New Jersey

New Jersey

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 hadSee more details below

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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">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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1999
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731453809024
catalogNumber:
538090
Rank:
47485

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richie Sambora   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Berring   Vocals
David Bryan   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joanie Bye   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Fairbairn   Percussion,Horn
Scott Fairbairn   Cello
Lovena Fox   Vocals,Background Vocals
Linda Hunt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Cecille Larochelle   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sue Leonard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Goudin Dido Morris   Percussion
Audrey Nordwell   Cello
Alec John Such   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joani Taylor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tico Torres   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Jon Bon Jovi   Composer,Artwork
Richie Sambora   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer
Holly Knight   Composer
Peter Berring   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Steve Glassmeyer   Composer
King of Swing   Composer
George Marino   Digital Remastering Engineer
Wood Newton   Composer
Bob Rock   Engineer
Hugh Syme   Artwork
Diane Warren   Composer
John Allen   Engineer
Sweet Thing Vocal Association   Contributor
Chris Cavallaro   Engineer
M. Skloff   Composer
Eugene Mayo Golden   Composer

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