Review: Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting – All for Love (Pop)

This review covers the pop rock track Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting – All for Love.

This track was released in 1993 as part of The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

The track starts off with guitars and piano. The vocals take over quickly for the first verse.

From there, the vocals take the track into the first round in the main chorus. The instruments do briefly drop before they rejoin the track right after.

After a brief instrumental, the vocals take the track into the next verse. After that, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with the vocals taking the track into the next verse. After that, there is a guitar solo.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus. The main chorus is also extended somewhat. The track then ends with a layering of piano and guitar.

On the surface, this track does sound fairly decent, but it does have its host of problems.

For one, the lyrics are a bit forced. It is evident that there was pressure to make it relate to the movie. As a result, the lyrics just don’t jive as well as they could have been.

Another problem is that while there are big names in this track providing vocals, I’m not convinced they sound harmonious. Separately, I don’t see a whole lot of problems with the vocals. In fact, if there were three different versions of this track with separate vocals, it might not sound too bad. Together, however, the vocals don’t actually end up being cohesive. They just don’t mix well together.

On a more positive note, the piano and guitar elements actually sound great together. You can’t always tell both are playing. Sometimes thy play separately. However, when mixed together, they actually sound quite good. So, on that front, the track sounds pretty good which is why, on the surface, this track doesn’t sound too bad.

Overall, the piano and guitars sound pretty good. In fact, they make the track sound quite well done at first. Unfortunately, when you get to the vocals, the track sort of falls apart. They may sound decent separately, but together, they just don’t mix well together. To make matters worse, the lyrics are a bit forced to make it relate to the movie. Overall, this is a pretty mediocre track in the end because, after a few listens, the shine wears out.

Score
6.5/10

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