Lost Highway

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Serious country fans know that "Lost Highway" is a Leon Payne-written Hank Williams classic, but even though Bon Jovi's 2007 album shamelessly trades on iconographic country imagery in a bid for a genre-skipping crossover hit, it's designed for those country fans who don't much care about Hank's legend never mind knowing anything about Leon Payne. Lost Highway has little to do with any country prior to Garth Brooks, a move that makes sense since Garth was the gateway drug to country music for old Bon Jovi fans in the '90s. In that regard, it makes perfect sense for Bon Jovi to refashion themselves as a modern country act, because their heartland anthems are as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Serious country fans know that "Lost Highway" is a Leon Payne-written Hank Williams classic, but even though Bon Jovi's 2007 album shamelessly trades on iconographic country imagery in a bid for a genre-skipping crossover hit, it's designed for those country fans who don't much care about Hank's legend never mind knowing anything about Leon Payne. Lost Highway has little to do with any country prior to Garth Brooks, a move that makes sense since Garth was the gateway drug to country music for old Bon Jovi fans in the '90s. In that regard, it makes perfect sense for Bon Jovi to refashion themselves as a modern country act, because their heartland anthems are as thoroughly middle American as any country artist, and in 2007 country was at the core of mainstream pop music; in other words, the band's fans already have made the crossover, so they wouldn't see this crossover move as crass, just as catching up. But when it comes right down to it, Bon Jovi's self-styled country album has little to do with contemporary country in 2007, either. Despite duets with LeAnn Rimes and Big & Rich, despite the occasional fiddle or steel guitar, Lost Highway recalls nothing so much as a latter-day Bon Jovi record in how it balances fist-pumping arena anthems with heavy doses of sentiment. Not long after the buried fiddles on "Lost Highway" fade from memory and enough time passes to excuse the bad Toby Keith knockoff "Summertime," it's virtually impossible to distinguish this album anything after 1992's Keep the Faith. Which isn't necessarily bad, mind you -- Bon Jovi has a flair for commercial craft, knowing how to hit the sweet spot between the mundane and melodic, and there are times on Lost Highway where the group does so again. Ironically enough, what hurts is when they really try to fit into the conventions of country -- usually on the rockers, as on the aforementioned "Summertime" and the even-worse Big & Rich duet "We Got It Going On," which manages to cram in every sports-bar cliché into an unpalatable mess, a talent that also emphasizes Jon Bon Jovi's unfortunate tendency to rely on hackneyed imagery -- but when they're just being the smooth, efficient pop crooners they are, Lost Highway is as good as, and no different than, any Bon Jovi album since Keep the Faith. Which may not make it as adventurous as it appears, but it should still be satisfying all the same to those loyal fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 602517328082
  • Catalog Number: 000890202
  • Sales rank: 29,171

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lost Highway (4:14)
  2. 2 Summertime (3:18)
  3. 3 (You Want To) Make a Memory (4:37)
  4. 4 Whole Lot of Leavin' (4:17)
  5. 5 We Got It Going on - Big & Rich (4:13)
  6. 6 Any Other Day (4:03)
  7. 7 Seat Next to You (4:23)
  8. 8 Everybody's Broken (4:13)
  9. 9 Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore - LeAnn Rimes (4:44)
  10. 10 The Last Night (3:33)
  11. 11 One Step Closer (3:37)
  12. 12 I Love This Town (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bon Jovi Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi Vocals, Background Vocals
Richie Sambora Guitar, Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
David Bryan Keyboards
John Catchings Cello
Daniel Chase Keyboards
Dan Dugmore Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Charles Judge Synthesizer, Conductor
Greg Leisz Pedal Steel Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Tico Torres Percussion, Drums
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Kurt Johnston Pedal Steel Guitar
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Hillary Lindsey Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Composer
Richie Sambora Composer
Billy Falcon Composer
Desmond Child Composer, Executive Producer
Daniel Chase Programming
Mark Hagen Engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Charles Judge Programming, String Arrangements
George Marino Mastering
Justin Niebank Engineer
Andy West Art Direction
Brett James Composer
John Shanks Composer, Producer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Harry McCarthy Drum Technician
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Kenny "Borgeois" Alphin Composer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
John Rich Composer
David Graef Guitar Techician
Jon Michael Brady Drum Technician
Willy Donica Guitar Techician
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Love Bon Jovi with the country influence..

    This is a wonderful CD. Every song is awesome!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not what I expected, but awesome!

    I've always been a Bon Jovi fan, and when I heard that they were releasing a country album, I didn't think I'd like it at all. But, now that I've listened to it I can't stop. There is not a bad song on the album, but the best ones are probably: Make A Memory, Til We Ain't Strangers Anymore and Lost Highway. Excellent Album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    im a teenager!

    even though my friends and i listen to different kinds of music , we all agree that there is no one better than bon jovi . im a HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply AWESOME....they are back!!!

    This is as good as anything they have every done...maybe better...!!!! They are DEFINITELY BACK with a huge bang!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Sure the style is a little different, but it is still a very good cd! I am a fan of country so it doesn't bother me, but the more hard core metal fans might be dissapiontd. I say buy it though, it is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bon Jovi.. You Got It Going On!

    I love, love, love this new CD... like many others I got it for You Want To Make A Memory..and was not dissappointed by the other tracks. It's awesome that you can see how the band has evolved throught the years, and this CD is right on track. I love the way the tracks change from party songs like Lost Highway to ballads like You Want To Make A Memory and then to anthem songs like We Got It Going On to I love This Town (maybe this will be the new anthem for the state of New Jersey like Who Says You Can't Go Home) Great job guys.. keep the music coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Haunting

    The CD is great,I bought it for Want To Make A Memory, cause lets face it no matter how old we are there is someone in all of our hearts we think about from time to time, but I have fallen in love with the whole CD. Everyone needs this it is GREAT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great For The Highway

    I've been a fan of Bon Jovi for many years but this is really one of the best albums that I've ever heard from them. There isn't one skippable track on the entire album. Honestly I have to say though that as good as "Make A Memory" is, it certainly is not the best track on the album, in fact in my opinion it's probably the worst, even though once again it's not bad. The country sound also isn't that much of a shocker for any Bon Jovi fan. This album really isn't that much of a departure from their previous albums. Still Great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I'm not saying Bon Jovi is bad but their past stuff is much better. They started out as a metal outfit and they were good. They switced over to country-metal and they were also really good. Even up till Have A Nice Day they were doing well. But this is more country than metal and to tell you the truth they were better as metal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Pleasant Surprise!

    As a long-time Bon Jovi fan, I was a little concerned about how this album was going to turn out. Fortunately I did not need to worry. This album is excellent. It still sounds like Bon Jovi, just with subtle country music influences. Lost Highway, Whole Lot of Leavin' and Any Other Day are some of the best songs the band has ever written. You can't find a better singer than Leann Rimes, so I really like the duet with her. This is a great summertime cd to listen to while driving. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Every Track is A Hit!

    This album will definitely generate many number 1 hits for the band. Jon's song with Leanne Rimes is a true Jon "classic" ballad. This album is must have for every Bon Jovi fan and country fans who may never have bought Bon Jovi before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bon Jovi is always true to their music!

    Country or their kind of Rock, Bon Jovi delivers! There are so many good songs on this CD. I hope people don't dismiss this with out listening just because they think it is a Country Album. "Make A Memory" is so haunting and really grows on you. My favorite song on the CD is "Ain't Strangers Anymore". That songs has big hit potential. I highly recommend this CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eclectic! The only constant in [my] life is change, and this is always for the better.

    I have been a devoted fan of Bon Jovi since 1984. After carefully listening to the entire album for a third time, I am completely blown away by this masterful creation. Their musical craftsmanship and evolution once again sets them apart from the rest and validates this band as a blue-chip that raises the attitudes and standards in the artistic community. Their quintessence of what made them popular and has kept them on top of the music charts for over two decades now without losing one single fan, but gaining thousands of new ones instead every time they release a new album, is intact and palpable in every astonishing song of Lost Highway. The multifaceted-song approach developed in Lost Highway caters to even the most unyielding tastes in music. Even if you were born in the 90’s and have never heard of Bon Jovi, or if you are not a fan, this is a definite must-have in your music collection. ‘Summertime’ and ‘I Love this Town’ are the perfect summer anthems: funky lyrics and contagious beats. For a powerful good old rock n’ roll night, crank up the volume in your I-Pod and transport yourself back to the 80’s with ‘We Got It Going On.’ If you are in the mood to be introspective about love while enjoying a glass of red wine, the soulful ballads ‘Make a Memory’ and ‘Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore’ will make you feel as if you were drinking Barolo and/or Barbaresco! The stars in the sky will also seem closer and brighter than any other night to the sound of ‘Seat Next to You’ and 'Everybody’s Broken.’ All vocals and backing vocals are fantastic. Jon’s voice is better than ever. Get in your car, turn on your CD player, drive hundreds of miles and DO get lost in the highway listening to this superb CD! I am and continue to be ecstatic and feel so privileged to have been able to enjoy and maintain Bon Jovi’s musical tour de force as the “soundtrack” of my life through the passing years. Although I am 37 now, I can’t honestly wait to see what this “soundtrack” will sound like when I am in my 60’s. I am certain that they will be around and beyond that time! –Wm. Reyes-Cubides

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BON JOVI RULES!!!

    Once again this band has shown it can do anything they set their minds to, they can sing anything. I have heard the entire album and it rocks. They rock and rule.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They never disappoint

    I'm a fan from the beginning and I don't think this one will be my favorite, but anything by Bon Jovi is great. I was worried because I am not a fan of country music but there was only one song that I found had too much "country" influence. Lets face it, Bounce and Have a Nice Day are hard acts to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lost Highway

    Lost Highway is such a Great CD, I can pick out parts that remind me of country artists such as Rodney Akins, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney, but yet with a Bon Jovi style to them, I need music to motivate me to get up and move and when I used Lost Highway it kept me going for the first 4 hours of my day, and I even found myself dancing across my back yard which doesn’t happen all the much anymore. I really did enjoyed every song.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bon Jovi has done it again!

    Lost Highway is just another amazing collection of songs from Bon Jovi. The best is that they continue to write their own songs, they haven't gotten stuck in a rut sticking with a specific genre of music. They tell their stories with lyrics and music that suit the feeling of the song. I've got them all, and I haven't been disappointed yet. Thanks again for something that I not only looked forward to, but enjoyed listening to several times over on just the first day. (I wore out Have a Nice Day!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THEY GOT IT GOING ON!

    Once again, Bon Jovi has proven they can do anything. Great sound and Bon Jovi attitude!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great....As usual!!!

    Bon Jovi back and Great as usual. One of their best offerings yet - as expected!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Country.....BonJovi Style

    BonJovi has put out another great album. As always they have done it with stlye. They once again have taken the road less traveled and once again poven they have it going on. Jon's voice is outstanding. I love listening to this album. If you like music you will love this album. The whole band is incredible.

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