|Studio album by Jon Bon Jovi|
|Released||17 June 1997 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||February – November 1996|
|Jon Bon Jovi chronology|
|Singles from Destination Anywhere|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Destination Anywhere is Jon Bon Jovi's second solo studio album released June 17, 1997 and features music from the film Destination Anywhere released in the same year. The album follows his successful 1990 soundtrack Blaze of Glory, from the film Young Guns II. The production is quite different from the classic rock norm that is a staple of past Bon Jovi albums, with drum loops, female backing vocals and Bon Jovi himself singing in a lower register in most of the tracks. Only one of his longtime bandmates, David Bryan, contributed to the album, though Desmond Child, co-writer of hits such as "Livin' on a Prayer", plays the tuba in the song "Ugly" and is also one of the producers.
The album charted at #31 on The Billboard 200, #6 on the Top Canadian albums chart and #2 on the UK Albums Chart. The first single "Midnight in Chelsea" was Bon Jovi's highest-charting solo single in the UK, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart. Also charting in the UK was the second single "Queen of New Orleans" at #10 and the third single "Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town" at #13. The fourth single "Ugly" charted in some European countries but not in the UK. "Staring at Your Window with a Suitcase in My Hand" was released as a promo single.
Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described it as "a fine example of late-'90s mainstream pop" and "a breakthrough for Bon Jovi, because it is the first time he sounds like he's come to terms with adulthood." Nevertheless, he criticized the presence of fillers on the record. Chuck Eddy of Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Almost every track on Destination Anywhere could be faster, shorter, and less world-weary, but Bon Jovi’s melodies feel indelible nonetheless."
Destination Anywhere: The Film (also released in 1997) was produced and incorporated music and concepts from the album. The film stars Jon Bon Jovi and Demi Moore as a young couple struggling with alcoholism and the death of their young child. The film debuted on both MTV and VH1 in 1997 and also stars Kevin Bacon, Whoopi Goldberg and Annabella Sciorra. Directed by Mark Pellington, the film was released on DVD on April 11, 2005, and contains the film, Destination Anywhere, the EPK for the album, and five promotional videos for the singles of the album. The track "It's Just Me" also features in full during the film.
All songs written and composed by Jon Bon Jovi, except where noted.
|1.||"Queen of New Orleans"||Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart||4:31|
|2.||"Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town"||Jon Bon Jovi||5:18|
|3.||"Midnight in Chelsea"||Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart||4:58|
|4.||"Ugly"||Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Bazilian||3:24|
|5.||"Staring at Your Window With a Suitcase in My Hand"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:26|
|6.||"Every Word Was a Piece of My Heart"||Jon Bon Jovi||5:16|
|7.||"It's Just Me"||Jon Bon Jovi||6:44|
|8.||"Destination Anywhere"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:56|
|9.||"Learning How to Fall"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:04|
|10.||"Naked"||Jon Bon Jovi, Mark Hudson, Greg Wells||4:42|
|11.||"Little City"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:58|
|12.||"August 7, 4:15"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:59|
|13.||"Cold Hard Heart"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:42|
|Japan Bonus Track|
|14.||"I Talk to Jesus"||Jon Bon Jovi||5:20|
|Argentina Bonus Track|
|14.||"Miro a tu Ventana (Spanish version of "Staring at Your Window...")"||Jon Bon Jovi||4:26|
|France Bonus Track|
|15.||"Sad Song Night"||Desmond Child , Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Bazilian||3:52|
|CD2: Jon Bon Jovi - Live|
|1.||"Queen of New Orleans"||Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart||5:16|
|2.||"Midnight in Chelsea"||Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Stewart||5:41|
|3.||"Destination Anywhere"||Jon Bon Jovi||5:26|
|4.||"Ugly"||Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Bazilian||3:31|
|5.||"It's Just Me"||Jon Bon Jovi||7:15|
|6.||"August 7, 4:15"||Jon Bon Jovi||5:26|
|8.||"Not Fade Away"||Charles Hardin, Norman Petty||3:38|
|9.||"Janie, Don't Take Your Love to Town (Acoustic)"||Jon Bon Jovi||3:23|
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- Jon Bon Jovi – vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, harmonica, piano
- Dean Fasano – background vocals
- Steve Lironi – acoustic & electric guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming loops
- Bobby Bandiera – electric & slide guitar
- Lance Quinn, Eric Bazilian, Dave Stewart & Aldo Nova – guitar
- Kurt Johnston – dobro
- David Bryan – accordion, piano
- Desmond Child – tuba
- Guy Davis – piano, Hammond B-3 organ
- Rob Hyman – wurlitzer piano
- Jerry Cohen – organ, keyboards, slide guitar
- Alex Silva – keyboards, programming
- Terry Disley & Imogen Heap – keyboards
- Hugh McDonald – bass
- Kenny Aronoff – drums
- Andy Wright & Paul Taylor – programming
- Maxayne Lewis, Alexandra Brown, Zhana Saunders, Brigitte Bryant, Mark Hudson, Dean Fasano, Mardette Lynch and Helena Christensen – background vocals
- David Campbell, Teese Gohl – string arrangements
- Producers – Dave Stewart, Stephen Lironi, Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child & Eric Bazilian.
- Engineers – Charles Dye, Niven Garland, Cage Gondar, Mike Malak, Lee Manning, Obie O'Brien, Andrew Roshberg, Mark Springer, J.C. Ulloa, Robert Valdez, Mike Woglom
- Mixing – Niven Garland, Jim Labinski, Marc Lane, Obie O'Brien, Mike Rew
- Mastering – George Marino
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||25,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Gold||100,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||100,000^|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Platinum||50,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- Entertainment Weekly review
- Rolling Stone Album Guide
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