New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

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by Bon Jovi
     
 

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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 --

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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">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">Bon Jovi">Bon Jovi">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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602527361659
catalogNumber:
001417502

Tracks

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
Wood Newton   Composer
Bob Rock   Engineer
Hugh Syme   Art Direction
Mike Rew   Pro-Tools
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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New Jersey 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Bon Jovi album is awsome. Bad Medicine is such a cool song. I'll be there for you is such a beautiful song. Jon Bon Jovi has such an amazing voice. I love this band.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best ever from BON JOVI only rock album to contain 5 hits
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth Bon Jovi's album. The tittle is very good, a nice tribute to New Jersey, the place where they were born. There are wonderful ballads, as ''Living in Sin'', ''I'll Be There For you'' and ''Wild Is The Wind''. ''Ride Cowboy Ride'' is a little song, but even so it's a beautiful song. Something I cant' understand is why it plays so low! It's one of my faves in this album. ''Love For Sale'' is very funny too, with their acoustic guitars. ''Blood on Blood'' is my favourite too. Musically it sounds very good, and the lyrics are wonderful, talking 'bout the time when you are teen and you are learning things not so good, but things that made part of our own lives. This is a good song for you think about your life, your childhood, the wonder years that will never come back. ''Lay Your Hands On Me'', ''Bad Medicine'' and ''Born To Be My Baby'' are great hard rock songs. You have to check these on! Everybody that likes rock and roll has to have this album on his CD's collection! Bon Jovi rocks forever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album shows the evolution of Bon Jovi's sound. There are a lot of brutal rockers (Lay your hands on me, Bad Medicine, Homebound train...), great pop/metal hybrids (Born to be my baby, 99 in the shade), "western-oriented" songs (Stick to your guns, Ride cowboy ride), great power ballads (Living in sin, I'll be there for you) and epic rockers that remains "Springsteen 70's" (Blood on blood, Wild is the wind). That eclecticism is nice amazing and wonderful. In other words, "New Jersey" is the best album of Jon, Richie and Co.