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7800° Fahrenheit
     

7800° Fahrenheit

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by Bon Jovi
 

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Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough "Runaway," Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a

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Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough "Runaway," Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a billowing smoke, soft-focus derivation of true metal, where Journey-style synthesizers and soft rock chorus vocals were the name of the game. To that end, 7800° Fahrenheit tempered its black-leather rock & roll with a rudimentary form of the sound that would make Bon Jovi superstars. They puffed out their chests for the groupie-groping, Mötley Crüe-style catcalls of "In and Out of Love" and made sure "King of the Mountain" rumbled with boys-night-out bravado. But they seemed much more comfortable with the twittering ballad "Silent Night" or "Price of Love," where arena-ready riffing met smoke machine keys and vocal trills. There was even "Tokyo Road," a valiant attempt at the epic scope of Springsteen that featured a Japanese-language intro and full-on character development. It was in these moments -- when the tenets of metal tried on the hairstyles of pop -- that 7800° Fahrenheit burned its brightest; the professional songwriting and increased cash flow of Slippery When Wet just made the existing mercury burst.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1999
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731453808829
catalogNumber:
538088
Rank:
30598

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richie Sambora   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Carol Brooks   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeannie Brooks   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Bryan   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Randy Cantor   Synthesizer
Phil Hoffer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Mandel   Synthesizer
Jim Salamone   Synthesizer
Alec John Such   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tico Torres   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Rick Valenti   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
David Bryan   Composer
Randy Cantor   Programming
Obie O'Brien   Engineer
Lance Quinn   Producer
Jim Salamone   Programming
Bill Scheniman   Engineer
Tico Torres   Composer
Bill Levy   Artwork,Art Direction
Bill Grabowski   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Vigon Seireeni   Artwork,Art Direction
Mal   Engineer

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7800° Fahrenheit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
They had their whole life to write their first album and in a few months they brought the world an album which builds on the sucess of this amazing band! Only Lonely and Silent Night offer fans their first real taste of the power rock ballads that make Bon Jovi the supergroup they are today and songs like Tokyo Road remain fan favourites today. This is a must have for anyone who ever found themselves singing along to a Bon Jovi song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They had their whole life to write their first album and in a few months they brought the world an album which builds on the sucess of this amazing band! Only Lonely and Silent Night offer fans their first real taste of the power rock ballads that make Bon Jovi the supergroup they are today and songs like Tokyo Road remain fan favourites today. This is a must have for anyone who ever found themselves singing along to a Bon Jovi song.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album, it shows the great sound of Bon Jovi before they hit big. I love Only Lonely,In and Out of Love, and Secret Dreams. The others were great also. Nothing like Bon Jovi!