Bon Jovi (Album)


  • Keyboard: Roy Bittan
  • Drums: Frankie La Rocka
  • Bass: Hugh McDonald
  • Guitar: Tim Pierce
  • Background vocals: Mick Seeley
  • Additional Drums: Chuck Burgijujilo
  • Background vocals: David Grahmme
  • Additional Keyboard: Doug Katsaros
  • Additional guitar and additional keyboards: Aldo Nova
  • Engineering: Larry Alexander, Jeff Hendrickson, John Bengelshmy

Bon Jovi is the first studio album of the same name American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released in January 1984.

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  • 4.2 Notes and references


The first single Runaway, a song that Jon Bon Jovi himself co-wrote and in which he had won a radio contest, reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 This song took Jovi earlier on in a demo version. In addition to this song Burning For Love Come Back and were the first songs that were written for the album.

After the band in 1986 with the album Slippery When Wet celebrated her breakthrough, the songs of this album were hardly played live up to the single Runaway. This did not change until 2009, when it sometimes have made ​​it to the setlist of The Circle tour, the songs Roulette, Shot Through the Heart and Get Ready. Also on the date (worldwide) published compilations of the band found in this debut only the song Runaway consideration. In addition, Bon Jovi is the only studio album by the band, which includes a song in which no member of the band co-wrote: She Do not Know Me, what place has reached 48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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1998 Japanese Special Edition Bonus CD

Bonus Tracks Special Edition

On 21 May 2010 the album was released in a tonally revised version that also includes the following live recordings that were recorded during the Bon Jovi tour: 10 Runaway (Jon Bon Jovi, George Karak ) ( Live) 11 Roulette ( Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora ) ( Live) 12 Breakout ( Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan ) ( Live) 13 Get Ready (Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora ) ( Live)


Frank Trojan -reviewed in 1984 in the fifth Rock-Hard - edition on the debut, as follows: " Another product of the brand ' Melodic HM ' is the first album of a U.S. lineup with the somewhat strange name Bon Jovi. Among the Special Thanks, inter alia, also the name of Aldo Nova is listed. So you have then also the style of this group. Nevertheless, I like this album actually quite good, because, first, the production is very good, and secondly, except the cruel ' Get Ready ' is not really a weak song here. Tracks such as roulette or breakout belong to me even the best that there is in this division. People who want something quiet for once, but still Stylish hear in between and the Great White or Santer can not hear, I can recommend this LP highly. " Trojan awarded 7.5 out of a possible ten points.

The album has since achieved double platinum status in the U.S., but only after the success of Slippery When Wet the sales of their debut album really started to roll. The album itself reached # 43 in the U.S. Billboard 200, it still placed in the UK at number 71 To date, the album has sold over 3.5 million times.

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