Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet Japan LP with obi and alternate cover


A Japanese pressing of Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi, including the original obi and an alternate cover from the U.S. release.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi, including the original obi.

This LP features the cover the band originally intended, but which was not used for the U.S. release.

About this copy: This copy of Slippery When Wet is a 1986 Japanese pressing on the Mercury label.

The cover is M-.  The obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side two, as there are a couple of inaudible scuffs through the first track, “Raise Your Hands.”

A nice copy of a scarce Bon Jovi LP.

Background: Released in 1986, Slippery When Wet was the third album by Bon Jovi.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts and has sold more than 28 million copies.

The album cover was originally intended to feature a woman in a wet T-shirt, but the record label was concerned that some U.S. record stores might not stock the album if the intended cover was used.

The T-shirt cover was used in a few countries, including France and Japan, while a substitute cover was used in the United States. gave Slippery When Wet a 4 1/2 star review:

Slippery When Wet wasn’t just a breakthrough album for Bon Jovi; it was a breakthrough for hair metal in general, marking the point where the genre officially entered the mainstream. Released in 1986, it presented a streamlined combination of pop, hard rock, and metal that appealed to everyone — especially girls, whom traditional heavy metal often ignored. Slippery When Wet was more indebted to pop than metal, though, and the band made no attempt to hide its commercial ambition, even hiring an outside songwriter to co-write two of the album’s biggest singles. The trick paid off as Slippery When Wet became the best-selling album of 1987, beating out contenders like Appetite for Destruction, The Joshua Tree, and Michael Jackson’s Bad.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in