Bon Jovi

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leslie Mathew
From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street Band-mate 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 clich?s 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leslie Mathew
From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street Band-mate 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 self-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 amibiton.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/1999
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • UPC: 731453808720
  • Catalog Number: 538087
  • Sales rank: 12,048

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runaway (3:50)
  2. 2 Roulette (4:41)
  3. 3 She Don't Know Me (4:02)
  4. 4 Shot Through the Heart (4:25)
  5. 5 Love Lies (4:09)
  6. 6 Breakout (5:23)
  7. 7 Burning For Love (3:53)
  8. 8 Come Back (3:58)
  9. 9 Get Ready (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bon Jovi Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Richie Sambora Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Roy Bittan Keyboards
David Grahamme Vocals, Background Vocals
Frankie La Rocka Drums
Hugh McDonald Bass
Tim Pierce Guitar
David Rashbaum Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mick Seely Vocals, Background Vocals
Alec John Such Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tico Torres Drums
Huey McDonald Bass, Bass Guitar
Mick Seeley Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Composer
Aldo Nova Contributor
Richie Sambora Composer
Larry Alexander Engineer
Tony Bongiovi Producer
Chuck Burgi Contributor
Jeff Hendrickson Engineer
Doug Katsaros Contributor
Scott Litt Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
George Marino Remastering
Lance Quinn Producer
David Rashbaum Composer
Tony Villanueva Composer
Judith Salavetz Cover Design
Bill Levy Art Direction
Spencer Drate Artwork, Art Direction, Cover Design
Jack Ponti Composer
Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas Photo Tinting
Arthur Mann Executive Producer
George Karak Composer
Marc Avsec Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Those were the days!

    Wow! This album really takes me back to junior high! My friends and I all cried when we found out Jon got married! The music is all nostalgia on this one. And feel free to dance around with your broom, pretending to be a back-up singer, taking yourself back to the 80's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Runaway hit!

    The debut album from the greatest band around today! What more can we say except that it was a great start to a great career that isn't going anywhere, but straight UP! The breakthough hit Runaway offers a look at the future featuring the man who would eventually replace Alec John Such as the bass player for Bon Jovi. Ironic that Hugh would be the first to 'join' the band. This album rocks !!!

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