Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album, This House is Not for Sale, which finds Jon returning “home” on his own terms, to the same label he signed his first (and only) record deal with.
Produced by John Shanks and Jon Bon Jovi, much of the new album was recorded in the same New York City studio where the band cut its first albumin 1983 - Avatar (formerly the Power Station), with additional recording at Electric LadyStudios.
“The band became even closer over the past few years as a result of what we’ve been through and, fortunately, it all worked out with the label,” he said. “Now we have a great album with something to say and nothing to prove”.
This House is Not For Sale is Bon Jovi at its finest, biggest and most self-aware.
“I knew the album was complete when the songs that began with an ‘I’ started ending with a ‘We’.” Jon even takes a lyric from a sign in one of his Foundation’s Soul Kitchen restaurants which reads “All Are Welcome at Our Table”. “I like the idea of inclusion,” he says.
No small statement from a man whose career is defined by anthems that have united generations for the past three decades.