JON BON JOVI – Hollywood Dreams (2018)

JON BON JOVI - Hollywood Dreams (2018) full

Just re-released as JON BON JOVI Hollywood Dreams“, this is the compilation of previously unreleased songs recorded by Jon Bon Jovi (then known by his given name of John Bongiovi) at the early ’80s, when he worked at The Power Station recording studio in NY.

The album has been reissued several times (with different packaging) due his worldwide success with Bon Jovi (the band). It was originally released by Tony Bongiovi, Jon’s cousin and producer of the recordings.
All are ‘professional demos’ recorded with a real band, and showcasing a 20-year Jon Bon Jovi hungry for glory.

Overall, these recordings show what Jon got in mind and ended being Bon Jovi, the multi-platinum band.
Tracks like ‘Stringin’ A Line’, ‘Don’t Leave Me Tonight’, ‘More Than We Bargained’, or ‘Hollywood Dreams’ are perfect examples of what Bon Jovi would do later, here just more rock/pop oriented at places, always melodic and with a New Jersey (the album) feel.

There was ‘Hollywood Dreams’ in Jon’s mind at the time, and indeed materialized few years after these recordings.
Very Recommended

01 – Who Said It Would Last Forever
02 – Open Your Heart
03 – Stringin’ A Line
04 – Don’t Leave Me Tonight
05 – More Than We Bargained For
06 – For You
07 – Hollywood Dreams
08 – All Talk, No Action
09 – Don’t Keep Me Wondering
10 – Head Over Heels
11 – No One Does It Like You
12 – What You Want
13 – Don’t You Belive Him
14 – Talkin’ In Your Sleep

Jon Bon Jovi – vocals, guitars, piano, percussion
Bill Frank – lead guitar
Jim McGrath, Charlie Mills – drums
David Raschbaum – background vocals, keyboards, piano
Mick Seeley – bass, background vocals
Rick Cyr – saxophone, organ


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