Bon Jovi Unveils Career Spanning “17” LP Boxed Set

Though I still need to replace my long non-functioning turntable, I still have most of my records and love to share the news about any artists who are re-issuing their catalog on high-quality vinyl. Speaking frankly, there are so many of my friends and inner circle music peeps who are vinyl maniacs who even go on excursions for Record Store Day each year in the hopes of finding something limited and eventually classic. This press release below lines out the massive news about a comprehensive career boxed set for the one and only Bon Jovi. Check out the full on scoop and the provided images. I’ll return at the close with a brief thought or two. I should warn you that since there are a LOT of albums in this set that the press copy is rather long. You might want to get a fresh cup of coffee before you begin.

The Press Release:
With over 130 million albums sold, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, and nearly 3000 concerts performed in 50 countries for over 35 million fans, Bon Jovi is simply one of the world’s most successful bands, ever. As their new album, This House Is Not For Sale, debuts at #1 in the US, Australia and Japan and in the Top 5 in 54 other countries, Island/UMe announces that a comprehensive vinyl box set of 25-LPs, entitled Bon Jovi: The Albums, will be released in February 2017. It will include all Bon Jovi albums and additional titles (as outlined below) for premium collectors. The box set release will coincide with the kick-off of the band’s This House Is Not For Sale Tour in North America. Check out the contents of the career-spanning box set in the unboxing trailer here and pre-order now: https://UMe.lnk.to/BonJoviBox

Alternately, Island/UMe has made every Bon Jovi album from the past thirty-two years available for individual purchase on high-quality vinyl now. Fans can purchase individual albums now at https://UMe.lnk.to/BonJoviLPs
Every vinyl album preserves the original look and sound of the originals – all LP jackets are exact replicas of the original album cover and songs have been mastered to the band’s specifications to ensure exceptional audio quality. There are also plenty of “firsts” – this will be the first time Bon Jovi’s albums from the 2000’s have been pressed in any territory before, others will receive their first-ever U.S. vinyl releases, while many are being pressed for the first time in decades.

Bon Jovi has created some of the most recognizable songs ever. From ubiquitous hits like “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Band Name,” “Bad Medicine,” “Always” and “It’s My Life” to back-to-back-to-back-to-back #1 albums – Lost Highway, The Circle, What About Now, and This House Is Not For Sale – their music, filled with indelible melodies and infectious hooks has created an enduring, ongoing legacy.

The band’s 14th album, This House Is Not For Sale, is available now on Island/UMG, and reunites Bon Jovi with Grammy Award®-winning producer John Shanks, who began working with the band in 2005, on the RIAA platinum Have A Nice Day, which entered the charts at #1 in 15 countries worldwide. This is Bon Jovi’s first major release since 2013’s What About Now, which was the band’s third consecutive multi-platinum album to enter Soundscan at #1 (following Lost Highway in 2007 and The Circle in 2009).

Albums available on vinyl now:
Bon Jovi (1984)
7800° Fahrenheit (1985)
Slippery When Wet (1986)
New Jersey (1988) *available as a double LP for best possible audio quality
Keep The Faith (1992) *first-ever vinyl pressing in the U.S.
These Days (1995) *first-ever vinyl pressing in the U.S. with two bonus tracks previously unavailable here
Crush (2000) *never before on vinyl
Bounce (2002) *never before on vinyl
Have A Nice Day (2005) *never before on vinyl
Lost Highway (2007) *never before on vinyl
The Circle (2009) *never before on vinyl
What About Now (2013) *never before on vinyl
This House Is Not For Sale (2016) *120-gram vinyl pressing

In February, the career-spanning 25-LP box set will include the above, plus five additional albums:
Blaze Of Glory (Jon Bon Jovi) (1990)
Destination Anywhere (Jon Bon Jovi) (1997) *never before on vinyl
Burning Bridges (2015) *never before on vinyl
This House Is Not For Sale (2016) *Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album, available as a 180-gram pressing
Extras – a new compilation created exclusively for the box set featuring “Always” and international rarities

BON JOVI (1984):
Side A: 1. Runaway, 2. Roulette, 3. She Don’t Know Me, 4. Shot Through The Heart, 5. Love Lies
Side B: 1. Breakout, 2. Burning For Love, 4. Come Back, 5. Get Ready,

7800° FAHRENHEIT (1985):
Side A: 1. In And Out Of Love, 2. The Price Of Love, 3. Only Lonely, 4. King Of The Mountain, 5. Silent Night
Side B: 1. Tokyo Road, 2. The Hardest Part Is The Night, 3. Always Run To You, 4. (I Don’t Wanna Fall) To The Fire, 5. Secret Dreams

SLIPPERY WHEN WET (1986):
Side A: 1. Let It Rock, 2. You Give Love A Bad Name, 3. Livin’ On A Prayer, 4. Social Disease, 5. Wanted Dead Or Alive
Side B: 1. Raise Your Hands, 2. Without Love, 3. I’d Die For You, 4. Never Say Goodbye, 5. Wild In The Streets

NEW JERSEY (1988): (Double LP for the first time):
Side A: 1. Lay Your Hands On Me, 2. Bad Medicine
Side B: 1. Born To Be My Baby, 2. Living In Sin, 3. Blood On Blood
Side C: 1. Homebound Train, 2. Wild Is The Wind, 3. Ride Cowboy Ride, 4. Stick To Your Guns
Side D: 1. I’ll Be There For You, 2. 99 In The Shade, 3. Love For Sale

KEEP THE FAITH (1992): (First time on vinyl in U.S.)
Side A: 1. I Believe, 2. Keep The Faith, 3. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Side B: 1. In These Arms, 2. Bed Of Roses, 3. If I Was Your Mother
Side C: 1. Dry County, 2. Woman In Love, 3. Fear
Side D: 1. I Want You, 2. Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll, 3. Little Bit Of Soul

THESE DAYS (1995): (First time on vinyl in U.S.)
Side A: 1. Hey God, 2. Something For The Pain, 3. This Ain’t A Love Song
Side B: 1. These Days, 2. Lie To Me, 3. Damned
Side C: 1. My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms, 2. (It’s Hard) Letting You Go, 3. Hearts Breaking Even, 4. Something To Believe In
Side D: 1. If That’s What It Takes, 2. Diamond Ring, 3. All I Want Is Everything*, 4. Bitter Wine*
* Previously not available in the U.S.

CRUSH (2000): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. It’s My Life, 2. Say It Isn’t So, 3. Thank You For Loving Me
Side B: 1. Two Story Town, 2. Next 100 Years, 3. Just Older
Side C: 1. Mystery Train, 2. Save The World, 3. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen From Mars
Side D: 1. She’s A Mystery, 2. I Got The Girl, 3. One Wild Night

BOUNCE (2002): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Undivided, 2. Everyday, 3. The Distance, 4. Joey, 5. Misunderstood, 6. All About Lovin’ You
Side B: 1. Hook Me Up, 2. Right Side Of Wrong, 3. Love Me Back To Life, 4. You Had Me From Hello, 5. Bounce, 6. Open All Night

HAVE A NICE DAY (2005): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Have A Nice Day, 2. I Want To Be Loved, 3. Welcome To Wherever You Are
Side B: 1. Who Says You Can’t Go Home, 2. Last Man Standing, 3. Bells Of Freedom
Side C: 1. Wildflower, 2. Last Cigarette, 3. I Am, 4. Complicated
Side D: 1. Novocaine, 2. Story Of My Life, 3. Who Says You Can’t Go Home (Duet Version)

LOST HIGHWAY (2007): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Lost Highway, 2. Summertime, 3. (You Want To) Make A Memory, 4. Whole Lot Of Leavin’, 5. We Got It Going On, 6. Any Other Day
Side B: 1. Seat Next To You, 2. Everybody’s Broken, 3. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore, 4. The Last Night, 5. One Step Closer, 6. I Love This Town

THE CIRCLE (2009): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. We Weren’t Born To Follow, 2. When We Were Beautiful, 3. Work For The Working Man
Side B: 1. Superman Tonight, 2. Bullet, 3. Thorn In My Side
Side C: 1. Live Before You Die, 2. Brokenpromiseland, 3. Love’s The Only Rule
Side D: 1. Fast Cars, 2. Happy Now, 3. Learn To Love

WHAT ABOUT NOW (2013): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Because We Can, 2. I’m With You, 3. What About Now
Side B: 1. Pictures of You, 2. Amen, 3. That’s What the Water Made Me
Side C: 1. What’s Left of Me, 2. Army of One. 3. Thick As Thieves
Side D: 1. Beautiful World, 2. Room At the End of the World, 3. The Fighter

EXCLUSIVE TO THE BOX SET

BURNING BRIDGES (2015): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. A Teardrop To The Sea, 2. We Don’t Run, 3. Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning, 4. We All Fall Down, 5. Blind Love
Side B: 1. Who Would You Die For, 2. Fingerprints, 3. Life Is Beautiful, 4. I’m Your Man, 5. Burning Bridges

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE (2016) (First time on 180-gram vinyl)
Side A: 1. This House Is Not For Sale, 2. Living With The Ghost, 3. Knockout, 4. Labor Of Love, 5. Born Again Tomorrow, 6. Roller Coaster
Side B: 1. New Year’s Day, 2. The Devil’s In The Temple, 3. Scars On This Guitar, 4. God Bless This Mess, 5. Reunion, 6. Come On Up To Our House

BLAZE OF GLORY: INSPIRED BY THE FILM YOUNG GUNS II (1990) – JON BON JOVI SOLO
Side A: 1. Billy Get Your Guns, 2. Miracle, 3. Blaze Of Glory, 4. Blood Money, 5. Santa Fe
Side B: 1. Justice In The Barrel, 2. Never Say Die, 3. You Really Got Me Now, 4. Bang A Drum, 5. Dyin’ Ain’t Much Of A Livin’, 6. Guano City

LOST HIGHWAY (2007): (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Lost Highway, 2. Summertime, 3. (You Want To) Make A Memory, 4. Whole Lot Of Leavin’, 5. We Got It Going On, 6. Any Other Day
Side B: 1. Seat Next To You, 2. Everybody’s Broken, 3. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore, 4. The Last Night, 5. One Step Closer, 6. I Love This Town

BLAZE OF GLORY: INSPIRED BY THE FILM YOUNG GUNS II (1990) – JON BON JOVI SOLO
Side A: 1. Billy Get Your Guns, 2. Miracle, 3. Blaze Of Glory, 4. Blood Money, 5. Santa Fe
Side B: 1. Justice In The Barrel, 2. Never Say Die, 3. You Really Got Me Now, 4. Bang A Drum, 5. Dyin’ Ain’t Much Of A Livin’, 6. Guano City

DESTINATION ANYWHERE (1997) – JON BON JOVI SOLO (First time on vinyl)
Side A: 1. Queen Of New Orleans, 2. Janie, Don’t Take Your Love To Town, 3. Midnight In Chelsea, 4. Ugly
Side B: 1. Staring At Your Window With A Suitcase In My Hand, 2. Every Word Was A Piece Of My Heart, 3. It’s Just Me
Side C: 1. Destination Anywhere, 2. Learning How To Fall, 3. Naked
Side D: 1. Little City, 2. August 7, 4:15, 3. Cold Hard Heart

EXTRAS:
Side A: 1. Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night, 2. No Apologies, 3. Postcards From The Wasteland *, 4. These Open Arms *, 5. Walk Like A Man
Side B: 1. Neurotica *, 2. I Could Make A Living Out Of Loving You *, 3. What Do You Got?, 4. Dirty Little Secret *, 5. Always

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I dunno about you but I might just have to get this release even before fixing/replacing the turntable because I don’t recall ever having past “New Jersey” on LP. Back in the day, I was a pretty solid fan of Jon Bon and the guys but the heavier I got in my music preferences the less I admitted this. During this time period in music history the lines were clearly divided and you either loved Glam type stuff or the Thrash stuff. Liking both was forbidden but yeah I was a fan for sure and still love many of these songs today. As we have some Bon Jovi releases reviewed here on the website, my hope is that this career encompassing issue will find them also re-issuing the CD’s so I can replace all of my old ones and get reviews for our readers from beginning until now. So what do you think my readers, and I am speaking to the ones that collect the vinyl stuff. Will you be purchasing this massive release? It’s a little pricey so it might scare you off more that it wouldn’t. I imagine its only going to be available for a limited time so the ardent Bon Jovi fan might want to get in on it. Okay let me know what you think down in the comments below.

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