New Jersey

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/1999
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453809024
  • Catalog Number: 538090
  • Sales rank: 46,558

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bon Jovi Primary Artist
Jon Bon Jovi Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Richie Sambora Acoustic Guitar, 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
The Sweet Thing Vocal Association Contributor
Chris Cavallaro Engineer
M. Skloff Composer
Eugene Mayo Golden Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best Bon Jovi album

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bon Jovi Rocks!!!!!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ROCK ALBUM OF THE 80'S

    the best ever from BON JOVI only rock album to contain 5 hits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great Bon Jovi record

    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.

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