7800° Fahrenheit

Performers Bon Jovi

Polygram | May 11, 2010 | Compact Disc

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Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough "Runaway," Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a billowing smoke, soft-focus derivation of true metal, where Journey-style synthesizers and soft rock chorus vocals were the name of the game. To that end, 7800° Fahrenheit tempered its black-leather rock & roll with a rudimentary form of the sound that would make Bon Jovi superstars. They puffed out their chests for the groupie-groping, Mötley Crüe-style catcalls of "In and Out of Love," and made sure "King of the Mountain" rumbled with boys-night-out bravado. But they seemed much more comfortable with the twittering ballad "Silent Night" or "Price of Love," where arena-ready riffing met smoke machine keys and vocal trills. There was even "Tokyo Road," a valiant attempt at the epic scope of Springsteen that featured a Japanese-language intro and full-on character development. It was in these moments -- when the tenets of metal tried on the hairstyles of pop -- that 7800° Fahrenheit burned its brightest; the professional songwriting and increased cash flow of Slippery When Wet just made the existing mercury burst. [All of Bon Jovi's albums were reissued in 2010, with the deluxe version of 7800° Fahrenheit featuring live recordings of "In and Out of Love," "Tokyo Road," and "Only Lonely."] ~ Johnny Loftus

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 11, 2010

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Polygram

UPC: 602527361673

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7800° Fahrenheit

7800° Fahrenheit

Performers Bon Jovi

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 11, 2010

Genre: Hard Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: Polygram

UPC: 602527361673


Title Track Time
1.In and Out of Love --
2.Price of Love, The --
3.Only Lonely --
4.King of the Mountain --
5.Silent Night --
6.Tokyo Road --
7.Hardest Part Is the Night, The --
8.Always Run to You --
9.(I Don't Wanna Fall) To the Fire --
10.Secret Dreams --
11.In and Out of Love - (previously unreleased, live) --
12.Only Lonely - (previously unreleased, live) --
13.Tokyo Road - (previously unreleased, live) --

Editorial Notes

Bon Jovi's sophomore release found the New Jersey group continuing with its engaging mix of hard rock dynamics and blatant pop-metal overtones, and primed the pump for the coming popular explosion of Slippery When Wet. Ever since the keyboard call to arms of the breakthrough "Runaway," Bon Jovi had understood that real success lay in a billowing smoke, soft-focus derivation of true metal, where Journey-style synthesizers and soft rock chorus vocals were the name of the game. To that end, 7800° Fahrenheit tempered its black-leather rock & roll with a rudimentary form of the sound that would make Bon Jovi superstars. They puffed out their chests for the groupie-groping, Mötley Crüe-style catcalls of "In and Out of Love," and made sure "King of the Mountain" rumbled with boys-night-out bravado. But they seemed much more comfortable with the twittering ballad "Silent Night" or "Price of Love," where arena-ready riffing met smoke machine keys and vocal trills. There was even "Tokyo Road," a valiant attempt at the epic scope of Springsteen that featured a Japanese-language intro and full-on character development. It was in these moments -- when the tenets of metal tried on the hairstyles of pop -- that 7800° Fahrenheit burned its brightest; the professional songwriting and increased cash flow of Slippery When Wet just made the existing mercury burst. [All of Bon Jovi's albums were reissued in 2010, with the deluxe version of 7800° Fahrenheit featuring live recordings of "In and Out of Love," "Tokyo Road," and "Only Lonely."] ~ Johnny Loftus
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