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(UK: Soundcheck Books, 2014; 160 pages, PB. ISBN: 978-0957144286)
This book is an unashamed celebration of the landmark album Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi's most successful album to date, with sales of over 28 million copies since its 1986 release, and one of the most toe-tappingly gleeful albums to ever ring out from a pair of speakers. Everyone knows the rock classics 'Livin' On A Prayer' or 'You Give Love A Bad Name', but there isn't a bum track on the record. This is more than a 'making of' type book, it is also a handy fans' guide to the band's career with a track by track review and thoughts on the album from top rock writers.
"...it's a good read and really does delve into the history of the album, even the cover shot - and the cover shot that should have been. Photographer Mark Weiss tells the tale very entertainingly, I must admit."
Jeb Wright – Classic Rock Revisited (www.classicrockrevisited.com)
"Neil Daniels loves the subjects he writes about, and those feelings are splayed all over these pages. You may disagree with some of his opinions or views, but there is no denying the passion with which he makes them. If you're a Bon Jovi fan, you'll want to read this. If you're not a Bon Jovi fan, read this and you'll become one."
Steven Rosen – Curled Up With A Good Book (www.curledup.com)
"Told in straightforward language and amazingly concise as for the time span it covers, Let It Rock: The Making of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet is a fine, solid work."
Alexandra Mrozowska – Hardrock Haven (http://hardrockhaven.net)
"...the layout and design make for a fun, easy reading experience. Listening to the album start to finish, while reading is almost mandatory."
Joshua Wood – Metal-Rules (www.metal-rules.com)
"Today Bon Jovi are a well-oiled money making machine that I haven't really followed since 'These Days', but I enjoyed reading this book, so buy it, it will make a great summer holiday read."
Dave Farrell – Planet Mosh (http://planetmosh.com)
"...the band have never really said much about it. If they had, then Neil Daniels, who has also written a BJ encyclopaedia would certainly have found it."
Hugh Fielder – Classic Rock
"Written in an easy to read format, the early history of the band is told with the ingredients coming into place for their third big album; those ingredients being the onboarding of co-writer Desmond Child (on the suggestion of Paul Stanley) and producer Bruce Fairbairn, plus the learnings from the first two albums...One for a holiday read."
Rob McKenzie – Fireworks
"If you like Bon Jovi, then this will be a combination of smiled nodding and voracious info digestion. If you've heard of them, maybe this is the way to see what all the fuss is really about."
Steve Swift – Powerplay