When We Were Beautiful
Label: Universal Music A/S
The existence of this double-disc set proves something that haters can't wrap their heads around: Jon, Richie, Tico, David (and former bassist Alec) have been a commercial force in pop-rock for three decades and counting. Over 28 tracks, The Ultimate Collection charts Bon Jovi's evolution from hair metal pin-ups ("Livin' on a Prayer") to adult-contemporary balladeers ("This Ain't a Love Song") to heartland-flavored survivors ("Who Says You Can't Go Home"). This album also contains four new tunes: "What Do You Got?," "No Apologies," "This Is Love, This Is Life" and "The More Things Change."