So there’s this new box set (OK, it’s been out for months) out from Bon Jovi called “100,000,000 Bon Jovi fans can’t be wrong“. When I heard about it I thought it would be a great chance to get hold of all their greatest hits from the various albums I haven’t had a chance to replace from when I owned them on LP.
I was initially a little disapointed that it wasn’t actually a “Greatest Hits” collection but more of a “B-Sides and Rarities” in fact, the box set includes not only 4 CD’s of previously unreleased material but a DVD with some extra stuff on it.
Bon Jovi are notorious for preparing dozens of songs for an album and scrapping most of them, this is the collecton of those scrapped songs that never saw the light of day. This is not to say that they are/were not good enough for an album release (rumour has it that Jon Bon Jovi was not going to release ‘Livin on a Prayer’ at all) and in fact the standard of songs in this set is amazing, something any fan should and must own.
While I’m on a musical topic, Billy Idol has a new album out called “Devil’s Playground” and i’ve been giving that a good listen too, it’s also great! (I think that Top 1000 songs from the 80’s collection has put my brain in a time warp)