Monday 1/25/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory (1990)

Blaze of Glory is Jon Bon Jovi’s debut solo studio album, released August 7, 1990. It includes songs from and inspired by the movie Young Guns II. Emilio Estevez asked for Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” as the theme song for his upcoming Billy the Kid sequel, but Jon Bon Jovi ended up composing an all-new theme song for the film’s soundtrack instead. The album featured guests such as Elton John, Little Richard, and Jeff Beck. “Blaze of Glory” was awarded a Golden Globe. It also received Academy Award and Grammy nominations.

“Billy Get Your Guns” – 4:49
“Miracle” – 5:20
“Blaze of Glory” – 5:35
“Blood Money” – 2:34
“Santa Fe” – 5:42
“Justice in the Barrel” – 6:48
“Never Say Die” – 4:54
“You Really Got Me Now” – 2:24
“Bang a Drum” – 4:44
“Dyin’ Ain’t Much of a Livin'” – 4:46
“Guano City” – 1:16

Jon Bon Jovi – vocals, backing vocals, guitars (tracks 2-3, 5-10), piano (track 3), harmonica (track 4), producer
Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion
Jeff Beck – electric guitar (tracks 6, 10), slide guitar, guitar solo (tracks 1-3, 6-7, 9)
Robbin Crosby – guitar (track 7)
Bob Glaub – bass (tracks 5, 10)
Randy Jackson – bass (tracks 1-3, 6-9)
Ron Jacobs – engineer
Elton John – piano (tracks 1, 10), backing vocals (track 10)
Danny Kortchmar – guitar (tracks 1-2, 4-9), producer
Dale Lavi – hand claps
Myrna Matthews, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters – backing vocals (tracks 2, 6, 9, 10)
Camilla Lento – backing vocals
Aldo Nova – guitars, keyboards, piano, tambourine
Phil Parlapiano – accordion (tracks 2, 4)
Lou Diamond Phillips – vocals (track 6)
The Runners – hand claps (track 1)
Little Richard – piano, vocals (track 8)
Brian Scheuble – engineer
Alan Silvestri – arranger
Benmont Tench – Hammond organ (tracks 1-3, 5-7, 9-10), piano (tracks 5, 8)
Waddy Wachtel – guitar (track 9), slide guitar (track 8)