First of all, I’d give this 100 stars if Amazon would let me. I can’t express how much I love this box set.
I had high hopes when I heard about this box set. I was worried that this would just contain a bunch of “reject songs” with no substance. Boy, was I wrong.
Whenever I buy a CD, I make myself listen to it 3 times before forming any hard opinions. Most people won’t “love” any song the very first time you hear it. It usual takes a few listens which is why I live by my 3-play rule. I’m halfway through my 3rd listening right now, and I really can’t find anything negative to write. I may not love every song on this box set, but there are some really, really great ones. Even my less favorite songs aren’t really that bad. This set is a unique and interesting journey that includes tunes from the genesis of the band to the present.
Instead of naming my favorite songs, all I can do is highly recommend this set for any Bon Jovi fan. I’m sure everyone will have his/her own favorites. With all of this new (to the public, at least) material, there is something on this set forr everyone.
P.S. Richie Sambora is a guitar GOD!!