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Old 06-23-2009, 12:29 AM
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I think it's a very good album, miles and miles better than anything the band have released in the 21st century. It's a significant album for the fact that after the band's debut album, it's Jon's one and only album that doesn't have an obvious ballad (though there are no love songs on Blaze of Glory, Santa Fe has the musical structure of a typical over-the-top power ballad), and it's also the last time when Jon wrote good lyrics and the last time when he managed to write several songs for an album without outside help. It's maybe the relative financial flop of the album to blame for Crush being such an incredibly safe, Bon Jovi-by-number album, but Destination Anywhere is the real deal... The album is very down to earth and adult for a (Jon) Bon Jovi record, perhaps even risky and hip. Jon is definitely trying new things on the album, and though there are a few fillers on it, overall the album works well. And Queen of New Orleans may be the coolest song he ever did.
I agree all the way around here. And your last sentence illustrates that they (or he) won't do stuff like this again. They just played the New Orleans JazzFest - if you have a song that's as good as Queen of New Orleans - why not play it there? That seems to be a no-brainer to me - but it didn't get played.
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I agree all the way around here. And your last sentence illustrates that they (or he) won't do stuff like this again. They just played the New Orleans JazzFest - if you have a song that's as good as Queen of New Orleans - why not play it there? That seems to be a no-brainer to me - but it didn't get played.
The only thing about playing QONE in a band format is that it would have really opened up the whole band playing solo songs argument. Outside of Blaze (which most people think of as a band song anyway) and Stranger, non of the band members solo work has ever been a regular in the band's setlist.
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I have been listening to Destination Anywhere lately for the first time in nearly a decade. When I bought it I thought it was OK and havenít really listened since. Iím not really a fan of solo albums.
When I first heard it I didnít like the sound of the drums as they sounded more like electric drums and I thought there was far too many slow songs on the album.
Forward nearly 10 years and I still feel the same but the songs I liked back then I still do like a lot.

I was also wondering if any songs that didnít get onto DA made the Crush album?

I think Queen of new Orleans, Janie take your love, Destination Anywhere, Itís Just me & August 7 could have all gone onto Crush to make it a far better album.

What the general thoughts of Destination Anywhere on these boards?
I agree with you to an extent on some of the drum sounds, as much as I love It's Just Me, that mechanized drum sound drives me mad.

Otherwise, I agree with everyone who has said that DA is great for being an edgy, atmospheric, offbeat, risky and emotional album
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Outside of Blaze (which most people think of as a band song anyway) and Stranger, non of the band members solo work has ever been a regular in the band's setlist.
And that's how it should be. Solo tour = solo songs. Band tour = band songs, those two exceptions excluded. But in my opinion they shouldn't have but BOG on CR. I remember Jon saying that he wanted "Stranger" on there as well, but there was the space problem and/or the record company was against it.
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the album really grew on me over time. i didn't like it at first, i thought it was too poppy for bj standards (mine too) but then age has made me wiser and now i listen to it very often.
with the exception of certain KTF and TD songs, DA as a whole is the closest jon can get to "art" music. the rest is only rock n roll... but i like it! (well, at least past decades r'n'r)
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And that's how it should be. Solo tour = solo songs. Band tour = band songs, those two exceptions excluded. .
Agreed 100%
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One of the songs i dislike the most is Midnight In Chelsea - it goes nowhere for me.

some good lyrics on DA and I think the title track is the best one.
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And that's how it should be. Solo tour = solo songs. Band tour = band songs, those two exceptions excluded. But in my opinion they shouldn't have but BOG on CR. I remember Jon saying that he wanted "Stranger" on there as well, but there was the space problem and/or the record company was against it.
Yes but remember that he said a bunch of songs which he would like to add. Stranger was one of them but Miracle was another. As far as I remember he mentioned also Born To Be My Baby, Living Sin saying that they were top ten hits. And I think he was speaking about Sleep When I'm Dead and about In These Arms with Never Say Goodbye (which actually were on the European releases)
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Not a massive fan of the entire albmu, but there are a few cracking tracks, my fave being

"Aint no rainbow in the sky, when you feel U G L Y, and that's Ugly"

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I didnt get this album untill a couple of years ago but loved it from first listen. Especialy the 2nd disc. The songs are easy to sing along to and very catchy. Always helps listening to this on my ipod when going for a cold wet dog walk
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