #21


Label: A&M Records – SP 23030
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP
Country: Canada
Released: 1985
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – Bob ClearmountainBryan Adams

Also available the album “RECKLESS”

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Bryan Adams – Diana/The Bryan Adamix (Canada 12″ EP)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Oh, thank you Paul.. you know how to raise my spirits! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. This single is a bit uplifting. I really enjoyed ripping this one 🙂


  2. Juliano Says:

    HA!!! I knew you’d find it, Paul… LOL

    Thanx a lot for the time and attention to my request.
    You rock, mate. Greetings from Brazil \o/


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Juliano. Enjoy 🙂


  3. Jonh Says:

    Another great post,very nice djPaul, and please could you re-upload Times Two ‎– Strange But True 12″, i love this song and i want to listen to, makes me back to my early years on school as a teacher, thx, bye


  4. ric Says:

    I remember reading about this “scandal” in the British media back then…
    But how spot-on is Mr Adams observations!!!
    Paul, thanks for the megamix, can’t wait to see how Sanny ties up all these rawk songs in a medley!
    Any update on your heartbeat monitoring?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric it’s a pretty good megamix just wish it had a few more tracks. I go back to the doctor on October 23 and will find out then what the data says from the two weeks that I wore the monitor if all is ok I will not have to wear it for the remaining two weeks. Fingers crossed it all comes back good 🙂


    ric Reply:

    Fingers crossed!
    And you have all our love, support and prayers here!
    Just keep us updated 😀


  5. Stefano Says:

    Hi Paul, great post. Nice to see another rare Bryan Adams track added to your blog.

    I’d really like to see the 1984 Specially Remixed Version of ‘Run To You’ added to your blog sometime. Never heard that rare mix.

    And in 1983 A&M US released a promo 12 inch of ‘This Time’ with a rare Extended Studio Version of ‘I’m Ready’ on the B-side. Never heard that one too. Curious if it is just an extension (by montage) or really a longer version.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano. I have the “Run To You” 12″ but I do not have “This Time” I do have the promo in my Discogs want list so if a copy becomes available I’ll grab one 🙂


    Stefano Reply:

    Ah ha, does that mean we are going to be treated with the ‘Run To You’ 12 inch remix in a short while 🙂

    Would be awesome!


  6. xplain Says:

    Thank You so much for this.

    Have been on your website many times in last year,
    and enjoying it very much.

    Thanks again for this.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Xplain 🙂


  7. Andrew Says:

    It’s because of ‘Obscure-iost-ies’, Like this Paul, That I keep You in my ‘Heart-Locket’ of Vinyl Mania Loveliness !

    p.s. I found a link to my fave O.N.J. Track here =


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Andrew thank you for the kind comment I appreciate it. That’s a great ONJ track but the “Extended Version” is not official it is a fan made mix. There was never an official “Extended Version” of “Magic”.


    Andrew Reply:

    I did wonder, as I trawled Discogs looking for it.
    Which is a shame as it was a missed ‘oper-chance-ity’, in my humble opinion.
    Is there a longer ‘Live’ version by any chance ?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not that I am aware of. There is a long live version of “Physical” though from 1982 it’s the b-side of the UK “I Honestly Love You” 12″ which was released in 1983 to coincide with the Physical tour.


  8. Wayne Says:

    Thank you SO much for this! I had it on a cassette years ago, which I can’t find now, and I can’t find anywhere to buy it. This is great!!


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