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Bon Jovi [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Bon JoviAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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For almost three decades, Bon Jovi have earned their reputation on the road as ambassadors of American rock ‘n’ roll, performing for more than 34 million fans around the globe. Along the way, the New Jersey-based quartet – lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres - have racked up a stellar resume of career ... Read more in Amazon's Bon Jovi Store

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  • Audio CD (February 9, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B00000I07N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Runaway
2. Roulette
3. She Don't Know Me
4. Shot Through The Heart
5. Love Lies
6. Breakout
7. Burning For Love
8. Come Back
9. Get Ready

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In my opinion, this is Bon Jovi's best album August 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
While many people often say an album like 'New Jersey' or 'Slippery When Wet' are Bon Jovi's finest album(s), I am pretty different. In my opinion, their 1984 self-titled debut album is their best and my personal favorite.

I had the cassette of this, and I have just about worn it out. This album is superb. Jon Bon Jovi and company are at their best here. This album, of course, contains one of their most well-known songs to date, 'Runaway.'

Other great songs here are 'She Don't Know Me,' 'Shot Through The Heart,' 'Get Ready,' and another one of my all-time favorite Bon Jovi songs, 'Roulette.'

I would say that if you don't own 'Bon Jovi,' than you are really missing out. If you enjoyed 'Slippery When Wet,' than I can almost guarantee you will love this album.

Overall, I strongly recommend this album for any Bon Jovi fan. This is the band at their best. It sounds just as good in 2008 as it did in 1984.

This is highly recommended for any Bon Jovi fan, whether it be casual, new or die-hard. This is a must own album. An '80s classic.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catchy and melodic...a sign of things to come September 17, 2002
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
This debut album by the legendary Bon Jovi showed right away that this band was destined for greatness. While later albums sold better, this effort is every bit as good.
"Runaway" is the one song here that many people know, as it made a dent in the pop charts and got a lot of rock radio play. This song still sounds fresh and exciting after all these years--a hard rock anthem classic. "She Don't Know Me" is another single from the album--a catchy first ballad by this band and really the only one on this album. Songs like "Roulette" and "Breakout" rock hard, while "Love Lies" and "Burning For Love" are over the top melodic anthems. "Shot Through The Heart" is another rocking gem on this fantastic debut effort.
Bottom line: if you liked the sound of "Slippery When Wet" and aren't caught up in only listening to big hits, then you will like this CD. An absolutely classic album by one of the true leaders of '80s melodic hard rock. Don't overlook this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Over 20 Years and Still Here. July 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Most of us know that groups come, and groups go. While this is not Bon Jovi's best record, it to some extent shows why Bon Jovi is still here to tell his tale over 20 years later. Some people who don't like him say that Bon Jovi is commercial oriented. I'll admit that is true to some extent. But the real reason he is still here to tell the tale over 20 years later is because the man CAN write songs; he CAN sing; and he DOES put honest work and effort into his records. While Bon Jovi would get heavier and more intense (at least for awhile), the fact that this record has only a moderate intensity shows that he DOES have musical abilities, and he DOES NOT need to hind under excess noise. The 1st half of the record has a sad (but energetic) tone. 'Runaway' is a catchy opener. 'Roulette' demonstrates some of guitarist Richie Sambora's talent, and almost carries a haunting tone. 'She Don't Know Me' releases the tension for a moment; 'Shot Through the Heart' and 'Love Lies' may sound clicheish, but somehow Bon Jovi is able to break the odds and restore the tone of these songs to 'pre cliche' levels. 'Breakout' changes the tone of the record to a more upbeat level. 'Burning For Love' and 'Come Back' continue this path, and 'Get Ready' ends the record on a happy note. It is interesting that while the record starts on a sad note, Bon Jovi is able to change the tone without seeming abrupt. Again, while this may not be his best record, it demonstrates his abilities quite well and explains why he is still here over 20 years later.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi rocks July 1, 2005
By Amanda
Format:Audio CD
Runaway:It's where the band started, it was their first single, gotta love the roots. It has an awesome keyboard riff, but the video was a little weird.

Roulette:I love the intro, especially the 1,2,3,4 that leads into an urge to do some head-bangin'. The way Jon sings the words is awesome. Richie is awesome on the guitar in this one, not that he doesn't on other ones, but it's really emphasized in this song. It's fun to listen to every time.

She Don't Know Me:The message is good, but there's not enough rock. I don't think that this one should have been made into a single, but I guess enough people liked it. It's the only song that no one from the band has written it.

Shot Through The Heart:I love this heart-ache song. It starts out slow and sad, but then out of nowhere explodes with anger. It's not You Give Love a Bad Name, like a lot of people get mixed up.

Love Lies:Awesome keyboards in the intro. My favorite part is the third verse followed by a great guitar solo then a twist is put on the chorus when sung higher. A fantastic ballad, one of my favorites.

Breakout: Shocks you in the beginning when "breakout" is unexpectedly yelled. The drums are more emphasized on this song than others on this album. It has a great feel to it, it gets you into it.

Burning For Love: I love this song, and especially the lyrics. It's one of the faster ones on this album, and it has an amazing guitar solo. It's catchy and filled with feeling.

Come Back:Another heart ache song. Not the best, but still a good one.

Get Ready: This is a really fun song, but it doesn't show their talent too well. And the piano is cool, super fun song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good cd
Published 23 days ago by Michelle Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
First album always the best.
Published 1 month ago by ACD
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
its a good album.
Published 1 month ago by Irek I. Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars It was a great gift for my loving wife
It was a great gift for my loving wife. And she love it .thank you amazon you done a great job.
Published 2 months ago by anthony justice
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy with purchase
Love my new CD. Shipping was very fast. Highly recommended. CD was brand new, still in plastic wrap did I mention also that it was at a great price?
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars the one that started all!
Recently repurchased this album, wore it out the first time! Most people dont know there were albums before SLIPPERY WHEN WET, boy are they missing out! Read more
Published 3 months ago by twin cowboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Bon Jovi
Hello and yes I have enjoyed the music and his number one hit Runaway.... I love his music period...... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Prague Castle
4.0 out of 5 stars None at this time
I am slowly replacing my cassettes with cds. Bon Jovi is one of my all time favorite bands and this is the last cd I needed for my Bon Jovi collection.
Published 6 months ago by Brenda Draper
3.0 out of 5 stars Not What I was Expecting
I grew up with Bon Jovi, I've been to his concerts, I have a wife who loves him... but this album is not what I thought it would be. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jeremy Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
a must-have for fans, the remastered collection is a really nice gift. I got the entire line of Bon Jovi remastered cd's.
Published 8 months ago by Ptroff
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