One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001 Best of, Live
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One Wild Night? Well, that's not strictly true, as this live album was recorded at Bon Jovi concerts spanning three decades. But why be pedantic when the result is a live album that effectively doubles as a greatest-hits collection? Bon Jovi's songs are tailor-made for stadiums and arenas, and, from classic fist-in-the-air rockers ("Livin' on a Prayer," "Bad Medicine," "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Runaway") to lighters-in-the-air numbers ("Keep the Faith," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "Something to Believe In"), the choices are suitably larger than life. The career-reviving single "It's My Life" sounds right at home, as do great covers of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" (recorded, appropriately enough, in Johannesburg in 1995) and the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays" (performed with Sir Bob Geldof). --Robert Burrow
Top Customer Reviews
By having a compilation of live songs as opposed to a live concert, the flow is disrupted. A complete concert flow would have added a better touch and give the listener an opportunity to hear the CD as if it were concert as well as get a better Bon Jovi experience. As for the songs themselves, one would expect a very high energy level with the performances. After all - this is Bon Jovi and the album is "One Wild Night". I never get the impression of a "party" on stage at any point on this collection. Songs such as "Livin on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", and "Bad Medicine" are just extremely weak when comparing them to the studio versions. It just seemed like the "A" game was missing when these songs were performed. I would consider Bon Jovi's peak period in 1986-1990 (i.e. the "Slippery When Wet" and "New Jersey" albums), yet there are no live performances from this period. That is a shame, because we probably would have gotten a glimpse of Bon Jovi during their heyday. Instead we get the many of the performances from 1995 and 2000 - doesn't make much sense. The songs don't seem ordered very well either.Read more ›
Unlike a lot of live albums Bon Jovi have given samples from different concerts all over the world. My only criticism is that a lot of cities missed out when most which appear have a few songs to their name. Surely we could have heard from other Australian crowds such as Sydney, Perth etc, Other European and North American cities as well as anywhere else they've played. Surely they've played in Eastern Europe for example.
I also didn't like how they included the exact same version of I Don't Like Mondays which appears on the bonus disc with the These Days album release in 1995 which is the only reason I bought the These Days Album. Surely they could have included something the true fans don't already have.
The live songs are pretty good although again I would say not the greatest live versions I've heard of the songs represented. I own better live versions of the same songs which appear on singles and other bonus discs. If they're going for something different from previous releases then again why is the same version of I Don't like Mondays on here.
I would also have liked to see One Wild Night Live rather than just a repeat of the single version. It seems this album isn't really made for the fans who already have a lot of what appears.
Bon Jovi are by far the greatest live band in the world so they should have done a lot better job. If you've never been to a Bon Jovi concert then this album is a must.
Most recent customer reviews
all my farorits on one cd and it is live, only Blaze of glory is missingPublished on Oct. 13 2003 by nintendofan
Bon Jovi is one of the best live bands I have ever seen in concert, (and I have seen such mega acts as Paul McCartney, U2, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones and Nirvana) but this album... Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by John
I was not a big fan of Bon Jovi until I heard to this album, which is great, really great. All the songs are good. Buy it, and listen to it again and again!Published on Jan. 16 2003 by Yvan
I am not a fan of live albums, but a huge fan of Bon Jovi. My husband wanted to get this for me, and I almost talked him out of it, because I have all the other albums with these... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by Kelli J. Risnes
I have been a fun of Bon Jovi since 1986. One wild night is their first live album with so many hits I was expecting a better selection of songs what happend with Livin in Sin,... Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002 by Victor
ONE WILD NIGHT LIVE is a great collection of live recordings from
throughout Bon Jovi's career. Read more
I'm going to be honest and say that I haven't got this album- yet! I borrowed it off a friend who stupidly told me he had it. SO I borrowed it. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2002 by Eve
The best way to hear Bon Jovi is live, no question about that, but it's not always possible (especially when they're not on tour). Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by Iris
This review of One Wild Night wil be broken into 2 parts: flaws and aces (good points).
flaw 1: This compilation is more than the title claims.... Read more
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