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Bon Jovi [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]
     

Bon Jovi [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

by Bon Jovi
 

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From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street bandmate Roy Bittan's distinctive keyboard riff, to the sweaty arena rock of "Get Ready," which closed the album, Bon Jovi's debut is an often-overlooked minor gem from the early days of hair metal. The songs may be simple

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From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street bandmate Roy Bittan's distinctive keyboard riff, to the sweaty arena rock of "Get Ready," which closed the album, Bon Jovi's debut is an often-overlooked minor gem from the early days of hair metal. The songs may be simple and the writing prone to all clichés of the form, but the album boasts a pretty consistent hard rock attack, passionate playing, and a keen sense of melody. The prominence that keyboardist David Bryan (credited as David Rashbaum in the liner notes) gets on this record is an indicator, perhaps, that Bon Jovi had more than a passing interest in the pop market, which was then dominated by new wave and synth pop. Mixing Journey-like '70s rock ("She Don't Know Me") with shout-along stadium anthems ("Love Lies"), the eponymously titled Bon Jovi lay the foundation for the band's career, which reached its apex several years later with that very same combination of pop melody and arena-sized ambition. [This 2010 reissue features four live previously unreleased bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527361666
catalogNumber:
5036153
Rank:
67206

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Aldo Nova   Musician
Richie Sambora   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Roy Bittan   Keyboards
Chuck Burgi   Musician
David Grahamme   Background Vocals
Doug Katsaros   Musician
Frankie La Rocka   Drums
Tim Pierce   Guitar
David Rashbaum   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Alec John Such   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Tico Torres   Drums,Group Member
Huey McDonald   Bass,Musician
Mick Seeley   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer
Richie Sambora   Composer
Larry Alexander   Engineer
Mark Avsec   Composer
Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Scott Litt   Engineer
Lance Quinn   Producer
David Rashbaum   Composer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Tony Villanueva   Composer
Bill Levy   Art Direction
Spencer Drate   Art Direction
Mike Rew   Pro-Tools
Jack Ponti   Composer
Arthur Mann   Executive Producer
Ilene Schreibman   Liner Notes
Mike Lawson   Pro-Tools
Matt Teacher   Pro-Tools
George Karak   Composer
Geoffery Thomas   Photo Tinting
Jeff Henderickson   Engineer

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