Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet 12" Vinyl LP Album

Released in 1986, "Slippery When Wet" is Bon Jovi's third studio album, marking a pivotal moment in the 80s rock scene. The 12" Vinyl LP Album achieved immense commercial success, becoming the band's best-selling record. Fueled by iconic tracks like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name," the album's anthemic sound contributed significantly to the era's musical landscape.

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Trivia: Originally mastered by George Marino

George Marino was a highly acclaimed Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Born on 15 April 1947, in the Bronx, New York, he became one of the most experienced and influential sound mastering engineers in the world. With his unparalleled expertise, Marino played a significant role in shaping the sound of countless albums across various music genres.


From a young age, Marino displayed a deep passion for music and an innate talent for audio engineering. He began his career at Capitol Records in New York, where he worked as a mastering engineer and honed his skills in audio post-production. In 1973, Marino joined Sterling Sound, a renowned mastering facility founded by Lee Hulko. It was here that he would leave an indelible mark on the music industry.

Over the years, George Marino mastered an extensive catalog of albums for a wide range of artists and musical styles. His meticulous attention to detail and exceptional ear for sound allowed him to consistently deliver exceptional quality and clarity in his work. He possessed an intuitive understanding of how to enhance the dynamics, balance, and overall sonic experience of each record he touched.

During the 1980s, a pivotal era for heavy metal music, George Marino worked on numerous influential albums in the genre. His mastering contributions to these records played a crucial role in shaping the iconic sounds of heavy metal during that decade. Some notable albums he mastered include:

These albums, among many others, showcase Marino's contribution to the heavy metal genre's sonic landscape during the 1980s. His meticulous mastering work ensured that these records had the power, clarity, and impact necessary to captivate listeners and establish their enduring legacies.

George Marino's career spanned over four decades, during which he received numerous accolades for his outstanding contributions to the music industry. His expertise and mastery of sound engineering made him a highly sought-after professional, and he worked with a diverse range of artists, including AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, and many more.

Tragically, George Marino passed away on 4 June 2012, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the most skilled and respected mastering engineers of his time. His dedication to his craft, meticulous attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise continue to inspire and influence audio engineers and musicians worldwide. George Marino's contributions to the art of sound mastering remain an enduring testament to his extraordinary talent and passion for music.

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12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 
Band Members and Musicians on: Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Track Listing of: Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
    Side One:
  1. Let it Rock
  2. You Give Love a Bad Name
  3. Livin' on a Prayer
  4. Social Disease
  5. Wanted Dead or Alive
    Side Two:
  1. Raise your Hands
  2. Without Love
  3. I'd Die for you
  4. Never Say Goodbye
  5. Wild in the Streets

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Bon Jovi's History

  Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band's lineup consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Over the past four decades, Bon Jovi has established itself as one of the most successful rock bands in the world, with an extensive discography, numerous hit songs, and millions of dedicated fans.

  Bon Jovi first made a name for itself with its eponymous debut album in 1984, which included the hit single "Runaway." The band's follow-up album, "7800┬░ Fahrenheit," was released in 1985 and helped to further establish Bon Jovi as a force in the rock world. In 1986, the band released its third album, "Slippery When Wet," which became one of the best-selling albums of the decade and solidified Bon Jovi's place as one of the biggest bands in the world. The album's hit singles, such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name," became rock anthems and remain popular to this day.

  Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Bon Jovi continued to release successful albums and hit songs, such as "Bad Medicine," "I'll Be There for You," and "Always." The band's popularity only continued to grow, and by the mid-1990s, Bon Jovi was considered one of the top rock bands in the world, with a massive international following. In 2000, the band released its eighth studio album, "Crush," which marked a return to the more guitar-driven rock sound that had made the band famous in the first place.

  Bon Jovi's success has not waned in the 21st century, and the band has continued to release critically acclaimed albums and tour the world. In addition to its musical achievements, the band is also known for its philanthropic work, including its participation in various charitable causes and its support for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.