Night Moves Original recording remastered
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After forming his Silver Bullet Band and touring relentlessly, Bob went Top 40 with a live LP before going Top 10 with this 1976 smash. From the album opener Rock and Roll Never Forgets to the two other hits here, the irresistible Night Moves and the bittersweet Mainstreet , this remains a certified classic of heartland rock!
After more than 10 years working the Midwest club circuit, Detroit's Bob Seger hit mainstream American paydirt with this distillation of working-class values and juke-joint rock & roll. His regional success had been brewing throughout the mid-'70s, but after Bruce Springsteen connected with Born to Run (copping Seger's traditional rock values, to say nothing of his husky tone), it was only a matter of time before Seger found his ticket. Seger scores here with the nostalgic title track, the somber ballad "Mainstreet," the over-tanked rocker "Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets," and the raunch standard "The Fire Down Below." --Rob O'Connor
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Most of Seger's records suffer from a lack of consistency, and many of his songs simply sound too much alike. But "Night Moves" features some of the best and most original songwriting of Seger's career, and the most varied moods as well.
It's not a perfect record, nor a particularly original one, but it's a good, solid rock album, alternating between up-tempo songs like "The Fire Down Below" and the excellent, fiery rocker "Rock And Roll Never Forgets", mid-tempo grooves like "Sunspot Baby" and "Mary Lou", and ballads like "Ship Of Fools", "Mainstreet" and the title track.
Most of these songs can be found on Seger's two excellent live offerings, and those two remain the best way to get acquainted with his music, collecting virtually every highlight from his 70s and early 80s albums.
But if you want to dig a little deeper, "Night Moves" is a good buy. One of Bob Seger's best studio albums for sure.
3 3/4 stars.
Like many others, I can't rave enough about the title track, a slow gem that just oozes memories of youth. "Rock And Roll Never Forgets" is the ultimate classic rocker, and it couldn't be more appropriate considering how unforgetable this album is. "The Fire Down Below" is kind of a "raunch rocker" that Bob would get away from later on in his career. "Mainstreet" is another wistful song full of obvious memories for the man from Detroit.
I can't say enough about "Sunspot Baby", the ultimate classic rocking breakup song. "She packed up her bags and took off down the road; she left me here stranded with the bills she owed" is roughly how the song begins. A breakup song with attitude is the way I can best describe this--an absolute treat and favorite.
All in all, this is a legendary album from beginning to end. After all these years, I still can't say enough about it. An absolute must for those who long for the classic rock of the seventies.
The album slows down dramatically on what would be side two if LPs still existed, however. Seger starts and finishes with two "she done me wrong" songs -- "Sunspot Baby" and "Mary Lou," in which his woman not only leaves him, but takes his car, jewelry, credit cards, etc. And I'm not sure what he was thinking with "Ship of Fools," a heavy-handed excursion into boating disaster songs. (Maybe Gordon Lightfoot decided he could release "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" based on this tune.) The very fine "Mainstreet" is lost is this mediocre grouping.
Still worth purchasing, just be prepared to program your CD player a bit.
Most recent customer reviews
When I bought this I wasn't sure if it was just a Reissue or a Remaster. It is a Remaster from the Original Tapes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by The Seeker
This album is simply a killer. Bob Seger in those days was playing raw, essential rock and roll at its best. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Dave Stout
I love this cd! Not as good as Stranger In Town! Even though there is only a nine track track list the tracks on this cd kick ass! Fire Down Below is my favorite song on this cd! Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2004 by A. Bouchard
NIGHT MOVES and LIVE BULLET are in a tie for Bob Seger's best album. NIGHT MOVES is a masterpiece that repays repeated listens with new insight each time. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2003
"Night Moves" is Bob Seger's breakthrough album. Released in 1976, and featuring the massive hit single of the same name, it was the record that lifted this long time... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2001 by Brian D. Rubendall