Bon Jovi celebrates 30 years with extensive catalog campaign reissues

For three decades, the iconic, world renowned Bon Jovi has steadfastly earned and maintained a stellar reputation as ambassadors of American rock ‘n’ roll, performing for more than 37.5 million fans, selling more than 130 million albums and racking up 96 No. 1 chart debuts around the globe. On the heels of yet another record-breaking year in 2013, which included their fifth No. 1 record and the No. 1 worldwide tour, Bon Jovi announces plans for an extensive 30th Anniversary catalog campaign with Island/UMe. The initiative will launch with the July 1st release of the seminal album New Jersey in a remastered single CD and digital edition, a 2 CD and digital Deluxe Edition, and a triple disc (2 CD/1 DVD) Super Deluxe Edition. More 30th Anniversary commemorative titles, including newly-compiled collections of studio and live recordings, will also be released this year.

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,” two of which hit No. 1 (“Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There For You”) – 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. With the new Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, the New Jersey originally imagined by Bon Jovi can finally be shared with fans.

Bon Jovi - New Jersey: Deluxe Edition

The 2 CD and digital Deluxe Edition digipak’s first disc includes the remastered original album, plus three bonus tracks which were originally released as B-sides or CD-single bonus tracks. The second CD features the 13 Sons Of Beaches demos: more than an hour of previously unreleased demos from the New Jersey recording sessions, remixed exclusively for this project. Also included is a 32-page booklet with rare images of the band from the New Jersey era, including never-before-seen photos from the making of the album; images and memorabilia from the mammoth 16-month, 26-country, 267-show New Jersey world tour; insider commentary on the bonus tracks and much more.

Bon Jovi - New Jersey: Super Deluxe Edition

The triple disc (2 CD/1 DVD) Super Deluxe Edition also features the remastered original album and all of the bonus audio tracks included on the Deluxe version, plus a DVD with the behind-the-scenes documentary Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey.

Groundbreaking, highly-acclaimed director Wayne Isham, who also directed the music videos for Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and New Jersey singles, followed the band around the globe with a documentary film crew to chronicle the entire New Jersey tour, including Bon Jovi’s Homecoming concert at Giants Stadium, the band’s history-making concert at Lenin Stadium in Moscow, and their visits to landmarks and concert venues around the world. The extensive footage was edited for 88-minute film released in 1990 on VHS, but never before available on DVD in North America.

Also included on the set’s DVD are the seven official music videos commissioned from Isham for the New Jersey album. The Super Deluxe Edition will be housed in a special DVD-sized digipak with a 60-page hardcover book including rare photos and memorabilia.

CD Deluxe Edition | 2 CD/1 DVD Super Deluxe Edition

Single Disc

1. Lay Your Hands On Me
2. Bad Medicine
3. Born To Be My Baby
4. Living In Sin
5. Blood On Blood
6. Homebound Train
7. Wild Is The Wind
8. Ride Cowboy Ride
9. Stick To Your Guns
10. I’ll Be There For You
11. 99 In The Shade
12. Love For Sale

Deluxe Edition

CD 1: New Jersey (Original Remastered Album + Bonus Tracks)

1. Lay Your Hands On Me
2. Bad Medicine
3. Born To Be My Baby
4. Living In Sin
5. Blood On Blood
6. Homebound Train
7. Wild Is The Wind
8. Ride Cowboy Ride
9. Stick To Your Guns
10. I’ll Be There For You
11. 99 In The Shade
12. Love For Sale

Bonus Tracks:

13. The Boys Are Back In Town (Cover of the Thin Lizzy classic; previously released on Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell compilation; released in the U.K. as a 12” single B-side)
14. Love Is War (B-side from Living In Sin single)
15. Born To Be My Baby (Acoustic Version; previously released as a B-side in Japan)

CD 2: The Sons Of Beaches Demos (Previously Unreleased)

1. Homebound Train
2. Judgment Day
3. Full Moon High
4. Growin’ Up The Hard Way
5. Let’s Make It Baby
6. Love Hurts
7. Backdoor To Heaven
8. Now And Forever
9. Wild Is The Wind
10. Stick To Your Guns
11. House Of Fire
12. Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?
13. Diamond Ring

Super Deluxe Edition

CD 1: New Jersey (Original Remastered Album + Bonus Tracks)

CD 2: The Sons Of Beaches Demos (Previously Unreleased)

DVD:

1. Access All Areas: A Rock & Roll Odyssey – Directed by Wayne Isham. The original 1990 88-minute documentary of the band’s epic 16-month world tour in support of the New Jersey album; includes rare backstage, on-the-road, and live concert footage. First time released in the U.S. on DVD format

2. Music Videos  From the New Jersey album – All directed by Wayne Isham.

  • Bad Medicine (1st Version)
  • Born To Be My Baby
  • I’ll Be There For You
  • Lay Your Hands On Me
  • Living In Sin
  • Blood On Blood
  • Bad Medicine (2nd Version)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

Comments

comments