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Bryan Adams – Run To You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 17th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

R E Q U E S T

“Run to You” is a rock song written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Adams’ fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and is still one of Adams’s most recognizable and popular songs. The song topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has appeared on all of Adams’ compilation albums. The single was certified Gold in Canada in 1985.

“Run to You” was released in October 1984 and became one of the most successful songs from Reckless on the American rock charts and arguably one of Adams most recognizable and popular songs. “Run to You” was released worldwide on October 18, 1984. The song reached the top ten on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and was Adams first number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and number six on the Billboard Hot 100. “Run to You” reached the top twenty on the Canadian singles chart and remained there for seven weeks. “Run to You” reached the highest Canadian chart positions Adams had attained at the time of release and became his second top twenty single in Canada. “Run to You” was released the following month in Ireland and peaked at number 8 and reached number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. It was his second single to chart in Europe.

Stewart Mason from Allmusic said “Run to You” was the first of the album’s six Top 30 hits, and in retrospect, “one of the weakest of the lot. Although the song has a thundering chorus, the kind that sounds truly excellent blasting through FM speakers, there is quite literally not much else to the song: of the song’s nearly four-minute length, over half of the song is devoted to repeats of the chorus and an unimaginative instrumental breakdown that leads into a seemingly endless vamp on the chorus to fade.” The long instrumental is indicative of the theme of the music video where the protagonist is serenading his guitar as the object of his affection.

The music video was shot in London, England and later Los Angeles.[9] Directed by Steve Barron, it was nominated for the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards in five different categories: Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. While the song didn’t win any of the awards, it has received more MTV Video Music Award nominations than any other of Adams’ songs. The English actress Lysette Anthony appears in the video.

SIDE A:
Run To You (Specially Remixed Version) 3:59

SIDE B:
I’m Ready 3:58
Cuts Like A Knife 5:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Minr
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Run To You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1984 Run To You U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– AMY 224
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Photography By – Hiro*
Producer – Bob ClearmountainBryan Adams
Written-By – Bryan AdamsJim Vallance

NOTES:
“Run To You” original version appears on the A&M album “Reckless” AMA 5013.
Tracks B1 & B2 taken from the A&M album “Cuts Like A Knife” AMLH 64919.
Track A1 actual duration is 3:54
Made In England

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

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

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34 Responses to “Bryan Adams – Run To You (UK 12″)”

  1. dave76 Says:

    So many good songs by Bryan Adams and this is one of them. Thanks so much for this 12″.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dave76!

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  2. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    Bryan adams is very popular in Brazil!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Drake 🙂

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  3. Dan Says:

    Cue air guitar! Thank you Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan!

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  4. Fred Says:

    As far as I can tell, this is the exact same version as what is on the full cd. “Specially Remixed”…scam from the Labels again. Thanks for the rip, though! It’s a shame the Labels have so many misleading issues to get people to buy stuff.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Fred but in my opinion the vinyls sounds better so still worth the download 🙂

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  5. The Doctor Says:

    In keeping with Fred’s comment above, and some of the comments on yesterday’s post:

    I happened to have the original album version of “Run to You” handy, so I actually went as far as to load both of them into Cool Edit Pro’s multitrack editor so I could A-B roll them side-by-side, with the volumes normalized to the same levels and everything. As near as I can tell, they are exactly the same; if there’s any “remixing” here, its too subtle for my fortysomething ears to make out. 🙂 (And considering that I can still make out the 15KHz whine of a CRT television’s flyback, I think my hearing is still pretty good. 🙂 )

    I think you were correct in your assessment yesterday; this is just a deceptive mis-labeling of the 12″ single. And the record companies wonder why everyone hates them. 😛

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I noticed that on pretty much all of the “Run To You” releases 7″ and 12″ they all have a track duration of 3:59. A&M must have really screwed up on this one. I have two copies and have yet to find one that is a “remix”. But I had to post this so that the mystery could be solved. Anyway Imn my opinion the vinyl sounds much better than the CD.

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    Fred Reply:

    I need to say that I am not only an ex-dj, but a HUGE collector of music…I have incredible ears and an incredible memory…have since I was 5 or 6 years old and began collecting 45 vinyl. I can remember EXACTLY what any mix of any song sounds like…even if it’s been 30 years. I own about 5000 12″ singles and even more cds. When I saw this 12″ on this site, I couldn’t believe that such a mix existed…and then when I heard the first 10 seconds I knew nothing was different unless it was in the middle of the song or later. Again, just a misleading song/product from the Labels, sadly. BTW, I prefer SoundForge…I remember the days when CoolEdit 1.0 came out and it was like in 16 colors and a horrific block interface. 🙂 I’ve been using SF since 1997 if my memory is correct…long before Sony bought Sonic Foundry.

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    The Doctor Reply:

    Well, Cool Edit Pro advanced rather considerably beyond its 1.0 incarnation; CEP 2.x was actually the last version Syntrillium released before Adobe bought it and renamed it “Adobe Audition.”

    I was fairly sure it was the same mix within the first half-minute or so, myself, but I did the whole runthrough just in case they’d done something to the chorus or the bridge, like adding an overdub or changing the balance between instruments. But, nope — not a dime’s worth of difference, near as I can tell. Either there was supposed to be a remixed version, and they cut the 12″ single using the wrong version and no one noticed; or, A&M was just trying to entice people to buy the 12″ single with false labeling. Ah well, such is life. 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    I bought Chris De Burgh’s Missing You 12″ single in 1988, based on the label that says specially remixed version, but lo and behold, a spin on the turntable reveals that it is the same as the album version. And what do you know, Chris is also on Bryan’s label…A&scaM…ooops A&M

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    Sandbird Reply:

    Many Pet Shop Boys releases have the wrong versions.
    For example: almost all the releases of Opportunities.

    Thanks Paul for this. White it’s the same version as on the album, it still has a better mastering them the CD release.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Sandbird!

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  6. feanor noldorin Says:

    thanks for another great rock 12″, even without a legitimate remix, this one is still worth having!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Feanor 🙂

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  7. Seb Says:

    Well…

    This was, as far as I remember, released before the album. Bob Clearmountain remixed all the album… I think it had a different version, and in the last minute they used the remix in the album too. IMHO I believe this is the reason of the specially remixed label…

    After all is a great great song. Thanx for the post Paul! As usual great work!

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    Stefano Reply:

    In the US the single was released some two weeks prior to the album release. Although two weeks is not a very long time, there is a possibility that A&M, like you say, hastily chose to include the remix on the album. We’ll never know for sure, I guess (or someone could get a hold on Bob Clearmountain himself).

    Thanks Paul for this post. At least now we know that there is only one remix before 1991 that isn’t available on CD: ‘Let Me Take You Dancing’ (1978). Maybe not everyone is aware that the extended remix of ‘Heat of the Night’ (1987) has been released on a Japanese A&M 5 inch CD single.
    I don’t know of any other 80’s remix by Bryan Adams, but I could be mistaken…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Seb!

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  8. JohanErikson Says:

    Thanks Paul, even without a remix treatment it will be great to hear two of Bryan Adams´ best tracks (Run to you and Cuts like a knife) in PaulT-qaulity!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ahh thank you so much JohanErikson 🙂

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  9. Andrew Says:

    Dear Paul.

    I wish that instead ‘pulling YOU up’ about Mis-Labeled Recordings that they Hammered the Record Labels Themselves. ‘May-be’ there ‘was’ gonna be a Remixed Version Inside this 12” and if there isn’t, That ain’t Your fault !
    I did wonder, as I actually HAVE this 12” Single and the grooves are VERY widely spaced apart- so I assumed it was a 7” Edit or something on it ?
    Someone mentions the ‘Let Me Take You Dancin’ 12” FARCE – would that not be why our ‘Canada Bry’ might be against REMIXES in General.
    I mean who’d wan’t to sound like Minnie Mouse Twice LOL

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you andrew 🙂

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  10. Spring Says:

    Thanks a lot for this song dear Paul! So many memories are connected with it… only good memories!!! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome dear spring 🙂

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  11. cheesegland Says:

    DJPaul, thank you…I’d rather have the album version in good sound quality (especially 45rpm) than a remix anyway..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Cheesegland. Enjoy!

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  12. Radioracket Mark Says:

    Hi Paul, I’ve downloaded a lot of stuff from your wonderful website before, but have never said thanks, so just wanted to let you know your mixes are much appreciated down here in Sydney Australia. Interesting to note allmusic’s Stewart Mason didn’t think much of the song, in my opinion this is one of the top five best rock songs of all time, so I don’t know what he was smoking. 🙂 🙂 Thanks – Great work!

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  13. Tom Says:

    Hi guys, I have a question about this single. I recently picked up a copy of this at a garage sale and it is unlike anything I can find on the net. It is by A&M records, printed in Canada, on the front top right corner it says: “12” single 45RPM/45 tours and the vinyl itself is in red colour ! I am guessing it is some kind of a promo copy…can anyone tell me more about it and what it might be worth? Thank you…..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Tom it’s the Canadian pressing worth about $8.00 US.

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  14. Fabian Says:

    I’ve heard the whole song and I agree it’s the album version of “Run To You”

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  15. qat Says:

    TYVM

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