Beautiful Loser

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For the 2008 film, see Beautiful Loser (film).
Beautiful Loser
Studio album by Bob Seger
Released April 1975
Recorded 1975 (?)
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama
Genre Rock
Length 33:01
Label Capitol
Producer Punch Andrews, Barry Beckett, Pete Carr, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Bob Seger
Bob Seger chronology
Beautiful Loser
Live Bullet
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Beautiful Loser is the eighth album by American rock singer/songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). This album marked Seger's return to Capitol Records after a four-year split. His previous record with Capitol was Brand New Morning in 1971.

The album relied mostly on session musicians from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, but the Silver Bullet Band members were used separately on some songs and together on "Nutbush City Limits," a cover song of the hit by Ike & Tina Turner.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Seger, except where noted. 

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beautiful Loser"     3:29
2. "Black Night"     3:24
3. "Katmandu"     6:09
4. "Jody Girl"     3:41
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Travelin' Man"     2:41
2. "Momma"     3:22
3. "Nutbush City Limits"   Tina Turner 3:57
4. "Sailing Nights"     3:18
5. "Fine Memory"     2:56

The liner notes credit "Nutbush City Limits" to the Silver Bullet Band, while the album as a whole is credited to only Bob Seger.



  • Producers: Punch Andrews, Barry Beckett, Pete Carr, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Bob Seger
  • Engineers: Jim Bruzzese, Jerry Masters, Steve Melton, Greg Miller, Greg Smith
  • Mixing: Punch Andrews, Bob Seger
  • Mastering: Wally Traugott
  • Art direction: Roy Kohara
  • Photography: Tom Bert


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 131

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Katmandu" Billboard Hot 100 43
1975 "Beautiful Loser" Billboard Hot 100 103
1976 "Nutbush City Limits" Billboard Hot 100 69


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger: Beautiful Loser > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.