is the ninth Night Moves studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger, and his first with the Silver Bullet Band. It was released in October 1976 (see 1976 in music). Although the front cover only credits backing by the Silver Bullet Band, four of the nine songs on the album feature backing by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. [2 ]
The album was well received by critics and gave Bob Seger nation-wide success. Three
singles were released from the album, with two of them making the top 40 on the . The album became Seger's second to become certified gold by the Billboard Hot 100 Recording Industry Association of America and was his first to be certified platinum by the same association. It later achieved a certification of [6 ] sextuple platinum.
Reception [ edit ]
Popular music critic
Robert Christgau feels that the riffs on Night Moves are classic rock and roll riffs, like those performed by Chuck Berry or the Rolling Stones, and feels that the album is about rock and roll for those who are no longer in their teens, like the song "Rock and Roll Never Forgets". The [4 ] review of the album by Kit Rachlis stated that the album is one of the best to come out of 1976-77, that Seger sounds like Rolling Stone Rod Stewart and writes lyrics like Bruce Springsteen, and that album is classic rock and roll. The only problem that Rachlis had with the album was the production not being strong enough. A later review of the album by [5 ] Stephen Thomas Erlewine for Allmusic says that the album was very similar to , but Beautiful Loser Night Moves is harder than Beautiful Loser. Erlewine also feels that the album has a wide range of styles and has not lost any of its influence years later. [3 ]
Popular Culture [ edit ]
Night Moves along with Hollywood Nights is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V on the fictional radio station Los Santos Rock Radio.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by
Bob Seger, except where noted.
"Rock and Roll Never Forgets"
Night Moves" 5:25
"The Fire Down Below"
Tracks 1, 3, 4 and 9 were recorded by the Silver Bullet Band in
Detroit. [2 ]
Track 2 was recorded in
Toronto. [2 ]
Tracks 5 – 8 were recorded by the
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama. [2 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Musicians [ edit ]
The Silver Bullet Band
Drew Abbott – guitar, background vocals on "Mary Lou"
Robyn Robbins – piano, organ, except on "Night Moves"
Alto Reed – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute Chris Campbell –
bass, background vocals on "Mary Lou" Charlie Allen Martin –
drums, tambourine, maracas, background vocals on "Mary Lou"
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Pete Carr – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Jimmy Johnson – rhythm guitar
Barry Beckett – piano, organ, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, melodica
David Hood – bass
Roger Hawkins – drums, tambourine, maracas, congas, tympani drums
Drew Abbott – guitar on "Ship of Fools"
Jerry Luck –
accordion on "Ship of Fools" Joe Miquelon – guitar on "Night Moves"
Doug Riley – piano, organ on "Night Moves" Sharon Lee Williams – backing vocals on "Night Moves"
Rhonda Silver – backing vocals on "Night Moves"
Laurel Ward – backing vocals on "Night Moves"
Production [ edit ]
Producers: Punch Andrews, Muscle Shoals Horns, Jack Richardson, Bob Seger
Engineers: Jim Bruzzese, Brian Christian, Jerry Masters, Steve Melton, Greg Miller
Mixing: Jim Bruzzese
Mastering: Wally Traugott
Photography: Tom Bert
Singles - Billboard (North America)
"Rock and Roll Never Forgets"
References [ edit ]
^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2010). "Night Moves - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band > Overview". . Rovi Corporation Allmusic Guide . Retrieved . October 25, 2010
^ a b c d e f g h i Night Moves (CD Liner). Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. U.S.A.: Capitol. 1999, 1986. p. 2. 72435-24034-2-4.
^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: at Night Moves > Review AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Consumer Guide Reviews" (PHP). robertchristgau.com . Retrieved . July 5, 2011
^ a b Rachlis, Kit (January 13, 1977). "Bob Seger - Night Moves". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008.
^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database" (PHP). . Recording Industry Association of America
^ "Night Moves - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band > Credits". . Rovi Corporation Allmusic . Retrieved . November 9, 2010
^ "Bob Seger: Charts & Awards – . Billboard Albums" . Allmusic United States: Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . July 5, 2011
^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca . Retrieved . 2011-11-10
^ "Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – (ASP). Night Moves (Album)" . Hung Medien New Zealand Charts . Retrieved . July 5, 2011