Up from the Ashes (Don Dokken album)

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Up from the Ashes
Don Dokken - Up from the Ashes.jpg
Studio album by Don Dokken
Released October 21, 1990
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length 54:02
Label Geffen
Producer Don Dokken, Wyn Davis, Tom Zutaut
Don Dokken chronology
Up from the Ashes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10[2]

Up from the Ashes is a 1990 hard rock album by Don Dokken, best known as the lead singer of Dokken. The sound of the album was similar to Dokken's work with his former band. The album did not reach the commercial success achieved by Dokken, but it did reach the Top 50 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US.[3] The line-up for this album consisted of Don Dokken performing vocals, John Norum formerly of Europe on lead guitar, Billy White formerly of Watchtower on lead guitar, Peter Baltes formerly of Accept on bass, and Mikkey Dee formerly of King Diamond and pre-Motörhead on drums. The original drummer for the Don Dokken band was Hempo Hildén, formerly in John Norum´s band but he was replaced after a few photo sessions and does not play on the album.[4] The music videos for the songs "Stay" and "Mirror Mirror" received airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. "When Love Finds a Fool" was co-written with former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath singer Glenn Hughes, who also provided backing vocals for the song.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Crash 'N Burn" Don Dokken, Billy White 5:30
2. "1000 Miles Away" Dokken, John Norum 5:00
3. "When Some Nights" Dokken, Norum, White 4:27
4. "Forever" Dokken, Wyn Davis 5:16
5. "Living a Lie" Dokken, Norum 4:38
6. "When Love Finds a Fool" Dokken, Glenn Hughes 5:34
7. "Give It Up" Dokken, White 4:11
8. "Mirror Mirror" Dokken, White, Mark Spiro 4:36
9. "Stay" Dokken, Mick Brown 4:28
10. "Down in Flames" Dokken, White 5:11
11. "The Hunger" Dokken, White 5:03


  • Don Dokken – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • John Norum – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy White – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Baltes – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mikkey Dee – drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Glenn Hughes – backing vocals on "When Love Finds a Fool"
  • Tony Franklin – bass intro on "Stay"
  • Ken Mary - Drums on "The Hunger"


  • Wyn Davis - producer, engineer
  • Eddie Ashworth, Melissa Sewell - engineers
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Glen LaFerman - photography
  • Gabrielle Raumberger - art coordinator
  • Greg Stata - art direction
  • David E. Williams - cover art
  • Tom Zutaut - executive producer


  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Don Dokken - Up from the Ashes". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ "Up from the Ashes Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Lite information om Hempo Hildén, grundare till greenrock.nu" (in Swedish). Greenrock.nu. Retrieved 2015-10-10.