Is it something old or something new? Well it’s a bit of both this May, as rock super group Bon Jovi dig deep down into their archives, and re-release their entire collection of albums. This means current release ‘The Circle’, along with their past albums, ‘Bon Jovi’, ‘7800°’, ‘Fahrenheit’, ‘Slippery When Wet’, ‘New Jersey’, ‘Keep The Faith’, ‘These Days’, ‘Crush’, ‘Bounce’, ‘Have A Nice Day’, ‘Lost Highway’ , will soon be adorning shop shelves all over the UK, after they’ve been given a bit of a makeover that is.
This is where the ‘something new’ comes in, as each of the albums will feature bonus tracks taken from the era in which the album was originally released. Recordings taken from sound checks, theatre gigs, or live stadium concerts are all included. Featured, and extended tracks include ‘Keep The Faith’, ‘Get Ready’, and a duet with Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) called ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’. As well as the bonus tracks, the first ten ‘special editions’ will have their makeovers completed with new artwork, while every album will have new information documenting their impressive 25 year career. To top it all off, die-hard Bon Jovi fans will also be granted access to a special online ‘virtual vault’, which will feature a merchandise store, new photos, and audio recordings. Just to make sure you’re completely spoilt for choice, the albums will come out as both physical, and digital copies.
Bon Jovi have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, and no doubt these re-releases will further increase that total, and do nothing to dent their status, as one of the worlds most successful rock bands. Not forgetting of course, that UK fans can also catch the band on tour this June, when they take up residency at London’s O2 Arena.
For more information visit www.bonjovi.com, and don’t forget to mark May 11th (if you’re American) or May 24th (if you’re an international fan) in your diaries, so you can get hold of Bon Jovi’s Special Edition Albums.