This album has to be the most underrated work of Bon Jovi. The band hardly plays one song (In And Out Of Love) nowadays from this great piece of work and I’m extremely puzzled because I honestly feel this is their best album by far.Like someone else already pointed out, the intensity of the music on this album is just overwhelming. More than any other album I know (and trust me, I know a lot!) this is consistent and really needs to be listened from the beginning to the end. It is such an experience for me that I don’t even understand why it is that way. The ambient the band creates with the songs is really fantastic. For me, it is smokey, dark and a bit melancholic.One of the best things on this album are the drums. They sound just perfect, thick and loud. I don’t where Tico recorded his drum parts but it really sounds great.Richie also puts in some impressive guitar work, especially on riffs. This album is really heavy on guitars, I think.Jon is at his best using his wide vocal range at just the right moments.David is good on the keyboards, as usual, and really gives some songs that extra touch.The bass playing, however, is nothing extraordinary, but is mixed pretty well.All in all, an excellent album and I would even say Bon Jovi’s all time best.
Japanese pressing 24-bit digitally remastered collection features 14 tracks including live versions from 1989, 1990 & 1991. Capitol. 2001.
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Honestly, I feel this is the best Bon Jovi album ever made. Every song rocks and is such a flashback to the good ole rock ‘n’ roll days of the mid-1980s. The boys can sure jam and they prove it on this album. IN AND OUT OF LOVE, ONLY LONELY, and HARDEST PART IS THE NIGHT are absolutely awesome.
Bon Jovi is a band that may not be the best one (the best one’s were Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd), but their record-sales say otherwise. There is perhaps a grain of truth in the notion that half of their audience were teenagers and women and their sucess was soemwhat overrated, as well as that they went big on Jon Bon Jovi’s coiffeur and outlook, though.
Nonetheless, I think they truly deserved their overwhealming breakthrough from the 80’s offering people catchy, competent and well-ctrafted pop-rock-metal tunes played on and on by the MTV. All in all, that’s how metal sounded in the mid-80’s (just take Whitesnake or Def Leppard). Personally, I have always been an advocate of this band, turning a blind eye on what other narrow-minded people kept saying about it. Yes, Bon Jovi has made couple of cheesy songs (“Always”) and some both cheesy and too commercial as well (“It’s my life”). “It’s my life” was a cheap trial to break to the pop-charts, but, if there are any open-minded music passionates there, you will notice that other bands had it as well (Van Halen had “Jump”, KISS had “I was made for loving you”).
One has to take the band as a whole, and simply can’t deny the skillful and well-crafted musicanship of albums like “New Jersey” or “Keep the faith”. So, if you are too narrow-minded to rate this, you simply have no right to proclaim yourself a music-passionate or music-knower.
“7800 Fahrenheit” is, undoubtedly, Bon Jovi at their peak. Altough their commercial breakthrough came a year later with “Slippery when wet”, to my opinon it should have come right with the release of this album. It is one of my favourites. Songs are tuneful, catchy, well-crafted and passionate; choruses are great; Richie’s guitar-solos are certainly at his career-best; Tico’s percussion to my opinion (listen to those tracks!) will NEVER reach a similar standard as here on this LP; the entire album seems to be really well preapred. It is undoubtedly Bon Jovi’s least commercial one as well.
Paradoxically, I got this one as my BJ’s second, while many people buy it as the very least (or don’t buy at all). So, perhaps hence my peculiar sentiment for this one. But, what a pity if someone does not own it. If you listen to tracks like “In & out of love”, “King of mountain” or tracks 7-9, you’ll get the magic of it. You MUST listen couple of times to get it, first.
I have fallen in love with this one, really. Absolutely no filler on this album. It contains the first (great) power-ballad of the band, “Silent night”; an epic Japaneese story “Tokyo road” with great, original Japaneese introduction with a young Jap girl singing; their second (and only one from this album) Top-40 hit “In & out of love”; and finally, tracks 7-9 – each of them is one of my all-time favourites. Perhaps newcomers won’t get it; I’m into Bon Jovi (and music as general) for years, and I think I’m blessed and priviliged enough not to underrate the true GENIOUS of “Hardest part is the night”, “To the fire” and “Always tun to you”. These songs are simply amazing. The guitar and percussion are incredible, and they are so incredibly catchy you can’t get them out of your head quickly. Listen once, twice, and if you are open-minded enough, you’ll get the magic of Bon Jovi at their peak.
This is the first one I got from these guys and man was this CD a blast. Alot of fun songs and some very wild guitar playing from Richie. This album has alot of songs that kick it in and alot of ballads that laid the foundation of what was in store for the future. This is a well played and well written CD that has probably been forgotten once “Slippery” & “New Jersey” came out. If like Bon Jovi and haven’t gotten this one yet, please do so today.
I don’t know why people who are Bon Jovi fans put down this album in comparison to the other three that came out in the ’80s. To me, the quality of these songs is as top-notch as on any of their albums.”In And Out Of Love” is a fantastic, catchy hard rocker to lead off the album. This is the only song that got any noteriety on this album. It stands up in quality to other, better-known Bon Jovi rockers. But then comes a couple of amazingly tuneful, emotional, yet rocking anthems. “Price Of Love” and “Only Lonely” amaze me every time I hear them with their pretty yet rocking sound. I love these songs as much as anything these guys have ever done.Next comes “King Of The Mountain”, a fun hard rocker but not overly noteworthy. Following is the great power ballad “Silent Night”, which to me stands up in quality to later Bon Jovi ballads. “Tokyo Road” is impossibly tuneful and yet rocking, while “Hardest Part Is The Night” is another heartfelt, amazing anthem/power ballad.The last three tracks are also great, from the catchy anthem/rocker “Always Run To You” to the straight ahead rocker “To The Fire” to yet another amazingly melodic anthem “Secret Dreams” (try to get that song out of your head if you play this album in order and don’t play another album immediately after).The bottom line is this: the debut self-titled effort got these guys on the map and had the breakout hit “Runaway”, while the album after this one “Slippery When Wet” sold millions (rightfully so) and made these guys huge. Nonetheless, to me this album is as good as either of those efforts and any Bon Jovi album for that matter. If you like huge hooks and harmonies in your rock and roll, then you absolutely should like this album. For me, a must-have in my Bon Jovi and hard rock music collection.