1. Why Aren't You Dead? ~ Bon Jovi
2. Radio Saved My Life Tonight, The ~ Bon Jovi
3. Taking It Back ~ Bon Jovi
4. Someday I'll Be Saturday Night ~ Bon Jovi
5. Miss Fourth Of July ~ Bon Jovi
6. Open All Night ~ Bon Jovi
7. These Arms Are Open All Night ~ Bon Jovi
8. I Get A Rush ~ Bon Jovi
9. Someday Just Might Be Tonight ~ Bon Jovi
10. Thief Of Hearts ~ Bon Jovi
11. Last Man Standing ~ Bon Jovi
12. I Just Want To Be Your Man ~ Bon Jovi
2. Starting All Over Again ~ Bon Jovi
3. Maybe Someday ~ Bon Jovi
4. Last Chance Train ~ Bon Jovi
5. Fire Inside, The ~ Bon Jovi
6. Every Beat Of My Heart ~ Bon Jovi
7. Rich Man Living In A Poor Man's House ~ Bon Jovi
8. One That Got Away, The ~ Bon Jovi
9. You Can Sleep While I Dream ~ Bon Jovi
10. Outlaws Of Love ~ Bon Jovi
11. Good Guys Don't Always Wear White ~ Bon Jovi
12. We Rule The Night ~ Bon Jovi
1. Edge Of A Broken Heart ~ Bon Jovi
3. Only In My Dreams - (featuring Tico Torres) ~ Bon Jovi
4. Shut Up And Kiss Me ~ Bon Jovi
6. Lonely At The Top ~ Bon Jovi
7. Ordinary People ~ Bon Jovi
8. Flesh And Bone ~ Bon Jovi
10. If I Can't Have Your Love - (featuring Richie Sambora) ~ Bon Jovi
12. Memphis Lives In Me - (featuring David Bryan) ~ Bon Jovi
13. Too Much Of A Good Thing ~ Bon Jovi
1. Love Ain't Nothing But A Four Letter Word - (previously unreleased) ~ Bon Jovi
2. Love Ain't Nothing But A Four Letter Word - (Original Demo) ~ Bon Jovi
3. River Runs Dry ~ Bon Jovi
5. Kidnap An Angel ~ Bon Jovi
7. Out Of Bounds ~ Bon Jovi
8. Letter To A Friend ~ Bon Jovi
10. Gotta Have A Reason ~ Bon Jovi
11. All I Wanna Do Is You ~ Bon Jovi
13. Nobody's Hero ~ Bon Jovi
In 1983, John Bongiovi was being paid $50 a week to work as a "gofer" at New York City's Power Station recording studios. He was running errands, fetching coffee and sweeping floors, all the while watching the Who's Who of the rock 'n' roll world pass through the front doors. When Jon wasn't working as a gofer, he was working on his own music. At all hours of the night, using the empty studios and any lingering musicians he could recruit, John recorded his own original songs. Armed with a demo tape, John shopped his music to lawyers, managers, record labels and radio stations in New York and LA with little luck. That is until he was approached by Chip Hobart, a DJ at the (now defunct) Long Island/NYC radio station WAPP. WAPP was putting together a compilation album of local unsigned artists and Hobart wanted to include John's song "Runaway" on the LP. John was reluctant. He wanted to sign with a label and record an album, not donate one song to a radio station sampler of homegrown talent. But, with a little convincing, John agreed to let "Runaway" be a part of the album. After that decision, John's life would never be the same. "Runaway" by John Bongiovi got airplay... lots of airplay (not just on WAPP in New York, but in major markets all over the country that were affiliated with WAPP.) Without John being signed to a label, his song was becoming a hit, breaking nationwide. WAPP booked a handful of live shows to promote the album and wanted John to perform. The problem? John didn't have a band! "Runaway" was one of the tracks John had recorded at the Power Station with a combination of musicians he had wrangled in to help him--they weren't really a band! So, John recruited his long-time friend, Julliard-bound keyboardist David Bryan, Franke & The Knockouts drummer Tico Torres and Jersey bassist Alec John Such. On guitar, John asked a neighborhood friend to help him out. John now had the band he needed to play the promotional concerts. Ba
|The greatest hits you never heard! Thirty-eight never-before-released songs.|
Nearly 4 hours of music... 4 CDs of previously unreleased songs, rarities from around the world and a behind-the-scenes DVD. Bon Jovi celebrates their continued love affair with fans around
the world on a mammoth 5-disc, 50 song box set entitled 100,000,000 BON JOVI FANS CAN’T BE WRONG..., a premiere collection composed almost entirely of unheard and unseen materials from the band ’s vast archive.
DVD Features:New interviewsUnreleased footageRare archival material and photo galleryOver 60 minutes
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
||This release includes a bonus DVD.
||Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (vocals, guitar); Hugh McDonald (bass guitar); Tico Torres (drums); Alec John Such.
||Additional personnel: Dave Stewart , Eric Bazilian, Jeff Kazee, Garo Yellin, Carol Brooks, Jerry Cohen, Joe Perry , Kenny Aronoff , Lance Quinn, Mark Hudson, Pino Palladino, Shawn Pelton, Kurt Johnston, Rick Valenti, Bobby Bandiera.
||Liner Note Authors: Pierre Robert; Jon Bon Jovi.
||To commemorate both the band's two-decade mark in the music industry and the selling of 100 million records, Bon Jovi culled together this four-CD/one-DVD collection. An homage to Elvis Presley, both in the title and cover concept (with each group member wearing a gold lame outfit), this set pays tribute to Bon Jovi's fans, many of whose written testimonials are sprinkled throughout the accompanying photo-packed booklet. Jon Bon Jovi also contributes explanations of specific songs and his own thoughts about the band's 20-year journey.
||Most importantly, the 50 tracks that make up the audio portion of FANS reinforce how this New Jersey outfit has managed to survive in a fickle market for so long--a wealth of well-written tunes built on a foundation of great hooks, heartfelt sentiment, and well-honed musicianship. There's plenty to sift through here, including demos of much-loved favorites ("Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"), soundtrack contributions ("Edge of a Broken Heart") and solid international B-sides ("Ordinary People"). Most impressive is the above-average amount of previously unreleased fare (including lead-vocal performances from each band member). The DVD is filled with rare archival material, including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, making the set essential for Bon Jovi's millions of fans.
Producer: Pat Leonard; Andy Johns; Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Obie O'Brien (Compilation)
Associated Artists and Works