I'm happy to be the first reviewer (I hope) of Bon Jovi's brand new greatest hits collection. Titled "This Left Feels Right" due to the fact they are taking a side step in order to redo some of their classic hits with a twist.
I first heard of the new CD from a friend who's in the 'Backstage With Bon Jovi' fan club. The moment I got the name of the CD I rushed out and bought it from a friend in the far east.
I'd like to say this album is awesome! Before I even start the review drop everything and go buy it now!
Don't worry, TLFR is not just another Crossroads, infact it's nothing like a sequel to the best selling 1994 greatest hits collection. The aim of TLFR was to rework each song by going back to its element and re-engineering the whole thing, but of course still keeping the familiar Bon Jovi sound we all know and love :)
Every song has been redone and polished up and may I say, each one sounds absolutely brilliant. Kudos to Jon & co. for such brilliant sound quality! I was a bit dissapointed when the final release did not include the two new songs, "Last Man Standing" and "Thief Of Hearts". These were on the set list for all those of you who, like myself, follow the news section on the band's website. I assume these new tracks will be on the box set released next year to coinside with the ban's first album, "Bon Jovi"s 20th anniversary. Can't wait !
The best tracks on TLFR are probably Keep The Faith, It's My Life and of course the classic, Always :) I really love Jon's duet with Olivia d'Abo on Livin' on a Prayer. She has such a beautiful voice which compliments Jon's perfectly. One Bon Jovi song I was never too keen on (until now that is) was Everyday but after hearing the new version on TLFR I'm hooked!
Every song has been redone with the upmost quality, and everything sounds great. I can't reccomend you buy this album enough, it really is brilliant.
Have fun, enjoy the music, and welcome back Bon Jovi!