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No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

Old 11-07-09, 10:36 PM
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No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

In 1994, the song was surprisingly missing from Bon Jovi's greatest hits collection, "Cross Roads." Born To Be My Baby was a #3 smash hit from their 1988 album, "New Jersey," and qualified....yet didn't make it.

I'm looking for a remastered version of this song, and the version from the 1988 CD is not up to par with songs from 1994's "Cross Roads." And, so far as I can see, no other hits collections (of original material) have been issued from their record label.

Am I stuck with the 1988 recording??
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

According to Wikipedia, the album "New Jersey" was remastered and re-released in 1998...so I would imagine the recording of "Born To Be My Baby" on that version would sound up to par (or better) than any of the ones on "Cross Roads" or your 1988 original version....
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

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According to Wikipedia, the album "New Jersey" was remastered and re-released in 1998...so I would imagine the recording of "Born To Be My Baby" on that version would sound up to par (or better) than any of the ones on "Cross Roads" or your 1988 original version....
To each their own. I found all of the Bon Jovi remasters to be ear-bleeders (loud, with a serious high frequency kick). I have since returned to the wonderfully warm and crankable sound of the original 80's version.

Sorry, I would have sold you my remastered Jersey copy for a buck.
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Old 11-08-09, 10:42 AM
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

the problem with the 80's version is when it's sandwiched on a compilation CD of remastered songs. The sound drops dramatically, and you have to make the player louder for it to equal the sound of the previous song.

Good to know about the remasters.
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Old 11-08-09, 11:11 AM
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

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the problem with the 80's version is when it's sandwiched on a compilation CD of remastered songs. The sound drops dramatically, and you have to make the player louder for it to equal the sound of the previous song.

Good to know about the remasters.
Apparently there is also another Bon Jovi best of/greatest hits-type album that was only released in Japan in 2001 entitled "Tokyo Road: Best Of Bon Jovi", and it has "Born To Be My Baby" on it, so it could be another option for you to consider....
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Old 11-08-09, 01:45 PM
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

The band also have plans to release a 'Greatest Hits Pt 2' album in the near future, which may or may not include the song.

Right now the have 'The Circle' out next week and a book released this past week.
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

That song always seemed like a rip-off of Kiss' "I Was Made For Loving You" for some reason to me.
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oh well, two out of three ain't bad.
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

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the problem with the 80's version is when it's sandwiched on a compilation CD of remastered songs. The sound drops dramatically, and you have to make the player louder for it to equal the sound of the previous song.

Good to know about the remasters.
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

there is a song on the new album that sounds virtually identical to Born to be my Baby. forgot the name, but i think they have a video for it as well
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That song always seemed like a rip-off of Kiss' "I Was Made For Loving You" for some reason to me.
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

BTW, new Bon Jovi album is out today
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TONIGHT...i wanna give it all to you....in the darkness...there's so much i wanna do...
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BTW, new Bon Jovi album is out today
the circle is out today? Guy I work with has had it for weeks and I thought it was already out
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

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there is a song on the new album that sounds virtually identical to Born to be my Baby. forgot the name, but i think they have a video for it as well
Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that. The new BTBMB is "Born To Follow" or "We Weren't Born To Follow", one of those two. Everytime the new song comes on the radio, I start singing BTBMB, then quickly realize it's not BTBMB.
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Re: No love for "Born To Be My Baby" by Bon Jovi?

that's it, the second one

i guess they are hard up for coming up with new riffs
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