Bob Seger: Tour, Reissues, Huge Sales

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Twenty-three years after its release, Bob Seger‘s Greatest Hits has received Diamond certification by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units in the U.S. The announcement was made today (May 30) by Capitol Records/UMe and to celebrate this achievement, the label is reissuing the compilation on vinyl. It arrives this Friday, June 2.

The classic rock legend has also announced a tour with the Silver Bullet Band. Details are here.

Tickets are available here and here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who turned 72 on May 6, is hinting that this might be his final tour, as the announcement of the Detroit show specifically indicates that this 17th appearance at The Palace at Auburn Hills will be “the last time.”

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Greatest Hits will be offered as a 2-LP set in 120-gram and 180-gram black vinyl. (See track listing below.) And for a limited time, it will also be available in a special 150-gram 2-LP set pressed on purple color vinyl, exclusively on the singer’s website.

Seger’s 1969 debut studio album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, will also be issued June 2 in 150-gram black vinyl and, for the first time, in blue colored vinyl on June 9.

Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits 14-track album includes such hits as “Night Moves” (#4), “Still the Same” (#4), “Hollywood Nights” (#12), “Old Time Rock And Roll” (#28), “Against The Wind” (#5), “Mainstreet” (#24), “We’ve Got Tonight” (#13), “Like a Rock” (#12) and a cover of Chuck Berry’s “C’est la Vie.” The release has remained a perennial best seller and was named Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan’s #1 Catalog Album of the Decade 2000-2010. Seger has sold over 50 million albums worldwide.

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The Bob Seger System’s Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man title track was Seger’s first hit record, reaching #17 on the Hot 100. The album’s anti-war anthem, “2+2=?,” was released independently in 1968 as the album’s first single. It became a regional hit in Detroit, Buffalo and Orlando and was picked up by Capitol Records, marking his first major label release.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Tour Dates

Sept 9 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept 23 – Detroit, MI – The Palace at Auburn Hills

Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits Track Listing

Side One
Roll Me Away
Night Moves
Turn the Page

Side Two
Against the Wind
The Fire Inside

Side Three
Hollywood Nights
Still the Same
Old Time Rock and Roll
We’ve Got Tonight

Side Four
You’ll Accompany Me
Like a Rock
C’est La Vie
In Your Time

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  1. Guy Smiley
    #1 Guy Smiley 30 May, 2017, 21:11

    No CD Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man?


    Total bullsh*t.

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    • Billy K.
      Billy K. 31 May, 2017, 06:17

      With four sides of vinyl, there is definitely room for a few more songs. It’s not like Seger does long extended jams.

      One of my fave Seger tunes, “Rosalie” was fRon when he was with Warners. So I can understand contract issues.

      Otherwise, inexcusable to omit ” Ramblin Gamblin” and “Katmandu”

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      • Bluzrider
        Bluzrider 24 June, 2017, 06:55

        I think that you will see a flurry of activity coming from his management on all kinds of reissues and concert footage coming soon, I read an interview with his manager saying they were waiting on the streaming issue to be resolved before coming out with all kinds of recordings to be released. Bob has lot of stuff in the vault, new material, old material, that has not been available before.

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