Keep the Faith [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

Keep the Faith [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

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by Bon Jovi
     
 

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Keep the Faith reintroduced Bon Jovi after almost four years of side projects and hiatuses. The musical climate had shifted considerably in that time, a fact that wasn't lost on the band. Faith blatantly brought to the surface the Bruce Springsteen influence that was always lurking in Bon Jovi's sound, and used it to frame

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Keep the Faith reintroduced Bon Jovi after almost four years of side projects and hiatuses. The musical climate had shifted considerably in that time, a fact that wasn't lost on the band. Faith blatantly brought to the surface the Bruce Springsteen influence that was always lurking in Bon Jovi's sound, and used it to frame Faith's more serious interpretation of the band's pop-metal groove. "I Believe" and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" both amped up the blue-collar, gospel revivalist feel of Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love," dropping in triumphant power chord changes to ensure arena readiness. But Bon Jovi also took a page from Springsteen's Big Book of Epic Songwriting, padding Faith's center with ambitious balladry and a nearly ten-minute story-song, "Dry County," that wouldn't be out of place on a '70s rock album. Elsewhere, the hit single "Bed of Roses" wisely aimed for the verdant adult contemporary pastures pointed to by Bryan Adams with 1991's "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," instead of gripping stupidly to the Aqua-Netted mane of glam rock power balladry. Some of the album's straightforward hard rock songs faltered, since they didn't sizzle like the band's vintage material and fell flat next to more inspired material like "In These Arms." But while miles of open highway separated the songwriting of Jon Bon Jovi and his mates from that of Springsteen, Keep the Faith deserves plenty of points for ambition, and it did succeed in updating the band's sound -- even if the replacement parts were bought used. [In 2010, Keep the Faith was reissued alongside the rest of Bon Jovi's albums, featuring bonus live tracks and new artwork.]

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Release Date:
05/11/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527361727
catalogNumber:
5036155

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Keep the Faith 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This album offers a great list of Rockin Fast song! The powerful message of "Keep the Faith", the longing of "In These Arms", the rockin power of "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", the longing of "In These Arms", the refreshing power of "Bed Of Roses" and the pure rock "Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll" as well as the rest of the hits make this album a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bon Jovi is an extremely talented band. They don't often get enough credit for their talent. This album also does not usually receive the credit it deserves. It contains many sides of BonJovi: thoughtful, fun, longing, probing. It is amazing, and it showcases the guitar-playing talents of the awesome Richie Sambora. Buy it for sure!! I especially love the songs ''In These Arms,'' and ''Dry County.''
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been ten years and I was turned on to the song Bed of Roses(and the cd) just recently. Fabulous! Now I can't get enough of BonJovi. I guess I should come out of my cave more often. Love and Peace, Susan(Michigan)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago