Bon Jovi has dipped its toes into the holiday waters with a new EP featuring four new Christmas recordings. The digital release features a cover of the Tom Petty yuletide favorite "Christmas All Over Again" — which was first released on 1992's A Very Special Christmas 2, the Pogues' "Fairytale Of New York" — with Jon Bon Jovi having re-written one Kristy MacColl's verses, which hasn't aged particularly well in light of political correctness.
The band also tackles Elvis Presley's "If I Get Home On Christmas Day," which was originally featured on "The King's" second holiday set, 1971's Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas.
Jon Bon Jovi can safely say that he's left the competitive aspects of his life and career far behind: ["There were times throughout my career where I was concerned with: 'Can I do it again?' And then, I think, you get to a place with time and experience that you just go back to being the artist — and more importantly, being a man. And I don't chase those things any longer. And it's not because of the accomplishments, but it's because it's been a life well lived. And anyone that can say that they did what they loved to do is a gift; but anyone who gets to do it and then can look in the mirror and say, 'I'm satisfied with the results' — that's pretty much where I'm at right now."] SOUNDCUE (:33 OC: . . . at right now)
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