Bon Jovi New Jersey on 2LP
Over an illustrious career spanning more than four decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. The consummate rock and roll band, Bon Jovi has sold more than 135 million albums worldwide to date, produced an extensive catalog of hit albums and songs, racked up 96 No. 1 chart debuts around the globe, and has performed more than 2,900 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 37 million fans.
Beginning with their 1986 breakthrough album Slippery When Wet and back-to-back No. 1 songs "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Livin' On A Prayer," Bon Jovi's unique blend of straight up rock ‘n' roll and universal, everyman lyrics that speak directly to fans' lives have made the band a mainstay on the charts worldwide. A phenomenon during the mid-to-late-80s, Bon Jovi bucked labels and defied the ever-fickle music industry to not only survive but thrive during the ‘90s, emerging again in 2000 with the massive hit single "It's My Life," which ushered in an era of unprecedented popularity and success in the band's career, including a Grammy Award for their 2005 No. 1 hit single, "Who Says You Can't Go Home."
Released in September 1988, New Jersey spent four straight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. and spawned five Top 10 singles - "Bad Medicine;" "Born To Be My Baby;" "I'll Be There For You;" "Living In Sin;" and "Lay Your Hands On Me" – the only rock album ever with that many Top 10 hits. The album is multi-platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Bon Jovi originally envisioned the New Jersey project as a double-LP, using the working title Sons Of Beaches. But in the end, Mercury Records released the album as a 12-track single LP and the band renamed it simply New Jersey, in honor of their home state.