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The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings

The Power Station Years
Compilation album by Jon Bon Jovi
Released 18 September 2001
Recorded 1980 ~ 1984
Genre Rock
Length 70:00
Label Mercury
Jon Bon Jovi chronology
Destination Anywhere
The Power Station Years
At The Starland Ballroom Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings is a compilation of previously unreleased songs recorded by vocalist/guitarist Jon Bon Jovi (then known by his given name of John Bongiovi) that was first released as a 10 track compilation in 1998. They were recorded in the early 1980s in a local recording studio named the Power Station, where John worked as a janitor. The songs were recorded prior to the formation of the now-famous band, Bon Jovi. The album has been reissued several times since with 14 track versions and the latest 20 track edition. The albums were released by Tony Bongiovi, Jon's cousin and producer of the recordings. The albums are unofficial and were originally released under the "Masquerade" record label and have been re-released with different packaging on several occasions.

"More Than We Bargained For" was released as a promotional single for the album but is very rare.[2]

The most notable song on the album is an instrumental version of the song "Runaway," (although it was not available on all releases) which went on to reach #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984.[3]


  • Track listing 1
    • 1998 1.1
    • 1999 1.2
    • 2001 1.3
  • Personnel 2
  • References 3

Track listing



  1. "Who Said It Would Last Forever" (Bon Jovi, Jim Pooles)
  2. "Open Your Heart"
  3. "Stringin' a Line" (Ian Thomas)
  4. "Don't Leave Me Tonight"
  5. "More Than We Bargained For" (Bon Jovi, Pooles)
  6. "For You"
  7. "Hollywood Dreams" (Bon Jovi, Pooles)
  8. "All Talk, No Action"
  9. "Don't Keep Me Wondering"
  10. "Head Over Heels"
  11. "No One Does It Like You"
  12. "What You Want"
  13. "Don't You Believe Him"
  14. "Talkin' in Your Sleep" (Bon Jovi, George Karakaglou)


  1. "Who Said It Would Last Forever" (Bon Jovi, Jim Pooles) - 4:01
  2. "Open Your Heart" - 3:46
  3. "Stringin' a Line" (Ian Thomas) - 3:46
  4. "Don't Leave Me Tonight" - 4:53
  5. "More Than We Bargained For" (Bon Jovi, Pooles) - 3:49
  6. "For You" - 3:04
  7. "Hollywood Dreams" (Bon Jovi, Pooles) - 3:16
  8. "All Talk, No Action" - 3:29
  9. "Don't Keep Me Wondering" - 2:57
  10. "Head Over Heels" - 3:31
  11. "No One Does It Like You" - 4:14
  12. "What You Want" - 3:32
  13. "Don't You Believe Him" - 3:13
  14. "Talkin' in Your Sleep" (Bon Jovi, George Karakaglou) - 4:20
  15. "Bobby's Girl" - 1:39
  16. "Gimme Some Lovin' Charlene" - 2:29
  17. "Don't Do That to Me Anymore" - 3:47
  18. "This Woman Is Dangerous" - 4:08
  19. "Maybe Tomorrow" - 3:32
  20. "Runaway" (instrumental) - 3:39


Production Crew:

  • Tony Bongiovi - Producer, original engineering
  • Rocco Raffa - Mixing
  • Roy Hendrickson - Mixing
  • Jason Corsaro - Mixing
  • Scott Litt - original engineering
  • Ron Winter - Executive Producer (1998)
  • Lee Rumble - Engineering (1998)
  • Prime CD's, London - 1998 Mastering
  • The Creative Tank, Ltd - Sleeve Design

Recorded at Power Station Studios, New York (1981–1983) All titles published by Metaphor Music Ltd.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Bon Jovi album information". 
  3. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
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