New Jersey [Remastered]

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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 remastered in 2014.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2014
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602537891306
  • Catalog Number: 002105502
  • Sales rank: 11,113

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
George Marino Mastering
Bob Rock Engineer
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Vartan Art Direction
Ryan Smith Reissue Remastering
Chris Cavallaro Engineer
Ilene Schreibman Liner Notes
Monique McGuffin Newman Producer
John Allen Engineer
Captain Kidd Composer
Andrew Labarrerre Licensing
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