Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks] ()

by

Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop/rock 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.] ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi Hide synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $225.48
Buy new from  $225.48

Change currency

Reviews of New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

Write this item's first Alibris review Review it now

Discussions about New Jersey [Special Edition] [Bonus Tracks]

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!