Cross Road


Cross Road
Cross Road
Greatest hits album by Bon Jovi
Released October 11, 1994
Recorded Various locations, 1983-1994
Genre Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Length 72:22
Label Mercury/Polygram
Producer Tony Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Collins, Bruce Fairbairn, Danny Korchmar, Lance Quinn, Bob Rock, Richie Sambora
Bon Jovi chronology
Keep the Faith
(1992)
Cross Road
(1994)
These Days
(1995)
Singles from Cross Road
  1. "Always"
    Released: September 20, 1994
  2. "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"
    Released: February 4, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnik Music 4.5/5 stars[2]
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Cross Road is a greatest hits compilation released by the American band Bon Jovi in 1994. The album contains hits from between Bon Jovi (1984) and Keep The Faith (1992) and two new tracks: the hit singles "Always" and "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night", as well as a new, updated rendition of "Livin' on a Prayer" entitled "Prayer '94" available only on the North American versions. A video, also entitled Cross Road, was simultaneously released which contained 16 of the band's music videos.

In 2005, Cross Road was re-issued as a 3-disc box set under the name "Deluxe Sound & Vision", which included the original remastered album, a bonus CD containing b-sides, rarities and fan favourites, and the Live from London DVD. The original remastered album was released in 1998.

Contents

Commercial reception

The album charted at #8 on The Billboard 200[3] and according to Nielsen SoundScan has sold 4,854,564 copies in the US to date.[citation needed] Cross Road was the best-selling album in the UK for 1994[citation needed] and received 8× Platinum certification by the IFPI for selling 8 million copies across Europe.[4] The first single from the album "Always" went on to become their best selling single, with 1.5 million copies sold in the U.S.[citation needed]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) From album Length
1. "Livin' on a Prayer"   Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child Slippery When Wet 4:13
2. "Keep the Faith"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child Keep the Faith 5:46
3. "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child New Song 4:39
4. "Always"   Bon Jovi New Song 5:54
5. "Wanted Dead or Alive"   Bon Jovi, Sambora Slippery When Wet 5:11
6. "Lay Your Hands on Me"   Bon Jovi, Sambora New Jersey 6:03
7. "You Give Love a Bad Name"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child Slippery When Wet 3:46
8. "Bed of Roses"   Bon Jovi Keep the Faith 6:38
9. "Blaze of Glory"   Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory 5:40
10. "In These Arms (on International releases)/Prayer '94 (on North American releases)/Tokyo Road (on some Japanese releases)"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Bryan/Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child/Bon Jovi, Sambora Keep the Faith/New Song/7800° Fahrenheit 5:19
11. "Bad Medicine"   Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child New Jersey 5:16
12. "I'll Be There for You"   Bon Jovi, Sambora New Jersey 5:46
13. "In and Out of Love"   Bon Jovi 7800° Fahrenheit 4:24
14. "Runaway"   Bon Jovi, George Karak Bon Jovi 3:53
International Bonus Track (absent from North American releases)
No. Title Writer(s) From Album Length
15. "Never Say Goodbye"   Bon Jovi, Sambora Slippery When Wet 4:50

Special Edition Bonus CD

  1. "The Radio Saved My Life Tonight"
  2. "Wild in the Streets"
  3. "Diamond Ring"
  4. "Good Guys Don't Always Wear White"
  5. "The Boys Are Back in Town"
  6. "Edge of a Broken Heart"
  7. "Postcards from the Wasteland" (Demo)
  8. "Blood on Blood" (Live)
  9. "Let It Rock"
  10. "Starting All Over Again"
  11. "Blood Money" (Live)
  12. "Save a Prayer"
  13. "Lucky" (Demo)
  14. "Why Aren't You Dead?"
  15. "Raise Your Hands"

The song "Good Guys Don't Always Wear White" is featured in the movie The Cowboy Way. Although Bon Jovi also released a music video to the song it was never released as a single. Aside from the Special Edition Bonus CD of the "Cross Road" compilation it can also be found on the "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" single.

Band line up

Additional musicians

Credits

"Livin' On A Prayer", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Never Say Goodbye"
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Engineered & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assistant Engineer: Tim Crich
Recorded at Little Mountain Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia
From the 1986 album Slippery When Wet

"Keep the Faith", "Bed of Roses", "In These Arms"
Produced by Bob Rock
Engineered by Randy Staub
Mixed by Randy Staub and Bobo Rock
Additional Engineering by Obie O'Brien
Recorded at Little Mountain Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia
From the 1992 album Keep The Faith

"Someday I'll Be Saturday Night", "Always"
Produced by Peter Collins
Engineered by Kevin Shirley
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
Recorded at Emerald Studio, Nashville, TN
From the 1994 greatest hits album Cross Road: Greatest Hits

"Lay Your Hands On Me", "Bad Medicine", "I'll Be There For You"
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn
Engineered & Mixed by Bob Rock
Assisted by: Chris Taylor[disambiguation needed ]
Recorded at Little Mountain Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia
From the 1988 album New Jersey

"Blaze of Glory"
Produced by Danny Korchmar, Jon Bon Jovi
Recorded and Mixed by Rob Jacobs with Brian "Mutt" Scheuble
Additional Recording by Obie O'Brien
Assisted by Chad Musey, Greg Goldman, Rick Plank
Recorded at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California
From the 1990 album Blaze of Glory

"Prayer 94"
Produced by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
Engineered by Obie O'Brien
Mixed at Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
From the USA edition of Cross Road

"Tokyo Road", "In and Out of Love"
Produced by Lance Quinn
Mixed by David Theoner
Assisted by Fernando Kral
Engineered by Larry Alexander, Obie O'Brien, Mal[disambiguation needed ], Bill Scheniman
Assistant Engineers: John Cianci, Big Al Greaves
Recorded at The Warehouse, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City
From the 1985 album 7800° Fahrenheit

"Runaway"
Produced by Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn
Executive Producer: Arthur Mann
Engineered by Scott Litt, Jeff Henderickson, Larry Alexander
Assistanted by John Babich, Gary Rindfuss, Bruce Lampcov, Dave Greenberg, Barry Bongiovi
Recored at The Power Station, New York City, NY, USA

All songs mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York except "Blaze of Glory" mastered by Dave Collins; "Tokyo Road", "In and Out of Love" mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

  • John Kalodner - A&R Co-Ordination
  • Anton Corbijn - Photography
  • Mark Wiess - Additional Photography
  • Margery Greenspan - Art Direction
  • Lili Picou - Design

Charts

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[5] 1
Austrian Top 75 Albums[6] 1
Canadian Top Albums[7] 2
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[8] 2
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[9] 1
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[10] 2
Swedish Top 60 Albums[11] 2
Swiss Top 100 Albums[12] 1
German Albums Chart[13] 1
Hungarian Top 40 Albums[14] 4
UK Albums Chart[15] 1
US Billboard 200[16] 8
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[17] 14
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[18] 14
French Compilations[19] 3
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 2
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Finnish Top 50 Albums[21] 25
Chart (2005) Peak
position
Spanish Top 100 Albums[22] 73
Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Catalog Albums[16] 1
US Hard Rock Albums[16] 7

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[23] 4× Platinum 240,000x
Australia (ARIA)[24] 11× Platinum 770,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[25] 3× Platinum 150,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Diamond 1,000,000^
Finland (IFPI Finland)[27] 2× Platinum 123,354[27]
France (SNEP)[28] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[29] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Hungary (Mahasz)[30] Gold  
Poland (ZPAV)[31] Gold 50,000*
Sweden (IFPI Sweden)[32] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[33] 3× Platinum 150,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] 5× Platinum 1,500,000^
United States (RIAA)[35] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[4] 8× Platinum 8,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
Monster by R.E.M.
MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
UK number one album
October 22, 1994 – November 11, 1994
November 19, 1994 – December 2, 1994
Succeeded by
MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
Carry on up the Charts by Beautiful South
Preceded by
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
by Various Artists
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
October 23 – November 5, 1994
Succeeded by
Bedtime Stories by Madonna

See also

References

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  2. ^ Sputnik Music review
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