Against the Wind

Against the Wind

by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Against the Wind

Against the Wind

by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band


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Though there are still some traces of the confessionals that underpinned Beautiful Loser through Stranger in Town, Against the Wind finds Bob Seger turning toward craft. Perhaps he had to, since Against the Wind arrived after three blockbuster albums and never-ending tours. Even so, this record winds up not feeling as immediate or soulful as its predecessors, especially since it begins with a tossed-off rocker called "The Horizontal Bop," possibly his most careless tune since "Noah." It's fun, but once it's done, the record really starts to kick into high gear with "You'll Accomp'ny Me," a ballad the equal of anything on its two predecessors. Throughout Against the Wind, Seger winds up performing better on the ballads than the rockers, which, while good, tend to sound a little formulaic. Still, Seger's formula is good and if "Her Strut" and "Betty Lou's Gettin' out Tonight" would have been second stringers on Stranger in Town, they offer a nice balance here, and the rest of the record alternates between similarly well-constructed rockers and introspective ballads like "Against the Wind" and "Fire Lake." Compared to its predecessors, this does feel a little weak, but compared with its peers, it's a strong, varied heartland rock album that finds Seger at a near peak.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/2003
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0724358431629
catalogNumber: 84316
Rank: 4098


  1. The Horizontal Bop
  2. You'll Accomp'ny 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's Gettin' out Tonight
  9. Fire Lake
  10. Shinin' Brightly

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band   Primary Artist
Dr. John   Keyboards,Piano
Don Henley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Carr   Guitar,Soloist
Doug Riley   Synthesizer
Drew Abbott   Guitar,Soloist
Barry Beckett   Piano,Keyboards
Ginger Blake   Background Vocals
Chris Campbell   Bass
Sam Clayton   Percussion,Vocals
Laura Creamer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Linda Dillard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glenn Frey   Guitar,Background Vocals
Paul Harris   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Soloist
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
David Hood   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Horn
Randy McCormick   Organ,Keyboards
Bill Payne   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Multi Instruments
Alto Reed   Horn,Saxophone,Soloist
Robin Robbins   Keyboards
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bob Seger   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Soloist
David Teegarden   Percussion,Drums
Silver Bullet Band   Band
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   Group
Robyn Robins   Keyboards

Technical Credits

John Arrias   Engineer
Steve Melton   Producer,Engineer
Bob Seger   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer
Jim Warren   Paintings
Punch Andrews   Producer
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   Producer

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