Lost Highway (Bon Jovi album)

Lost Highway (Bon Jovi album)

Lost Highway
Bon Jovi
Released June 8, 2007 (2007-06-08)
(see Release history)
Recorded Nashville, Los Angeles
Genre Country rock
Length 49:50
Label Lost Highway
Mercury Nashville
Island Nashville
Producer Dann Huff
John Shanks
Desmond Child (Executive Producer)
Bon Jovi chronology

Have A Nice Day
(2005)
Lost Highway
(2007)
The Circle
(2009)
Singles from Lost Highway
  1. "(You Want To) Make a Memory"
    Released: May 18, 2007
  2. "Lost Highway"
    Released: September 9, 2007
  3. "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
    Released: November 30, 2007
  4. "Whole Lot of Leavin'"
    Released: May 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
BBC Online (positive)[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B−[5]
The New York Times (positive)[6]
Now Magazine 3/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music UK 7/10 stars[9]

Lost Highway is the tenth studio album by Bon Jovi. Produced by John Shanks and Dann Huff the album was recorded at Black Bird Studios, Nashville and NGR Recording, Hollywood.

The album influences the band's rock sound with that of country music following the success of a country version of the band's 2006 single "Who Says You Can't Go Home", a duet with Jennifer Nettles, which reached No. 1 on the U.S. country chart in May 2006.[10] Following the success had with the duet version of "Who Says You Can't Go Home", there are two songs on the album produced in collaboration with other artists, namely "We Got It Going On" featuring Big & Rich and "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" featuring LeAnn Rimes.

Described by Jon Bon Jovi as a "Bon Jovi album influenced by Nashville", the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200,[11] becoming Bon Jovi's first ever album to debut at No. 1 and their third album to reach that position in United States.[12] The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Release and reception

After its first week on sale, Lost Highway entered the Dutch, German, Swiss and Japanese album charts at No. 1, and the UK Album Chart at No. 2, below The Traveling Wilburys Collection. It entered the Irish and Australian charts at No. 5, although after the conclusion of Bon Jovi's Australian tour the album climbed to No. 2. In Japan, the album debuted at No. 1 and sold 73,212 copies in its first week of release on Oricon charts. This is the fourth such time, breaking the Beatles and the Bay City Rollers' record as a Western band (under Oricon's definition) of having three number one albums in the country.[13] In the UK the album sold 79,000 copies in its first week, an improvement on Have a Nice Day's first-week sales of 54,000. In Denmark, the album debuted at No. 5, but went to number one after five weeks on the charts. In the U.S., the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 292,000 copies sold in its first week.[12] The album was certified platinum by RIAA and as of October 2008, it has sold 1,221,000 copies in the United States and over 4 million copies worldwide.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer Length
1. "Lost Highway"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John ShanksShanks 4:13
2. "Summertime"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John ShanksShanks 3:17
3. "(You Want To) Make a Memory"  Desmond Child; Jon Bon Jovi; Richie SamboraDann Huff 4:36
4. "Whole Lot of Leavin'"  Jon Bon Jovi; John ShanksShanks 4:16
5. "We Got It Going On" (featuring Big & Rich)Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Kenny Alphin; John RichHuff 4:13
6. "Any Other Day"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Gordie SampsonHuff 4:01
7. "Seat Next to You"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Hillary LindseyHuff 4:21
8. "Everybody's Broken"  Jon Bon Jovi; Billy FalconShanks 4:11
9. "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" (featuring LeAnn Rimes)Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Brett JamesHuff 4:43
10. "The Last Night"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John ShanksShanks 3:32
11. "One Step Closer"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John ShanksShanks 3:35
12. "I Love This Town"  Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Billy FalconHuff 4:36

Personnel

Charts and certifications

Tour

Main article: Lost Highway Tour

In the summer of 2007, Bon Jovi performed ten concerts around the world as part of the Lost Highway promotion, with plans for a full greatest hits world tour in 2008. However, after Lost Highway did better than expected, the world tour was moved forward to the fall of 2007, and was renamed the Lost Highway Tour. The tour so far consists of ten dates in New Jersey, followed by Canadian and Japanese tours, as well as the band's first stadium concert in New Zealand since the These days tour. The tour also saw them play Australia for the first time since their brief appearance at the Rumba Festivals in 2002, playing sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. The band then toured the U.S. and Europe in spring and summer 2008, before returning to North America for a few more summer shows, including a free concert in Central Park in New York City.

Release history

Region Date
Germany June 8, 2007 (2007-06-08)
United Kingdom June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11)
Japan June 14, 2007 (2007-06-14)
World June 18, 2007 (2007-06-18)
United States June 19, 2007 (2007-06-19)

References

External links

  • Metacritic
Preceded by
Big Dog Daddy by Toby Keith
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 1, 2007 – July 7, 2007
Succeeded by
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus by Miley Cyrus
Preceded by
KJ2 Zukkoke Dai Dassō by Kanjani Eight
Japanese Oricon Weekly number-one album
June 25, 2007
Succeeded by
All Yours by Crystal Kay