Left Feels Right
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Bon Jovi ~ This Left Feels Right- Greatest Hits With A Twist
First of all, hats off to Bon Jovi for trying something different with This Left Feels Right--a selective collection of their most popular songs with a twist. That twist isn't a purely acoustic reworking, MTV unplugged style--anybody looking for that experience will be sorely disappointed by what's on offer. What Bon Jovi have done is re-record these songs in a completely different way while maintaining the original lyrics, melody and song structure. What's different then? Well, quite a bit actually. Check out the almost trip-hop beat and distorted vocal of "Wanted Dead or Alive", or the lazy soul of "Livin' on a Prayer". "It's My Life" is a beautiful piano-only standout, almost worth having the whole album for.
The tracklisting isn't perfect, concentrating largely on their 1980s period (there's nothing from These Days, for instance). As such, the venture works as an effective cheese-extraction exercise, keeping the elements that made the originals so great, but removing shouty, hairspray-fuelled "whoa-yeahs". What we get is something that is closer to Jon Bon Jovi's last solo offering--the criminally underrated Destination Anyway. It doesn't always work ("Bed of Roses" just sounds like a warbling cover of the powerful original and by the time they reach "Always" it's obvious they've run out of new twists), and no doubt there will be legions of bemulleted faithfuls who will denounce this as blasphemy of the highest order. Sure, it's probably just record-company filler, but it's a worthwhile investment and you won't be embarrassed to have it on when your mates come round. --Cortman Virtue
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Now, there is precident for this. The Cure did "Mixed Up" - taking some of their songs and remixing them, Euro-Club style. Bush did it with Deconstruction, some guy came in and made their bigger songs techno. Some bands just opt to do something different, for artistic liberties. Look at the new Aerosmith record that has been in the works - supposed to be a straight blues record. And then some bands are just looking to change their sound. Now, I can appreciate all of these things. And even if they don't work, the band tried, that is what art is about. Take all of this from the guy who grew up wearing out his copy of Hysteria, but felt that Slang was the best album Def Leppard ever wrote... Also realize that I appreciate new takes on old material. Acoustic guitars playing Pour Some Sugar on Me worked well.
trainwreck. at some point, someone thought it was a good idea. I am amazed it saw record stores shelves. i am having trouble finding redeeming qualities here. I read the reviews on amazon before listening, but didn't want to believe. how could it be that bad....
1. dead or alive. i heard that this was the one track people liked. i wonder what cd they were listening to, because it couldn't have been this one. has this really annoying bass-like thump to it that WON"T STOP! and 2 or 3 times it has a glimpse of full on rock - for about a bar's worth of music, then cuts out as abruptly as it came in.Read more ›
I brani di "This Left Feels Right", sono suonati perlopiù in chiave acustica e decisamente rallentata, ma la magia che questa band profonde, non si è persa. Jon è particolarmente espressivo sulle ballate e Richie si dedica come al solito a rifinire al dettaglio i suoi arrangiamenti.
Un greatest hits non solo di nome, dunque, ma anche di fatto. Chiunque non gradisca le ballate acustiche, passi a "Crossroads" del 1994, qui c'è materiale di prima scelta suonato in maniera brillante.
That being said, however, when they diverge from their trademark sound, they often come across as a mediocre, even below average, generic soft-rock group.
Clearly, Jon and Richie would dream of being considered alongside the likes of Springsteen, Jagger/Richards or Dylan. Unfortunately, they just can't pull it off.
They and their songs don't hold up those of their rolemodels. Songs like Living on a Prayer and Keep the Faith are great rock songs, but lack the lyrical content and emotion to work accoustically. Hearing John and Richie sings about how life's tough for Jeena or how he wants to be a cowboy just doesn't work when you see them playing guitars on stage that are worth -literally- tens of thousands of dollars.
Bon Jovi should stick at what they do best -Rock! And, when they do, there ain't no stopping them!
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I love this album. Yes it is very different from the bands usual direction... But that's the point of this album. I like the way they redid these songs. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Angela Henderson
It wasn't what I was expecting. I bought it because it was the most current "greatest hits" CD. It's sort of a mellow version of the songs, though. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2010 by LibraryCin
I've been a musician all my life and a Bon Jovi fan for the almost twenty-five years of the band's life. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2007 by Werewolf Of London
I just can't into this album and why would you ruin classic songs by going acoustic? Just tell me. Where is the logic in releasing an unplugged greatest hits album? Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2006 by Jason Hutton
Loyal fans stay away! This greatest hits version will only be heard in elevators.
I bought the Super Audio version and was expecting a treat when I got home. Read more
If there were a selection for "0" stars, I would definitely have rated it with that. This is absolutely the WORST rendition of any of these songs, ever. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
This is a great change to the classic songs. I love the new sounds and the easy going style. two or three of the songs I'm not all that crazy about and prefer the original. Read morePublished on July 18 2004
THIS BON JOVI ALBUM IS OUTSTANDING. I REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS A WELCOME CHANGE FROM SOME OF THE PREVIOUS ALBUMS. I LOVE THEM ALL AND I HAVE THEM ALL. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by HILARY G. BELL
This album does not sound like Bon Jovi at all. If you like his work, do not purchase this CD because it sounds completely different from all of his original works. Read morePublished on July 6 2004