Bryan Adams gives a whole new meaning to the term “album tour” with his latest disc, Get Up, the Canuck rocker’s first new album of original material since 2008. Produced by legendary singer-songwriter-producer Jeff Lynne, Adams noted that he, long-time collaborator Jim Vallance and Lynne spent a few years sending pieces of the songs back and forth across continents and oceans for each to work on.

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“It was a great partnership,” Adams said. “We all worked primarily over the Internet from Canada, Europe and L.A., sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right.”

The songs, which have already travelled more than some bands do, include nine original tracks and four acoustic renditions that range from Adams’ trademark upbeat rock to slower melodies.

“There is a carefree feeling about this album,” the singer added. “In many ways, it is the album I wish I’d been able to make 25 years ago.”

Which is saying something, considering that’s around the same time he released his hugely successful disc, Waking up the Neighbours, which boasted six hit singles including the Grammy- winning “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You.”

Cue the monster tour.

Get Up is available in stores and online today (Oct. 16, 2015).

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