Destination Anywhere [Japan]

Destination Anywhere [Japan]

by Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi


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Jon Bon Jovi's first official solo album, Destination Anywhere (apparently Blaze of Glory doesn't count because it was a soundtrack) finds the hard rocker attempting to simultaneously make his signature sound more mature and more contemporary. Producer Stephen Lironi tones down the sample-driven rhythms that characterized his work with Black Grape, giving Bon Jovi a laid-back and modern musical bed. Of course, the singer chooses to write melodies and lyrics very similar to those of his full-time band, only less bombastic. And that's the key to Destination Anywhere -- it really couldn't have been made by the band, because there are too many subtle sonics and melodies for the group. So, in a sense, it's a breakthrough for Bon Jovi, because it is the first time he sounds like he's come to terms with adulthood. That doesn't mean Destination Anywhere is a complete success -- it, like his other records, is hampered by filler -- but none of his contemporaries were able to age this well, and the record is a fine example of late-'90s mainstream pop.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2007
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731453601123
catalogNumber: 674434
Rank: 21305

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Aldo Nova   Guitar
Desmond Child   Tuba
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Bobby Bandiera   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Eric Bazilian   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
David Bryan   Piano,Accordion
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Jerry Cohen   Organ,Keyboards,Slide Guitar
Terry Disley   Keyboards
Mark Hudson   Background Vocals
Rob Hyman   Piano,Wurlitzer
Maxayn Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephen Lironi   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Loops
Hugh McDonald   Bass,Double Bass
Lance Quinn   Guitar
Zhana Saunders   Background Vocals
Dave Stewart   Guitar
Dean Fasano   Background Vocals
Guy Davis   Piano,Hammond Organ,Loops
Kurt Johnston   Dobro
Imogen Heap   Keyboards
Alex Silva   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jon Bon Jovi   Producer
Desmond Child   Producer
Eric Bazilian   Producer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Charles Dye   Engineer
Teese Gohl   String Arrangements
Stephen Lironi   Programming,Producer,Loop
Obie O'Brien   Engineer,Remixing
Dave Stewart   Producer
Margery Greenspan   Art Direction
Andy Wright   Programming
Niven Garland   Engineer
Andrew Roshberg   Engineer
J.C. Ulloa   Engineer
Mike Rew   Remixing
Cage Gondar   Engineer
Alex Silva   Programming
Ann Mincieli   Remixing
Paul Anthony Taylor   Programming

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