New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop
ock by the time of New Jersey, concentrating on singalong choruses sung over and over again, frequently by a rough, extensively overdubbed chorus, producing an effect not unlike what these songs sounded like in the arenas and stadiums where they were most often heard. The lyrics had that typical pop twist -- although they nominally expressed romantic commitment, sentiments such as "Lay Your Hands on Me" and "I'll Be There for You" worked equally well as a means for the band and its audience to reaffirm their affection for each other. The only thing that marred the perfection of this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop
ock by the time of New Jersey, concentrating on singalong choruses sung over and over again, frequently by a rough, extensively overdubbed chorus, producing an effect not unlike what these songs sounded like in the arenas and stadiums where they were most often heard. The lyrics had that typical pop twist -- although they nominally expressed romantic commitment, sentiments such as "Lay Your Hands on Me" and "I'll Be There for You" worked equally well as a means for the band and its audience to reaffirm their affection for each other. The only thing that marred the perfection of this communion was Jon Bon Jovi's continuing obsession with a certain predecessor from his home state; at times, he seemed to be trying to re-create Born to Run using cheaper materials. [New Jersey was reissued in 2010 with several bonus features, including live tracks and expanded liner notes.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2010
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602527361659
  • Catalog Number: 001417502
  • Sales rank: 68,554

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bon Jovi Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Richie Sambora Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
David Bryan Keyboards, Background Vocals
Scott Fairbairn Cello
Goudin Dido Morris Percussion
Audrey Nordwell Cello
Alec John Such Bass, Background Vocals
Tico Torres Drums
Technical Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Composer, Art Direction
Richie Sambora Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Holly Knight Composer
Peter Berring Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Fairbairn Producer
Steve Glassmeyer Composer
King of Swing Composer
George Marino Mastering
Wood Newton Composer
Bob Rock Engineer
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Mike Rew Pro-Tools
Ryan Smith Mastering
Chris Cavallaro Engineer
Ilene Schreibman Liner Notes
Mike Lawson Pro-Tools
Matt Teacher Pro-Tools
M. Skloff Composer
Eugene Mayo Golden Composer
John Allen Engineer
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