Night Moves

Night Moves

by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet BandBob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band


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Bob Seger recorded the bulk of Night Moves before Live Bullet brought him his first genuine success, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's similar in spirit to the introspective Beautiful Loser, even if it rocks harder and longer. Throughout much of the album, he's coming to grips with being on the other side of 30 and still rocking. He floats back in time, turning in high-school memories, remembering when wandering down "Mainstreet" was the highlight of an evening, covering a rockabilly favorite in "Mary Lou." Stylistically, there's not much change since Beautiful Loser, but the difference is that Seger and his Silver Bullet Band -- who turn in their first studio album here -- sound intense and ferocious, and the songs are subtly varied. Yes, this is all hard rock, but the acoustic ballads reveal the influence of Dylan and Van Morrison, filtered through a Midwestern sensibility, and the rockers reveal more of Seger's personality than ever. Seger may have been this consistent before (on Seven, for example), but the mood had never been as successfully varied, nor had his songwriting been as consistent, intimate, and personal. Thankfully, this was delivered to a mass audience eager for Seger, and it not only became a hit, but one of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/1999
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724352403424
catalogNumber: 24034
Rank: 12111

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band   Primary Artist
Pete Carr   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader
Doug Riley   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Drew Abbott   Guitar,Background Vocals
Barry Beckett   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Mellophonium,Clavinet,Melodica,ARP
Chris Campbell   Bass,Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Trombone,Conga,Drums,Maracas,Marimbas,Tambourine,Timpani,Snare Drums
David Hood   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Rhythm Guitar,Horn
Jerry Luck   Accordion
Joe Miquelon   Guitar
Alto Reed   Flute,Horn,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Robin Robbins   Organ,Alto,Flute,Piano,Reeds,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Seger   Guitar,Vocals
Rhonda Silver   Background Vocals
Laurel Ward   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sharon Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Allen Martin   Trombone,Drums,Maracas,Marimbas,Tambourine,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Mitchell   Composer
Muscle Shoals Horns   Producer
Jim Bruzzese   Engineer
Brian Christian   Engineer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Jack Richardson   Producer
Bob Seger   Composer,Producer
Young Jessie   Composer
Punch Andrews   Producer
Earl Randle   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer

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Night Moves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KEVSTER More than 1 year ago
Good disc. "night moves" & "main street" are the best songs here. .... not as good as "against the wind" disc.
Guest More than 1 year ago
night moves catapults seger from cult figure to maimstream mega star over the next 5 years every thing he touched turned to gold and it was long overdue ,and he deserved it from the opening track rock and roll never forgets,he means buisness full of high energy rockers and great ballads, mainstreet and nightmoves this is segers best album and anyone interest in great music should burn there green day cds after listening to this