Apparently the album was in the can 3 years before release and was dismissed at the time of release as the death rattle of a knackered combo. Nonsense as it contains some of Adams' finest songs and performances; it's got beauteous ballads but also some great hooks with his pop sensibilities turned up to '11'.
It should also be noted that Catlin Cary emerged as a fine solo artist after the band split in 1999.
The 'Ryan: Treasure or Tosspot?' debate can be revisited by watching the boy's appearance on Letterman in the last clip.