I love Bob Seger, he is, in the UK at least, one of the most underrated singer/song writers. I guess most people would know Old Time Rock and Roll as featured in the film Risky Business, Downtown Train which Rod Stewart had a massive hit with and We’ve Got Tonight.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Glenn Frey, best known as a member of the Eagles, Glenn and Bob have been friends for many, many years.
The title track is pure old school Seger, with a bit of Frey thrown in for good measure, seriously it brings a tear to my eye.
There are a couple of covers on here, Lou Reed’s Busload of Faith and Leonard Cohen’s Democracy, certainly very appropriate in the current political climate.
The album overall is a lot rockier than I expected, but Bob has still got it vocals wise to get the job done so to speak. The track I’m listening to as I write this, Marie, is rather dark, then the next one Runaway Train is back to heavy guitar driven angry sounding vocals.
Something More is back to old school Seger again, soaring vocals, power chords, sax break, love it!
It ends with Glenn Song – enough said.
- Busload of Faith
- The Highway
- I Knew You When
- I’ll Remember You
- The Sea Inside
- Runaway Train
- Something More
- Forward Into The Past
- Blue Ridge
- Glenn Song