Lost Highway

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 September, 2007, 12:00am

Lost Highway

by Bon Jovi

Despite being inspired by the country music sounds of Nashville, Tennessee - Lost Highway, Bon Jovi's 10th studio album, will still appeal to long-time fans.

It's been 25 years since the New Jersey rock band blasted onto the music scene and made a name for themselves with head-banging favourites, such as You Give Love a Bad Name and Livin' on a Prayer.

Lost Highway is the most expressive Bon Jovi record to date. It debuted at No 1 on the US Billboard charts, something the band hasn't achieved since 1988's rockier New Jersey album.

Lead guitarist Richie Sambora's divorce from wife Heather Locklear may be the inspiration for tracks Whole Lot of Leavin', Seat Next To You, Everybody's Broken and the Leann Rimes duet Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore.

One of the best songs is the moving ballad (You Want To) Make A Memory, with a video that is fittingly reminiscent of the film The Sixth Sense.

Another highlight is rock song We Got It Going On, with its pounding bass and guitar riffs.

This is Bon Jovi at their best. The added hint of country music gives them a fresh sound and reminds us of their versatility.