Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi (vocals, guitar); Richie Sambora (acoustic 6-string, acoustic 12-string & electric guitars, background vocals); David Bryan (keyboards, background vocals); Alec John Such (bass, background vocals); Tico Torres (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Tom Mandel (synthesizer); Randy Cantor, Jim Salamone (programming); Rick Valenti, Jeaanie Brooks, Carol Brooks, Phil Hoffer (background vocals).
Engineers include: Larry Alexander, Obie O'Brien, Bill Scheniman.
Recorded at The Warehouse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by George Marino (1998, Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
From the first mega-chorus shout of the album-opening "In and Out of Love," it's obvious that 7800 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT marks an evolution from Bon Jovi's debut. The image got bigger and so did the sound. The album went gold, and a year later the band shot to the stratosphere with SLIPPERY WHEN WET.
"The Price of Love" is a tight, well-written rocker categorized by its memorable Bon Jovi hook. "Only Lonely" is perfect pop metal with a great riff and even catchier solo. "Silent Night" is a true power ballad, before the term denoted the mandatory first single from every hair band. "Tokyo Road," the band's homage to far-Eastern pleasures, is a consistent live favorite. "The Hardest Part Is the Night" is a mid-tempo rocker that features a creative solo from Richie Sambora. Tico Torres lets loose on the skins on the blistering and gritty "Always Run to You." A mid-'80s crunchy metal riff combines with a polished keyboard-crafted instrumental frame of "Secret Dreams." Bon Jovi took melody and heavy rock to the next level on this thoroughly mature effort.