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Against the Wind Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (July 1 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • ASIN: B00009QGDD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
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1. Horizontal Bop
2. Accompany Me
3. Her Strut
4. No Man's Land
5. Long Twin Silver Line
6. Against The Wind
7. Good For Me
8. Betty Lou
9. Fire Lake
10. Shinin' Brightly

Product Description

A new, 24-bit remastered version of Bob's 1980 quadruple-platinum album!


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Format: Audio CD
1980's 'Against The Wind' has Bob Seger, by now a fifteen-year veteran of the music business, pretty much on automatic pilot and relying on formula.
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".
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Typical in the sense that Bob Seger's albums almost always include a number of excellent songs and a handful of forgettable ones as well.
"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.
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Format: Audio CD
Between NIGHT MOVES,STRANGER IN TOWN and this album,I think this one is the very best! An outtake from this album entitled NINE TONIGHT was left off in favor of the Urban Cowboy movie soundtrack. This album was promoted while recording the live NINE TONIGHT album in 1980,the same year this album was released. The title track and YOU'LL ACCOMP'NY ME(this is the actual spelling) appear on 1994's GREATEST HITS. Live versions of those songs,also of HER STRUT,FIRE LAKE and BETTY LOU'S GETTIN' OUT TONIGHT are on NINE TONIGHT. Guest artists on this album include Glenn Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles. Frey sings beckground vocals with Seger on the title track. Henley sings background vocals on FIRE LAKE. Seger would not release another studio album until THE DISTANCE in late 1982.
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Format: Audio CD
This album was the high water mark of Seger's career, though many of us didn't realize it. "Against The Wind" was the third of a four album run that permanently established Seger as major force in rock music.
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.
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Format: Audio CD
I do not have the CD of Agianst The Wind yet, but I do have the LP from 1980, so to stand the test of 25 years and three moves, that's pretty good. The album features classic Seger Detroit rock n' roll, a couple ballads and more. (More meaning I don't know what to classify Fire Lake, maybe Country ballad??). Any who, I would say if you're a Bob Seger fan, or wanting to try something new, I gaurentee you won't feel as if you blew $15.
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.
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This album was always my favourite Seger album. Includes hits such as 'Against The Wind', 'Fire Lake' and another that should have been a huge hit "Betty Lou's Gettin Out Tonight'. For some unknown reason, 'Fire Lake' wasn't included in his greatest hits collection. Great sax on several selections and vocal backups by the likes of Don Henley and Glen Frey. This remastered version has none of the flat sound of the origional nor are the highs ultra sharp. Great remastering job on a really wonderful disc.
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The song 'Against The Wind' is my second favorite song of all time, sometimes my very favorite, in my more reflective moments. Almost all of Bob's stuff is great, but this one speaks for me much more than anything else he's done. 'Fire Lake' is also incredible, as is 'You'll Accomp'ny Me'. My mother got me into Seger when I was very young, she'd be playing it as we'd make out trips into the mountains, etc. Her favorite song of all is on her too: 'No Man's Land'. So it's an album shared by me, my brother and mother, and one I've listened to and loved for literally as long as I can remember. And while subconsiously I think stuff like Stranger In Town has better rockers than this album, things like that, with Against The Wind, it's an emotional favorite as opposed to a logical best, which would be somthing like Night Moves, Stranger In Town, or The Distance. But this one remains close to me. Great memories. Thanks, mom, thanks Bob.
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