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Against the Wind Original recording remastered
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|5. Long Twin Silver Line|
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A new, 24-bit remastered version of Bob's 1980 quadruple-platinum album!
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Sure, the rockers ("Her Strut", "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight", "The Horizontal Bop" and the ringing "Long Twin Silver Line") chug and grind with real authority, and there's a couple of decent ballads (the title track and "You'll Accomp'ny Me"), but too many of the remaining tracks are amazingly vapid for the high-profile release this album was in 1980.
There was obviously plenty of fuel left in the tank, as the 'Against The Wind' tour and 1982's 'The Distance' showed, but in short, the entire album has the feel of 'Night Moves', part three.
The good news is that Robert Vosgien's remastering animates an already well-produced record.
But given Seger's and the Silver Bullet Band's performing prowess around this time, a couple of hot live recordings or illuminating studio outtakes would have helped to liven-up this reissue.
P.S. 'Against The Wind' was also burdened by some of the most god-awful cover art ever seen--it reminds me of those treacley, gooey greeting cards that, despite the intimate and caring prose, come off as utterly insincere. Ironic for an album 'Rolling Stone' accused Seger of "phoning in".
"Against The Wind" is the last of his "classic" albums. Originally issued in 1980, it features one of Seger's very best ballads, the simple but superbly melodic "You'll Accomp'ny Me", as well as the slow rock of "Fire Lake", the title track (another ballad), and a couple of grinding rockers, most notably "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight" and "Her Strut". And then there's all the filler...bland, formulaic numbers like "Long Twin Silver Line" and "The Horizontal Bop" (honestly!).
So, as is the case with most Bob Seger albums, this one is mostly for hardcore fans. There's a lot of good music here, but all of it is available on Seger's two "Greatest Hits" albums, and the best of the best is on the superb 1981 live album "Nine Tonight" as well.
For a while, Seger towered over everyone in rock music, including Bruce Springsteen, but less product, albums and tours, allowed Seger's star to fade leading to an almost has-been perception by the early 1990s.
This album is a brilliant showcase of Seger's talent and a sad reminder of what could have been, if not for missed opporunities.
It is one of the strongest records ever made. There are no "bad" songs and several classic hits. In many ways, it is Seger's third Greatest Hits album.
I'll just take it as an earlier review means that they have only seen the album cover on a small CD, on the LP, the horses look quite magestic.
Most recent customer reviews
I remember having this cover on a cassette that's why I ordered it. Some songs I remembered/liked. Those I don't care for I will skipPublished on July 24 2013 by susan Johnson
There are many must have's on this CD. It came out before my time, but I discovered Seger as a teen and I'm so glad that I did. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Grozarks
Bob Seger is really only listened to by middle-aged parents of the "Dazed and Confused" generation, but there's one song I do love. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Jake
This is perhaps the only cd that I have ever bought that was worth the money. I dished out the cash, primarily for "Her Strut," and over a year later, it still sits in my... Read morePublished on April 23 2004
and it smells rank. Just make sure you're not standing upwind when you pitch this sticky mess of a boomerang cd. 'Good for me' says Bob...not so good for the rest of us however. Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by afl