Bon Jovi – Burning Bridges (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 40:25 minutes | 513 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Label: Mercury Records
New Jersey rock icons and Grammy award winning band Bon Jovi will release a special album for their fans,Burning Bridges.
This will be Bon Jovi’s first album since What About Now (2013, featuring the worldwide Top 40 hit, “Because We Can”). Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. Selling more than 135 million albums worldwide to date, an extensive catalouge of hit songs, and more than 2,900 concerts performed in over 50 countries for more than 37 million fans.
Bon Jovi took home the Top Tour Award at the 2014 Billboard Awards, which acknowledges the top grossing tour and the Eventful Fans’ Choice Award. Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band!
Labeled not as a new record but a “fan album,” 2015’s Burning Bridges contains, in Jon Bon Jovi’s words, “songs that weren’t finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones.” Usually, this kind of hodgepodge is called a contractual obligation or a stopgap, but “fan album” not only sounds kinder, it also identifies precisely the audience that would be interested in this brief, power ballad-heavy collection. In a way, Burning Bridges clears the deck for a new incarnation of Bon Jovi, the first where guitarist Richie Sambora is no longer part of the equation. Sambora gets a co-credit on “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning,” a song dating back to The Circle that’s easily one of the liveliest things here, rivaled by “I’m Your Man,” which punches like it was left over from New Jersey. Elsewhere, things are pretty turgid, as Bon Jovi tries in vain to splice Coldplay with Springsteen in an attempt to scale previously unheard heights in arena rock. The sound is there but not the songs. Apart from “Fingerprints,” which benefits from a hint of 12-strings from “Wanted Dead or Alive,” these seven songs have no flair and virtually no melody, a pretty clear indication that Bon Jovi completed Burning Bridges out of a sense of obligation, not inspiration, but just in case you missed the point he lays it all out in the closing title song. Here, Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t mince words about his label, singing “After 30 years of loyalty, they let you dig the grave/Now maybe you can learn to sing or even strum along/Well I’ll give you half the publishing, you’re why I wrote this song,” then delivering the coup de grace with the chorus: “Here’s a last song you can sell/Let’s call it Burning Bridges, it’s a singalong as well…hope my money and my masters buy a front-row seat in hell.” Not since Graham Parker snarled about “Mercury Poisoning” has a rocker not bothered with parting niceties to his benefactors, and the venom invigorates Jon Bon Jovi, allowing him to write a nagging melody that immediately hooks under the skin and revealing just what a slog the rest of this fare-thee-well actually is.
01 – A Teardrop To The Sea
02 – We Don’t Run
03 – Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning
04 – We All Fall Down
05 – Blind Love
06 – Who Would You Die For
07 – Fingerprints
08 – Life Is Beautiful
09 – I’m Your Man
10 – Burning Bridges