This release includes a bonus DVD.
Bon Jovi: Jon Bon Jovi (vocals, guitar); Richie Sambora (guitar); Hugh McDonald (bass guitar); Tico Torres (drums); Alec John Such.
Personnel: David Bryan, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres (vocals).
Additional personnel: Dave Stewart , Eric Bazilian, Jeff Kazee, Garo Yellin, Carol Brooks, Jerry Cohen, Joe Perry , Kenny Aronoff , Lance Quinn, Mark Hudson, Pino Palladino, Shawn Pelton, Kurt Johnston, Rick Valenti, Bobby Bandiera.
Audio Mixers: Obie O'Brien; Bob Rock; Bob Clearmountain.
Liner Note Authors: Jon Bon Jovi; Pierre Robert.
Photographers: Obie O'Brien; Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; William Hames; Mark Weiss; Cynthia Levine; David Bryan; Yonta Taiwo; Michael Johansson; Ross Halfin; Kevin Mazur; Hugo Dixon; Walter Gemeinhart; Sheryl Nields; Caroline Greyshock.
To commemorate both the band's two-decade mark in the music industry and the selling of 100 million records, Bon Jovi culled together this four-CD/one-DVD collection. An homage to Elvis Presley, both in the title and cover concept (with each group member wearing a gold lame outfit), this set pays tribute to Bon Jovi's fans, many of whose written testimonials are sprinkled throughout the accompanying photo-packed booklet. Jon Bon Jovi also contributes explanations of specific songs and his own thoughts about the band's 20-year journey. Most importantly, the 50 tracks that make up the audio portion reinforce how this New Jersey outfit managed to survive in a fickle market for so long: a wealth of well-written tunes built on a foundation of great hooks, heartfelt sentiment, and well-honed musicianship. There's plenty to sift through here, including demos of much-loved favorites ("Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"), soundtrack contributions ("Edge of a Broken Heart"), and solid international B-sides ("Ordinary People"). Most impressive is the above-average amount of previously unreleased fare (including lead-vocal performances from each bandmember). The DVD is filled with rare archival material, including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, making the set essential for Bon Jovi's millions of fans. ~ Rovi Staff