Bon Jovi These Days 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."
"I think that it's a continuation of a band on a journey. No one knows where that journey's gonna end up, but I know that we're not going backwards," is how Jon Bon Jovi described his 1995 album These Days. It's an album that finds the band drawing on roots that were planted and bonds that were formed twelve years earlier, when they first formed. Yet just as its title, and Jon's words suggest, These Days is nobody's nostalgia trip and it also finds the band in transition to more of the contemporary sound they employ today. Home to the working class anthems and love ballads "This Ain't a Love Song," "Something for the Pain," "Lie to Me," "These Days" and "Hey God."