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|1. Lost Highway|
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|5. We Got It Going On|
|6. Any Other Day|
|7. Seat Next To You|
|8. Everybody's Broken|
|9. Stranger (feat. Leann Rimes)|
|10. The Last Night|
|11. One Step Closer|
|12. I Love This Town|
Artistic freedom is what made this record possible, says Jon Bon Jovi. Musical freedom to explore and emotional freedom to express what was in our hearts. The result of that dynamic freedom is the new 12 songs CD Lost Highway - an album Jon describes as a Bon Jovi record influenced by Nashville. Bon Jovi has sold 120 million albums and performed 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million people Who Says You Can't Go Home (with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland) from Have A Nice Day won a Grammy and People's Choice Award Lost Highway is Bon Jovi's tenth studio album since the band formed in the eighties. Lost Highway is produced by Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts) and John Shanks (who co-produced Have A Nice Day, and whose credits include Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak and others)
Given the chart success of their Grammy-winning country single "Who Says You Can't Go Home," it's no surprise Bon Jovi upped the ante by recording an entire album paying homage to Nashville. In some ways, it's amazing they didn't do this sooner, given the way Keith Urban in particular is blurring country-pop lines, much as Garth Brooks and others did in the 1990s. To their credit, you won't find predictably shallow invocations of past country icons or any self-conscious, in-your-face down-home twang added strictly to remind the listener of the musical premise. In fact, Lost Highway isn't "Bon Jovi goes country" so much as a meaningful tribute to the Nashville ethos done on their own terms. They honor the spirit of the town through 12 simple, direct originals. The intimate, smoldering "(You Want To) Make a Memory," the ballad "Seat Next To You," "Lost Highway" and its roaring celebration of freedom, and "Stranger," an effective duet with LeAnn Rimes, all invoke country's spirit, and "I Love This Town," an eloquent nod to Nashville itself, ties it together admirably. --Rich Kienzle
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I shelled out for the Japanese import not so much because I love the album, but more that I'm a collector of all things Jovi.
I don't mind Lost Highway, it is a pleasant listen all the way through and I think three songs in particular are really strong in the Bon Jovi canon:
"(You Want To) Make a Memory"
You'll notice those three are the least new country on the album, but that's what my taste is.
The sound is good, the album is well produced by John Shanks and Dann Huff. (Anybody remember when Dan Huff was in Giant? Man I'd like to track down a copy of that album, but I digress.) There are plenty of additional musicians supplying fiddle and other assorted stringed instruments. It sounds good on the stereo, well mixed and mastered.
The two bonus tracks are "Lonely" (slow one) and "Put The Boy Back In Cowboy" (rocker). They are standard Bon Jovi fare, nothing overly exceptional, and they fit the style of the rest of the CD. The bonus DVD is for Japanese region only, and I have no checked it out on my multi-region player yet. There are lots of other bonus tracks and bonus DVDs available in different releases, too numerous to mention here.
4 stars, good album.
"If you don't know if you should stay
If you don't say what's on your mind
Baby just breathe
There's nowhere else tonight we should be
You wanna make a memory?"
There are no wrong turns, debris or traffic jams on Lost Highway, which is loaded with songs that rock, songs that smolder and songs that just explode. First track "Lost Highway" is a perfect driving song about freedom, and is followed by the more traditional rock track "Summertime". Great tracks where the rock comes blasting through are "Everybody's Broken", and "The Last Night".
The ones that sound most like country tracks (or at least country crossover) are "Whole Lot of Leaving", "We Got It Going On" featuring Big & Rich, "Any Other Day", "One Step Closer", "I Love This Town", the slow ballad "Seat Next To You" and the second best track on the album "Stranger" featuring LeAnn Rimes.
Bon Jovi may have changed direction on this album, but it's certainly no dead end.
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Not a bad country-ish album but luckily unlike others, they didn't go out all the way. Still a rocking album.
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yes again love this music...I am buying lots of Jon CD as it is so nice to listen the old rock and roll music and now little bet of ballads which comes from the heart..... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2014 by Prague Castle
His new cd Lost Highway, is one you need to have. He has a variety of music on it, and just a great cd to listen too. There is some rock, a little country twist, and ballad. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2007 by Lisa
At the CMT Music Awards show last year Bon Jovi's "Who Says You Can't Go Home" won an award for the Best Collaborative Video and also went on to win a Grammy award for Best Country... Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2007 by Paul S. Power