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The legendary Bob Seger’s releases his 18th studio album, recorded in Nashville and Detroit, I Knew You When.
The new set features Seger‘s tribute to Lou Reed, a rockin’ cover of Reed’s “Busload of Faith”. Seger also includes tributes to his friend Glenn Frey, in the heartfelt self-penned “Glenn Song”, and to Leonard Cohen with a timely cover of Cohen’s “Democracy”. Seger dedicates the album to the memory of Glenn Frey.

I Knew You When also features the reflective title track, uptempo rockers “The Highway”, “Runaway Train”, and “Blue Ridge”, an ode to the history and beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, and the passionate guitar driven ballad, “I’ll Remember You”.

 

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Next month Bob Seger releases a new album  “I Knew You When” is scheduled to arrive November 17th in stores, the veteran rocker has revealed some of the details surrounding the set.

It marks Seger’s 18th studio release — and arrives on the 49th year of his long-standing association with Capitol Records, making him the longest-tenured solo artist in the label’s history. According to the press release announcing the milestone, Seger’s discography now includes 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum sales awards, as well as a diamond certification for selling 10 million copies of his Greatest Hits LP. I Knew You When which follows the 2014 release of Seger’s most recent collection of new material,

“I Knew You When” collects a blend of covers and originals, as well as material that was earlier part of the trove of recordings Seger assembled for Ride Out. The sessions clearly found him in a reflective state of mind with respect to the spate of classic rockers we’ve lost over the last several years; the record’s first single, “Busload of Faith,” is a Lou Reed cover, and a tribute to Seger’s longtime friend Glenn Frey closes out the deluxe edition of the LP — which is dedicated to the Eagles co-founder’s memory.

The new album ‘I Knew You When’ due out November 17th featuring “Busload of Faith”:

Bob Seger had released eight albums and had been on the road for nearly a solid decade when he played Detroit’s Cobo Hall on September 4th, 1974 — but he was still largely unknown outside of the Midwest.

‘Live’ Bullet is a live album recorded at the Cobo Hall , released in April 1976, during the heyday of that arena’s time as an important rock concert venue. For Detroit fans, however, the entire Live’ Bullet recording captured a Detroit artist at the height of his energy and creativity, in front of a highly appreciative hometown crowd. ‘Live’ Bullet also captured the wild and free spirit of rock concerts in the seventies, and has great historic value in that regard. Rolling Stone Critic Dave Marsh called it “one of the best live albums ever made.

The main problem was that he simply couldn’t capture the magic of his stage show on in a studio, which is likely why Live Bullet made such a huge impact. His cover of Ike & Tina’s “Nutbush City Limits” got a ton of national airplay, and suddenly Live Bullet was selling like crazy. It was also fueled by “Turn The Page,” a 1973 track about the rigors of touring life that has been a mainstay of classic rock radio for the past 40 years. “We were doing, like, 250 to 300 shows a year before Live Bullet,” Seger said in 2013. “We were playing virtually five nights a week, sometimes six, as the Silver Bullet Band and we just had that show down.”

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It’s pretty stunning to think just how long Bob Seger’s has been around,”When Bob Seger  played live in Atlanta earlier this month.supporting the new album “Ride Out” and reflecting on the sizable arsenal of hits at his disposal songs like “Night Moves.” “Old Time Rock ‘N’ Roll.” “Mainstreet.” “Hollywood Nights.” “Like a Rock.”

The collection of standout material grew late last year with his most recent album,“Ride Out”. Out on the road with The Silver Bullet Band for the “Ride Out” tour,  Bob Seger has now released a video for “California Stars,” a cover of the Woody Guthrie song originally recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco on Mermaid Avenue.

The video captures some of the spirit of the “Ride Out” tour and the live energy of a Seger show, featuring footage from the road. Remaining dates for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s Ride Out tour can be found on Seger’s website.