Sound — 10
If you've never heard Bon Jovi before, but only know them by what other people say, then this album would simply blow you away. It is recorded live from various concerts and is by far their heaviest album. If you hadn't heard anything they had recorded you would probably laugh at those who call them pop/rock because there's simply nothing pop about this album. Their version of Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" is astonishingly heavy and sounds amazing on gass mark 9. Even their own song "In And Out Of Love" (which even I, a Bon Jovi fan, admit that this sounds a bit pop on the origional recording) has an amazing heavy intro to it which is maintained throughout the song. You wouldn't think there was only one guitarist in this band if you heard it. Richie Sambora doesnt fail to impress with his extended solo and new outro in "Keep The Faith" and off course his unforgettable fretwork in "Wanted Dead Or Alive".
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are obvious to any Bon Jovi fan; about love and how to get through life. They're very inspiring to anyone who takes time out to listen to them, but if you like lyrics over music then I recommend the origional songs instead of the live recordings on this album, as the guitars and keyboard simply kick ass!
Overall Impression — 10
My overall impression is that this album will not only impress Bon Jovi fans, but anyone who is just a good old fashioned rock fan will like this, so don't be afraid to buy it because of what other people say because I assure you, if Bon Jovi didnt have their previous labell as being "pop" then this album would not be as underated as it probably is. It is just goos old fashioned rock music which can be enjoyed by any rock fan.