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Jon Bon Jovi - Destination Anywhere (1997) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD 2013 [Re-Up]

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Jon Bon Jovi - Destination Anywhere (1997) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD 2013 [Re-Up]

Jon Bon Jovi - Destination Anywhere (1997) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD 2013
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Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury/Island/Universal | # UICY-20460 | Time: 01:08:13

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.