Bob Seger New Studio Album Out Nov. 17

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The standard edition of I Knew You When

Capitol Records has announced that Bob Seger will release his 18th studio album, I Knew You When, on Nov. 17. The album, recorded in Nashville and Detroit, is available for pre-order.

The new set features a cover of Lou Reed’s “Busload of Faith,” which fans can stream on select services and download now with their digital preorder. Seger also includes tributes to his friend Glenn Frey of the Eagles, the self-penned “Glenn Song” (released earlier this year) and to Leonard Cohen with a cover of Cohen’s “Democracy.” Seger dedicates the album to the memory of Frey.

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

Related: Seger recently suspended his current tour “for medical reasons” 

I Knew You When is Seger’s first new studio album since his 2014 release Ride Out, which was his highest charting debut, entering Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums at #3 and Billboard’s Rock Albums chart at #1. The standard version of the album (10 songs) will be available on 130 gram vinyl and CD. The deluxe version of the album (13 songs) will be available on CD and digital download.

The deluxe edition of I Knew You When

For a limited time, fans can pick up the album as part of specially priced premium bundles available exclusively on

With the new album Seger and Capitol mark their 49th year, extending Seger’s record as the longest tenured solo artist in the label’s history. Seger has been inducted in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored with Billboard’s “Legend of Live” award at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards in 2015 for his significant and lasting impact on the touring industry.

Seger has earned 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including his studio albums Beautiful Loser, Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Like A Rock, The Distance, The Fire Inside, Face The Promise and his double live albums Live Bullet and Nine Tonight. Earlier this year, Seger’s Greatest Hits album was certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units sold in the U.S.

I Knew You When was self-produced by Seger.

Listen to “Busload of Faith” from the album


I Knew You When Track Listing
Gracile (2:48)
Busload of Faith (4:32)
The Highway (3:38)
I Knew You When (3:53)
I’ll Remember You (3:48)
The Sea Inside (4:14)
Marie (3:26)
Runaway Train (4:10)
Something More (3:47)
Democracy (6:32)
Forward Into The Past (4:12) (Deluxe Album only)
Blue Ridge (3:50) (Deluxe Album only)
Glenn Song (2:49) (Deluxe Album only)

Watch the video for “Glenn Song,” Seger’s tribute to Glenn Frey

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