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Bon Jovi - Live In Japan (2011)

Bon Jovi - Live In Japan (2011)

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Bon Jovi - Live In Japan (2011)
DVD-5 | Runtime: 81 min. | 3,66 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: English, Dolby Digital 2 at 224 Kbps, 48.0

KHz Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal | Label: StarlightFilm | Covers: Not included

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After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its

hit singles “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Living on a Prayer,” Bon

Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired ‘80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become

one of the biggest American rock bands of their time, selling over 120 million albums worldwide, and

sustaining their popularity well into the new millennium. As the times changed, so did the band’s

sound. They slowly peeled away the arena rock guitars of the ‘80s, occasionally scoring on the adult

contemporary charts and sometimes singing country music without ever rejecting hard rock, a move

that illustrated how they never abandoned their roots and became second only to Bruce Springsteen

in defining the sound and spirit of New Jersey rock & roll.
Bon Jovi took their name from lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (born Jon Bongiovi), who spent his

adolescence playing in local Jersey bands with David Bryan (born David Rashbaum). Jon’s cousin,

Tony Bongiovi, owned the celebrated New York recording studio the Power Station and Jon spent

many hours there, working as a janitor and recording demos after hours, sometimes supported by

members of the E Street Band or Aldo Nova. One of those demos, "Runaway," became a hit on

local New Jersey radio and lead to the formation of Bon Jovi the band, as Jon and Bryan were

supported by guitarist Dave Sabo, bassist Alec John Such, and drummer Tico Torres. “Runaway”

spurred a major-label bidding war leading to a contract with Polygram/Mercury in 1983. Before the

group entered the studio, though, Bon Jovi replaced Sabo with Richie Sambora, a working guitarist

with a long résumé including a stint as a member of Message.
Bon Jovi released their eponymous debut album in 1984, generating a Top 40 hit with the original

version of "Runaway." The following year, 7800° Fahrenheit was released and went gold, all serving

as a prelude to the band's 1986 breakthrough, Slippery When Wet. Paul Stanley had given Jon and

Richie the phone number of professional songwriter Desmond Child, and together they wrote two of

the album's biggest hits in Richie's parents' basement.
The trio composed 30 songs in total and auditioned them for local New Jersey and New York

teenagers, basing the album's running order on their opinions. Supported by several appealing,

straightforward videos that received heavy rotation on MTV, the record took off on the strength of

“You Give Love a Bad Name,” followed quickly by “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or

Alive.” Those three Top Ten Hits helped propel Slippery When Wet to sales of nine million in the

U.S. alone, establishing Bon Jovi as superstars in their home country. Their fame was not limited to

the U.S., though, as the album also turned into a significant hit in Europe, Canada, Japan, and


Bon Jovi built upon Slippery When Wet's formula with 1988's New Jersey, which shot to number

one upon its release. New Jersey was only slightly less successful than its predecessor, selling five

million copies and generating two number one singles, "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You,"

as well as the Top Ten hits "Born to Be My Baby," "Lay Your Hands on Me," and "Living in Sin."

Following the completion of an 18-month international tour, the band went on hiatus. During the time

off, Jon Bon Jovi wrote the soundtrack for Young Guns II, which was released in 1990 as the Blaze

of Glory album. The record produced two hit singles - the number one title track and the number 12

"Miracle" - and earned several Grammy and Oscar nominations.

The following year, Bon Jovi reunited to record their fifth album, Keep the Faith, which was released

in the fall of 1992. While the album didn't match the blockbuster status of its predecessors, it did

produce a hit with "Bed of Roses," an adult contemporary-styled ballad that helped sustain the

band’s popularity. A greatest-hits album called Cross Road appeared in 1994 and yielded another

Top Ten ballad, "Always." Around the same time, bassist Alec John Such left the band; Hugh

McDonald, who appeared on Bon Jovi recordings stretching back as far as “Runaway,” became his

unofficial replacement and featured prominently on the band’s next album. Released in the fall of

1995, These Days turned into another U.S. Top Ten, as well as a popular European hit. After

appearing in the 1996 film Moonlight and Valentino, Jon Bon Jovi released his first official solo

album, Destination Anywhere, in the summer of 1997.

During the tail end of the '90s, the members of Bon Jovi engaged in different projects - Sambora

released a sophomore solo set called Undiscovered Soul in 1998 - before easing back into work in

1999 via a song for EdTV, then beginning work on a full-length record. The resulting album, Crush,

appeared in 2000 and constituted something of a comeback in America thanks to the smash single

“It’s My Life,” a cross-platform hit single with long legs. “Thank You for Loving Me” also turned

into a hit, helping Crush go double platinum in the U.S. and selling eight million copies worldwide.

Bon Jovi quickly followed Crush with their eighth studio effort, Bounce, which appeared in fall 2002,

and supported the record with another international tour. In 2003, the band re-recorded many of its

most well-known songs for the acoustic-based release This Left Feels Right, which also saw an

accompanying DVD in 2004.

The ambitious outtakes and rarities box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong arrived later

that November, followed by the all-new Have a Nice Day - the first of several albums produced by

John Shanks. That album's success was aided in part by the single “Who Says You Can’t Go

Home,” featuring guest vocals from Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, which eventually won the Grammy

Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - as well as topping the charts in Japan, Australia,

Europe, and Canada.
The band spent the following year in the studio, putting the finishing touches on a collection of pop-

infused heartland country anthems. The resulting Lost Highway, which featured duets with LeAnn

Rimes and Big & Rich, arrived in the summer of 2007 and grabbed the band a healthy new country

music fan base in the process. Lost Highway's cross-genre formula proved to be quite potent,

securing the band its third number one album in the U.S. Bon Jovi returned to rock shortly thereafter,

though, with the release of the somber, searching The Circle in 2009. One year later, Greatest Hits:

The Ultimate Collection offered plenty of hits along with two new tracks, “No Apologies” and

“What Do You Got?”

01. Tokyo Road
02. Breakout
03. Only Lonely
04. She Don't Know Me
05. Shot Through The Heart
06. Silent Night
07. Hardest Part Is The Night
08. In And Out Of Love
09. Runaway
10. Burning For Love
11. Get Ready






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