100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong

100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong

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by Bon Jovi
     
 

Jon Bon Jovi has never been reluctant to embrace stardom -- in fact, as the title of this expansive archival offering indicates, he positively revels in it -- but he's also never been shy about giving the people what they want. That's the vibe that permeates this for-the-fans box set, which is packed to the gills with rarities andSee more details below

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Jon Bon Jovi has never been reluctant to embrace stardom -- in fact, as the title of this expansive archival offering indicates, he positively revels in it -- but he's also never been shy about giving the people what they want. That's the vibe that permeates this for-the-fans box set, which is packed to the gills with rarities and unreleased offerings that span the Jersey band's entire career. The uniformly high quality of the tunes spread across the four discs point to some serious quality control on Bon Jovi's part: Virtually all the songs compiled herein could've stormed the charts at the band's popular peak, notably the stinging "Why Aren't You Dead," which ups the "You Give Love a Bad Name" ante on the kiss-off front. On the other hand, "Garageland," which bops along on something of a J. Geils groove, attests to the degree they maintained the bar-band concern with keeping the folks on their feet. As the set progresses, it's easy to follow the maturing process, particularly in the leader's lyrical stance -- take "Rich Man Livin' in a Poor Man's House," on which Mr. Bongiovi gives voice to a working-class guy who feels wealthy due to the love of friends and family. While it's easy to perceive Bon Jovi as a one-man show -- the band name might have something to do with that -- this collection affords the rest of the guys a chance to strut their stuff as well. Drummer Tico Torres takes center stage for the breezy "Only in My Dreams," to which his bandmates append a Spanglish jingle about his prowess, while keyboardist David Bryan does his best Billy Joel impression on "Memphis Lives in Me." Not everything is A-list material -- as with most Bon Jovi recordings, the power ballads are piled on a bit thick -- but considering the fact that the bulk of the set consists of "leftovers," it's a mighty tasty meal, indeed. 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong also includes a DVD featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Staff
To commemorate both the band's two-decade mark in the music industry and the selling of 100 million records, Bon Jovi culled together this four-CD/one-DVD collection. An homage to Elvis Presley, both in the title and cover concept (with each group member wearing a gold lame outfit), this set pays tribute to Bon Jovi's fans, many of whose written testimonials are sprinkled throughout the accompanying photo-packed booklet. Jon Bon Jovi also contributes explanations of specific songs and his own thoughts about the band's 20-year journey. Most importantly, the 50 tracks that make up the audio portion reinforce how this New Jersey outfit managed to survive in a fickle market for so long: a wealth of well-written tunes built on a foundation of great hooks, heartfelt sentiment, and well-honed musicianship. There's plenty to sift through here, including demos of much-loved favorites ("Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"), soundtrack contributions ("Edge of a Broken Heart"), and solid international B-sides ("Ordinary People"). Most impressive is the above-average amount of previously unreleased fare (including lead-vocal performances from each bandmember). The DVD is filled with rare archival material, including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, making the set essential for Bon Jovi's millions of fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498640708
catalogNumber:
000354300
Rank:
30060

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Why Aren't You Dead?  -  Bon Jovi
  2. The Radio Saved My Life Tonight  -  Bon Jovi
  3. Taking It Back  -  Bon Jovi
  4. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night  -  Bon Jovi
  5. Miss Fourth of July  -  Bon Jovi
  6. Open All Night  -  Bon Jovi
  7. These Arms Are Open All Night  -  Bon Jovi
  8. I Get a Rush  -  Bon Jovi
  9. Someday Just Might Be Tonight  -  Bon Jovi
  10. Thief of Hearts  -  Bon Jovi
  11. Last Man Standing  -  Bon Jovi
  12. I Just Want to Be Your Man  -  Bon Jovi

Disc 2

  1. Garageland  -  Bon Jovi
  2. Starting All Over Again  -  Bon Jovi
  3. Maybe Someday  -  Bon Jovi
  4. Last Chance Train  -  Bon Jovi
  5. The Fire Inside  -  Bon Jovi
  6. Every Beat of My Heart  -  Bon Jovi
  7. Rich Man Living in a Poor Man's House  -  Bon Jovi
  8. The One That Got Away  -  Bon Jovi
  9. You Can Sleep While I Dream  -  Bon Jovi
  10. Outlaws of Love  -  Bon Jovi
  11. Good Guys Don't Always Wear White  -  Bon Jovi
  12. We Rule the Night  -  Bon Jovi

Disc 3

  1. Edge of a Broken Heart  -  Bon Jovi
  2. Sympathy  -  Bon Jovi
  3. Only in My Dreams  - Tico Torres
  4. Shut Up and Kiss Me  -  Bon Jovi
  5. Crazy Love  -  Bon Jovi
  6. Lonely at the Top  -  Bon Jovi
  7. Ordinary People  -  Bon Jovi
  8. Flesh and Bone  -  Bon Jovi
  9. Satellite  -  Bon Jovi
  10. If I Can't Have Your Love  - Richie Sambora
  11. Real Life  -  Bon Jovi
  12. Memphis Lives in Me  - David Bryan
  13. Too Much of a Good Thing  -  Bon Jovi

Disc 4

  1. Love Ain't Nothing But a Four Letter Word  -  Bon Jovi
  2. Love Ain't Nothing But a Four Letter Word  -  Bon Jovi
  3. River Runs Dry  -  Bon Jovi
  4. Always  -  Bon Jovi
  5. Kidnap an Angel  -  Bon Jovi
  6. Breathe  -  Bon Jovi
  7. Out of Bounds  -  Bon Jovi
  8. Letter to a Friend  -  Bon Jovi
  9. Temptation  -  Bon Jovi
  10. Gotta Have a Reason  -  Bon Jovi
  11. All I Wanna Do Is You  -  Bon Jovi
  12. Billy  -  Bon Jovi
  13. Nobody's Hero  -  Bon Jovi

Disc 5

  1. Bonus Material  -  Bon Jovi

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joe Perry   Musician
Richie Sambora   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Kenny Aronoff   Musician
Bobby Bandiera   Musician
Eric Bazilian   Musician
Carol Brooks   Musician
Jeannie Brooks   Musician
David Bryan   Vocals,Group Member
Jerry Cohen   Musician
Jay Davidson   Musician
Mark Hudson   Musician
Hugh McDonald   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Pino Palladino   Musician
Shawn Pelton   Musician
Lance Quinn   Musician
Alec John Such   Group Member
Tico Torres   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Garo Yellin   Musician
Kurt Johnston   Musician
Jeff Kazee   Musician
Rick Valenti   Musician

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Richie Sambora   Composer,Audio Production
Michael Kamen   Composer
Billy Falcon   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer
Eric Bazilian   Composer
David Bryan   Composer
Mark Hudson   Composer
Andy Johns   Audio Production
Patrick Leonard   Composer
George Marino   Mastering
Diane Warren   Composer
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Pat Leonard   Audio Production
Mike Rew   Engineer,Digital Editing
Richie Supa   Composer
Efrain Torres   Digital Editing
Ryan Null   Collage
Michael Kachko   Marketing
Logan Riese   Costume Design
Pierre Robert   Liner Notes
Dean Grakal   Composer

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