Keep The Faith

Released on November 03, 1992

Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Tracklist:

01. I Believe - Jon Bon Jovi - 5:48

02. Keep The Faith - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child - 5:45

03. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child - 4:44

04. In These Arms - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan - 5:19

05. Bed Of Roses - Jon Bon Jovi - 6:34

06. If I Was Your Mother - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora - 4:27

07. Dry County - Jon Bon Jovi - 9:52

08. Woman In Love - Jon Bon Jovi - 3:48

09. Fear - Jon Bon Jovi - 3:05

10. I Want You - Jon Bon Jovi - 5:35

11. Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora - 4:23

12. Little Bit Of Soul - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora - 5:57

 

Bonustracks:

Starting All Over Again

Save A Prayer - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora - 5:57

Cama De Rosas - Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child - 6:34

Personnel

Jon Bon Jovi - Lead vocals / Guitar

Richie Sambora - Lead guitar / Backing vocals

Alec John Such - Bass guitar / Backing vocals

Tico Torres - Drums / Percussion

David Rashbaum - Keyboards / Backing vocals / Horns

 

Additional personnel
Maxine Waters - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

Oren Waters - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

Julia Waters - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

Isabella Lento - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

Camilla Lento - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

Myna Matthews  - Additional background vocals for In These Arms and Dry County

 

Engineers
Obie O' Brien
Gary Platt
Randy Staub
Brian Dobbs (assisting engineer)
Greg Goldman (assisting engineer)
Darren Grahn (assisting engineer)
Ed Korengo (assisting engineer)
Jim Lavinski (assisting engineer)
Ulrich Wild (assisting engineer)

 

Producer

Bob Rock

Chartpositions

 

 Chartname                                                       Peak position                                    Weeks in chart

US Billboard 200

German Top 100

U.K Top 100

5

2

1

46

86

70


 

Singles

Keep The Faith

released in October 13, 1992

 

US Billboard Hot 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

Bed Of Roses

released in January 26, 1993

 

US Billboard 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

In These Arms

released on May 09, 1993

 

US Billboard 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

released on July 31, 1993

 

US Billboard 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

I Believe

released on September 25, 1993

 

US Billboard 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

Dry County

released on May 01, 1994

 

US Billboard 100

German Top 100

U.K. Singles Top 100

 

 

 

 

 

29

8

5

 

 

 

 

10

10

13

 

 

 

 

27

14

9

 

 

 

 

98

-

17

 

 

 

 

 

-

49

11

 

 

 

 

-

41

9

 

 

 

 

unknown

28

6

 

 

 

 

unknown

30

6

 

 

 

 

unknown

18

7

 

 

 

 

unknown

-

5

 

 

 

 

 

-

4

6

 

 

 

 

-

7

6


The Videos

 

Trivia

  • This is the first studio album in 4 years. After the release of New Jersey in 1988 the band toured until February 1990 and was unofficially separated afterwards. Jon and Richie both released solo records before they got back together to write a new band album.

 

  • Bruce Fairbairn, who produced Slippery When Wet and New Jersey was meant to produce Keep The Faith as well. But due to him working on Aerosmith's Get A Grip his former assistant Bob Rock produced the album.

 

  • The album was supposed to be named Believe but Reebok had already announced an advertising campaign of the same name. So the band went with Keep The Faith.

 

  • 6 songs were written by Jon alone. The highest amount of songs on any Bon Jovi album.

 

  • The working title of the song Keep The Faith was Revenge.

 

  • The working title of Bed of Roses was "The Right To Walk Away"

 

  • In These Arms is one of a very few Bon Jovi songs that was co-written by David Bryan. He and Jon sat together to write a song called "Water Into Wine" but it didn't quite work out. So when Richie joined them he had a song title for a possible solo song "on hold" - "If You Were In These Arms Tonight". The legend says that about an hour later they got the final version done. The rough demo for Water Into Wine can be heard here.

 

  • Other songs from that era were: Sympathy, The Radio Saved My Life Tonight, Fields of Fire, Billie, Drive, All Wound Up, Skin Deep, Starting All Over Again, Love Is Just Another Four Letter Word and Miss 4th of July. Bar All Wound Up and Skin Deep, all songs would either appear as B-sides or on the Box Set at some point. Another track, The Sole Truth, was played once at the band's annual Christmas concert in 1991, but a studio recording of it has never appeared anywhere.

Live

  • Woman In Love was never played live.

 

  • Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll was done only once in Japan.

 

  • Little Bit Of Soul was only done for the An Evening With Bon Jovi show and during an acoustic radio promo.

 

  • I Want You was only done once acoustic by Jon probably because a fan requested the song. But he pretty much messed up the lyrics and the song never appeared again.

 

  • Fear was only done a handful of times during the Keep The Faith Tour. Bon Jovi never got the song's same power on stage the way that it has on the album. The song never was performed again after the tour ended.

 

  • If I Was Your Mother was played only twice and never found its way back into the live set.

 

  • Even during the Keep The Faith tour Dry County was a song rarely to be played live. It would appear a couple of times during the Crossroads and These Days tours as well. But afterwards it would take 10 years until the show in Düsseldorf, Germany during the Have A Nice Day Tour in 2006 where it was played again. Afterwards it became a "regular rarity" for the following tours.

 

  • I Believe opened almost every show on the tour. But after the tour finished it was rarely played. During The Crush tour in 2000 the band opened a handful of shows with it again but afterwards it fell back into its status as a rarity.

 

  • In These Arms was layed to rest after the tour although it was a quite successful single. It reappeared as a acoustic version during the These Days tour in 1996.  During the One WiId Night tour in 2001 it reappeared as a setlist staple after Jon was told by his Japanese tour promoter that this song is a fan favourite and it remained in the setlist ever since.

 

  • Keep The Faith, Bed Of Roses and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead were the only songs that remained staples in the setlist.