Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Against the Wind”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
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Personal Review:
 Bob Seger is a great musician, he is definitely one of the greats of the heartland rock genre – and well, the title track of this album is my favorite Seger track, so let’s do this!

 The album begins with the song “Horizontal Bop” and you know, Seger is pretty great and just immediately he cuts right into this track and it’s pretty fantastic, because this song has everything you could ever ask for when it comes to musicianship, and then Seger is just amazing. We go onto the song “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” and it starts off a bit slower, with piano – but Seger is great, so it doesn’t matter how slow it is, because he has one of the greatest voices of all rock music. Seriously though, that song was amazing. Next up is “Her Strut” and it seems to be more of a rock song, and Seger just gets really into this one, and I can’t even complain about anything because this album is amazing. We go onto the song “No Man’s Land” and it’s another great track, Seger is a really hard artist to describe because he just happens to be in my favorite genre, and is just unbelievably talented. The A-Side closes with the song “Long Twin Silver Line” and it’s just a fantastic way to close the A-Side, this album just keeps on absolutely blowing my mind with these great tracks.

 The B-Side opens with Seger’s greatest song, and the title track of this album, “Against the Wind” – and you know what, this song is just unbelievably great and it brings back so many positive memories and feelings for me from high school, I can’t even begin to describe how great this song is and how great it makes me feel. The piano playing is phenomenal too, the lyrics are deep, and moving. “Good for Me” comes next, and another slower but yet, great song, I can’t get over how amazing how this album has been. That song was pretty great itself. “Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight” comes next, and it’s a bit more fast paced and upbeat, it’s still a good song, not really my song choice, but it’s good. I like it. “Fire Lake” comes next, and it’s a great one, Seger just has a way with his songs that not many artists do, it’s really good, and all of his music is fantastic. The album closes with the track “Shinin’ Brightly” and it’s a great way to end the album, the song just has so much great musicianship and everything about this album has been fantastic. So great!

Interesting Facts:
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Track Listing:
A1 – Horizontal Bop
A2 – You’ll Accomp’ny Me
A3 – Her Strut
A4 – No Man’s Land
A5 – Long Twin Silver Line

B1 – Against the Wind
B2 – Good for Me
B3 – Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight
B4 – Fire Lake
B5 – Shinin’ Brightly

Label:
Capitol Records

Catalog Number:
S00-12041

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Backing Band – The Silver Bullet Band
Backing Vocals – Ginger Blake, Laura Creamer & Linda Dillard
Bass – Chris Campbell
Bass Guitar – David Hood
Drums & Percussion – David Teegarden & Roger Hawkins
Guitar – Jimmy Johnson, Bob Seger & Drew Abbott
Lead Guitar – Drew Abbott & Pete Carr
Lead Vocals – Bob Seger
Mastered by Wally Traugott
Organ – Randy McCormick
Painting – Jim Warren
Photography by Tom Bert
Piano – Barry Beckett & Paul Harris
Producer – Bob Seger
Producer & Backing Band – Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Saxophone – Alto Reed

Other Albums I Own by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band:
Night Moves
Nine Tonight
Stranger in Town

Released:
1980

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