New Jersey

Released in 1988

Bon Jovi - New Jersey

The New Jersey album has been re-released many times, most of them were re-released in Japan but some editions made it to an international release or other. In just Japan alone the album has been released in over 10 different editions. Below is a list of all the re-releases that the record company decided to release over all the years. Very often during the release of a new Bon Jovi album, Universal Japan decided to re-release the rest of the discography as well. This made older editions harder to find while new editions were more expensive.

Currently available versions:
2010 UICL-94549
- Re-release branded as "Special Edition".
- Standard 12 songs + 2 bonus tracks:
11. Blood On Blood (live)
12. Born To Be My Baby (live)
- Contains a card with information as to how to access to "The Vault", a website with more bonus content (for which had to be paid again!). Bonus content is no longer online available, making the online content more rare than the actual physical copy.
- Unlike the rest of the world Japan got the Special Editions housed in a paper sleeve.
- Only released in Japan.
2010 273-6690
- Re-release branded as "Special Edition".
- Standard 10 songs + 4 bonus tracks:
11. In And Out Of Love (live)
12. Only Lonely (live)
13. Tokyo Road (live)
- Contains a card with information as to how to access to "The Vault", a website with more bonus content (for which had to be paid again!). Bonus content is no longer online available, making the online content more rare than the actual physical copy.


1988 836345-1
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs.
1988 836345-1

2nd print:

- Same as above but with a sticker listing 5 tracks:
* Bad Medicine
* Born To Be My Baby
* Living In Sin
* Wild Is The Wind
* Stick To Your Guns

The odd thing is how stickers like these often showed which singles would be released off the album and clearly plans changed in 1989. The second print contained a yellow sticker listing the same information.

- U.S.A. release only
1988 836499-1
- Limited edition picture disc.
- U.S.A. release only.
1988 836345-1
- Same as above but with a sticker listing 4 tracks:
* Bad Medicine
* Born To Be My Baby
* Living In Sin
* Wild Is The Wind

The odd thing is how stickers like these often showed which singles would be released off the album and clearly plans changed in 1989.

- Canada release only
1988 VERH62
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Only released in the UK.
1988 VERHP62
- Rare picture disc.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Only released in the UK.
1988 SEL-RP1170
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs.
- The back cover reads "Approved by K.E.C.P.P. Minstry Of Culture And Information".
- Only released in Korea.
1988 25PP-258
- Original first vinyl version.
- Track 6 on side A is You Give Love A Bad Name (live)
March 19, 1987
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnatti,
Ohio, U.S.A.

- Only released in Japan.
1988 LPR23059
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs, but listed in Spanish on the back:

Lado 1:
1. Tiendeme Tus Manos
2. Mala Medicina
3. Nacida Para Ser Mi Chica
4. Viviendo En Sangre
5. Sangre En Sangre

Lado 2:
1. Tren De Mi Tierra
2. Salvaje Es El Viento
3. Monta Vaquero Monta
4. Pegado A Tus Pistolas
5. Estare Alli Por Ti
6. 99 En La Sombra
7. Amor Para La Venta

- Only released in Mexico.

1988 A60-00551-008
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs.
- The back cover reads the songtitles in Russian.
- Only released in Russia.
1988 29147
- Original first vinyl version.
- Standard 12 songs, but listed in Spanish on the back:

Lado 1:
1. Tiendeme Tus Manos
2. Mala Medicina
3. Nacida Para Ser Mi Chica
4. Viviendo En Sangre
5. Sangre En Sangre

Lado 2:
1. Tren De Mi Tierra
2. Salvaje Es El Viento
3. Monta Vaquero Monta
4. Pegado A Tus Pistolas
5. Estare Alli Por Ti
6. 99 En La Sombra
7. Amor Para La Venta

- Only released in Argentina.

1988 836-345-2
- Original first CD version.
- Standard 12 songs.

And here's where it gets confusing. There are 4 different editions all released under this cataloguenumber.

1. The first pressing for Europe under the Vertigo label.
2. The second pressing for Europe under the Jambco label.
3. The first pressing for America with a blank left top corner on the rear with the regular grey CD.
4. The second pressing for America with "ADD" listed on the top corner on the rear with a blue CD.

The ADD detail:


The blue disc for America:


1988 28PD-563
- Original first Japanese CD version.
- Contained a 13th track: Livin' On A Prayer (live)
March 19, 1987
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnatti,
Ohio, U.S.A.

- CD was a picture disc, something very rare back then.
1988 32PD-1006
- Re-release of the original 1988 version.
- Part of the "1-4" club, which meant the first 4 albums.
- Contained a 13th track: Livin' On A Prayer (live)
March 19, 1987
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnatti,
Ohio, U.S.A.

- CD was a picture disc, something very rare back then.
1988 28PD-458
- Track 13 is You Give Love A Bad Name (live)
March 19, 1987
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnatti,
Ohio, U.S.A.

- Only released in Japan.
1989 PPD-2001
- Rare digipack release.
- Track 6 is You Give Love A Bad Name (live)
March 19, 1987
Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnatti,
Ohio, U.S.A.

- Only released in Japan.
1991 PHCR-1143

- Re-issue of the original version.
- Part of the "Gold" series, which stood for the first 4 albums.
- Only released in Japan.

1993 8363455-2

- Re-issue of the original version.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Part of the "Gold Signature Edition", which meant that 5 albums were re-released.
- Album cover contained the signatures of all 5 band members printed on the cover.
- Disc was a "Golden" disc.
- Only released in Australia.

1995 PHCR-4270

- Re-issue of the original version.
- Only released in Japan.

1995 836 345-2

- Re-issue of the original version.
- Part of the "Australian Tour Edition" series. 7 albums were re-released in a slipcase with the Australian tourdates printed on the back. When all the covers were combined it'd spell the words "Bon Jovi".


- Only released in Australia.

1998 PHCR-90017/8
- Remastered version.
- Disc 1 has the standard 12 songs, but unlike the rest of the world, the first pressings of the Remaster series in Japan got a bonus disc. All songs on the bonus disc would be remastered live versions released on various vinyl singles in the eighties, making this the only edition to contain the songs in crystal clear quality.

Disc 2:
1 Bad Medicine (Wembley 1988)
2 Bad Medicine (New Jersey, Keep The Faith Tour)
3 Blood On Blood (Wembley 1988)
4 Born To Be My Baby (Acoustic Version)
5 I'll Be There For You (Lakeland 1989)
6 Lay Your Hands On Me (Giants Stadium 1989)
7 Love Is War (Studio Outtake)

- Only released in Japan.
1998 538024-2
- Only released in Taiwan.
1999 PHCY-94066
- Re-issue of the remaster.
- Part of "Bon Jovi Remasters", a re-release of the remasters of 1998. The entire catalogue would be re-released under this name as the original remasters had only been released as a limited edition double CD.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Housed in a paper sleeve to imitate the original vinyl release.
- Only released in Japan.
2000 PHCY-9004
- Re-issue of the remaster.
- Part of "Bon Jovi Collection 2000"

- Standard 12 songs.
- Housed in a slipcase with different cover.
- Only released in Japan.
2002 UICY-2304
- Re-issue of the remaster.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Only released in Japan.
2004 UICY-9701  
- Re-issue of the remaster released in 1999, even housed in the same paper sleeve.
- Standard 9 songs.
- Only released in Japan.
2007 UICL-93004
- Re-issue of the remaster released in 1999 and 2004, even housed in the same paper sleeve.
- Standard 12 songs.
- Only released in Japan.