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New Jersey - Bon Jovi
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New Jersey - Bon Jovi
Date: 13/08/00, updated on 13/08/00 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Good mix of songs, great lyrics
Released in 1988 on Polygram Records, 'New Jersey' is the fourth album from bon Jovi, and contains the following tracks:
Lay Your Hands On Me
Born To Be My Baby
Living In Sin
Blood On Blood
Wild Is The Wind
Ride Cowboy Ride
Stick To Your Guns
I'll Be There For You
99 In The Shade
Love For Sale
The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn, and engineered and mixed by Bob Rock.
I have to say that of all Bon Jovi's album releases, excluding Cross Road, this is my favourite. There is a good mix of tracks - the album starts with Lay Your Hands On Me, whichis generally hard to classify, but a good song nonetheless, then you have two upbeat tracks with Bad Medicine and Born To Be my Baby. Living In Sin is a song along the lines of 'Livin' On A Prayer', in that it's about a couple living together, but not married, holding down jobs, and scraping by, but who have each other, which is all that really matters.
'Blood On Blood' tells the story of three schoolfriends, who went through a lot together, but have gradually drifted apart. Supposedly 'Bobby, he's an uptown laywer, Danny, he's a medicine man. And me, I'm just a singer in a long haired rock and roll band', Hmm, wonder who that is then?!
'Wild Is The Wind' is a ballad, actually one of my favourites, and then we come to a couple of tracks which demonstrate Jon's facination with cowboys - 'Ride, Cowboy Ride' and 'Stick To Your Guns', which is about doing what you want to do, but giving everything you can, and taking it seriously. Next is 'I'll Be There For You', another ballad, followed by '99 In The Shade' which is 100% fun, and 'Love For Sale', which is ....strange.
Overall, I love 'New Jersey'.
It's perfect for cheering yourself up, and is another of those albums where you should turn up the volume and sing along. Simply great music.