BON JOVI "New Jersey" /LP/



The fourth full-length album by the legendary American Hard Rock/Soft Metal band.
Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for Hard Pop/Rock by the time of "New Jersey", concentrating on sing-along 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.
The album was the follow-up to the band's 1986 breakthrough album, "Slippery When Wet", and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in its second week of release after making its debut at No. 8. It remained at No. 1 for four consecutive weeks. It produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles, the most top ten hits to date for any Hard Rock album, including "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You", which both reached No. 1. The album was certified seven times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album also debuted at No. 1 in UK and was the band's first UK No. 1 album. "New Jersey" was released by the Soviet state-owned record company Melodiya, being the first American album ever released in USSR.
Rare Russian issue 12-track vinyl LP, housed in a full color picture with a completely different back cover design to any other issue including biographical text printed in Russian Cyrillic.
Polygram/Melodia, 1988/1989 (A60 00551 008). Made in USSR. Used: good.
 

Tracklist:
1.Lay Your Hands On Me 05:58
2.Bad Medicine 05:14
3.Born To Be My Baby 04:38
4.Living In Sin 04:36
5.Blood On Blood 06:14
6.Homebound Train 05:09
7.Wild Is The Wind 05:04
8.Ride Cowboy Ride 01:24 
9.Stick To Your Guns 04:43
10.I'll Be There For You 05:43
11.99 In The Shade 04:25
12.Love For Sale 03:56
Total playing time: 40:39

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