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September 8, 2016

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Nine Tonight (1981) – 2Lp

by Record Facts

Robert Clark “Bob” Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the “System” from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians.

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Artist:  Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Title:  Nine Tonight
Year:  1981
Format:  2LP
Label:  Capitol Records
Catalog#  400046

Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981. The album was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in June 1980 and at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1980. With the exception of three tracks – “Nine Tonight”, “Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You” and “Let It Rock” – the album is composed entirely of songs drawn from Seger’s three previous studio albums. Only “Let It Rock” was repeated from the previous live album Live Bullet.
Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You” came in as a single, (45 RPM record), was a U.S. top 5 pop hit, peaking at #5. The album’s title track was originally recorded for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack album.

This was Bob’s second live album, and as is the case with most sequels, this one isn’t quite as good as the first one.
After that, the album served as a sort of “Greatest Hits” at that time. For the most part though, I prefer the studio versions. The notable exception here is “Old Time Rock And Roll,” which puts the much over-played studio version to shame. Featuring a :45 second rockin’ guitar intro, as opposed to the short piano intro on the studio version, THIS is how the tune SHOULD sound!

 

Side one
1.   Nine Tonight   (5:14)
2.   Tryin’ To Live My Life Without You   (4:03)
3.   You’ll Accomp’ny Me   (4:12)
4.   Hollywood Nights   (4:49)

Side two
1.   Old Time Rock & Roll   (5:17)
2.   Mainstreet   (4:12)
3.   Against the Wind   (5:27)
4.   The Fire Down Below   (4:47)

Side three
1.   Her Strut   (3:57)
2.   Feel Like a Number   (4:10)
3.   Fire Lake   (3:51)
4.   Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight   (2:59)
5.   We’ve Got Tonight   (4:55)

Side four
1.   Night Moves   (5:44)
2.   Rock and Roll Never Forgets   (3:35)
3.   Let It Rock   (10:36)

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