Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Videos from Dresden: Bounce, Bells, Undivided, Something to Believe In

Bon Jovi pulled out a few shocks on June 10 when they played in Dresden, Germany. Here's the proof...


If you'd taken a straw poll before the concert to see what people thought the opening number might be, I doubt Bounce would have featured high on the list. I'm not usually a huge fan of this song but I found myself singing along just now. ;)

Bells of Freedom

"Something we haven't done in 5, 6, 7 years or so." Um, Have a Nice Day came out less than six years ago, Jon. :P But I quite like Bells (even though it's quite derivative) and I like this acoustic version. Personally I'd take the 2004 pre-release version over the final album release, but I know Jon hates the original version.


Two Bounce songs?! Is Jon feeling okay? :P I'm among the fans who were a little surprised that they pulled this song out in Dresden rather than one of the US dates. But while I think the equally surprising Randers 2008 performance was better, I'm happy they played this... Bounce isn't my favourite album but I still don't understand why it was the only album not to be represented on ANY version of the Greatest Hits/Ultimate Collection.

Something to Believe In

I've said a few times that this is one of my favourite songs so I won't bother going on and on again.

For more great videos, check out Hath's Circle Tour Blog.


  1. Really ecstatic about Bells of Freedom, it's an awesome song and hugely underrated. I think acoustically it works better then the electric version which isn't quite epic enough. Wondered why you find it derivative? it is a nod to ring them bells from dylan for sure.

  2. I just know a lot of fans who have criticised it for copying everything from This Ain't a Love Song to Chimes of Freedom to Tuesday's Gone. It's not really a complaint on my part though. If I needed all my artists to be wildly experimental and original, Bon Jovi wouldn't be my favourite band. :P

    And I agree, I prefer it acoustic. I think Something for the Pain acoustic works better live than the electric version, too.

  3. I don't go on the forum thing anymore so I don't know about what the general view is of tracks but I don't see the TAALS comparison at all though...anyway I agree that SFTP works better acoustic too, they really should make more of the acoustic circle. I find the acoustic side really adds hidden layers to songs which were buried in its electric format. Hopefully they will pull out a surprise in the London gig next week.

  4. I agree with you, Jag, and fingers crossed for a pleasant surprise in London.

    I believe the TAALS comparison is due to musical similarities in the chorus...

  5. Yikes, that original Bells of Freedom sounds way too just a small town girl living in a lonely world.

    But I agree with everything regarding the acoustic portion, and SFTP is one of the only overproduced TD songs, WAAAAY better on the circle.

  6. Haha, I never noticed but I guess there is a hint of Journey there. :P


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