Bon Jovi The Circle 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."
As its title suggests, 2009's The Circle marks a powerful reassertion of Bon Jovi's commitment to the hard-hitting, uplifting rock & roll that has been the band's indelible signature since it began. From lead single "We Weren't Born To Follow" to the powerful "When We Were Beautiful," the songs are as uplifting and anthemic as anything the band has ever written. Produced by John Shanks, who also worked with the band on the two preceding albums, Lost Highway (2007) and Have a Nice Day (2005), the album has an underlying positive theme that is apparent throughout whether it's questioning your vitality in "Fast Cars," or asking what the future holds in "Work for the Working Man." The songs are about the prospect of people having to find new directions in their lives and in these trying times every word relays the truth.