Blaze of Glory

Blaze of Glory

by Jon Bon Jovi


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Abandoning his rough-and-ready rock & roll band, Jon Bon Jovi took a stab at respectability with Blaze of Glory, the non-soundtrack to the film Young Guns II. Given his cowboy songs on Bon Jovi albums, it made sense that he'd be "inspired" by the Western, and he filled these songs (written without the help of bandmate Richie Sambora or Desmond Child) with references to shoot-'em-ups. Mainstream rock producer Danny Kortchmar put together the studio band, along with guest stars Jeff Beck, Elton John, and Little Richard, and the sound had more space and less drive than the lite-metal of Bon Jovi. That kind of approach put the spotlight squarely on the singer/songwriter, and Jon wasn't quite up to the scrutiny, although his still faithful fans dutifully bought the record despite the fact that Jon was in a starring role without his usual supporting cast.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/1994
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0042284647328
catalogNumber: 846473
Rank: 3753

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Elton John   Piano
Aldo Nova   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano
Robbin Crosby   Acoustic Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass Guitar
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Phil Parlapiano   Accordion
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Vocals,Background Vocals
Randy Jackson   Bass Guitar
Runners   Hand Clapping
Lou Diamond Phillips   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Composer,Producer
Aldo Nova   Arranger
Rob Jacobs   Engineer
Ron Jacobs   Engineer
Danny Kortchmar   Producer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Alan Silvestri   Arranger

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Blaze of Glory 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Great movie! Great Soundtrack. If anything could make this music better it is the presence of Emilio Estavez, Lou Diamond Phillips and the amazing Kiefer Sutherland offering cameos on the album. The music speaks for itself, however. Billy Get Your Guns is a rocking hit; Miracle and Santa Fe tell the pain of loss; Blood Money is an homage to Bob Dylan's Knockin on Heaven's Door; Bang a Drum (also a tribute) tells a powerful message of hope; The rest of the songs on the album are a mix hits that make you dance, cry and think about just how talented Jon really is. This album rocks!
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