The Fire Inside

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The Fire Inside
Studio album by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Released August 27, 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Rock
Length 52:24
Label Capitol
Producer Punch Andrews,
Barry Beckett,
Bob Seger,
Don Was
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band chronology
Like a Rock
The Fire Inside
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

The Fire Inside is the 14th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1991. It reached the Top 10 of Billboard's album chart and was certified Platinum.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Take a Chance"     3:41
2. "The Real Love"     4:40
3. "Sightseeing"     3:39
4. "Real at the Time"     3:53
5. "Always in My Heart"     4:14
6. "The Fire Inside"     5:56
7. "New Coat of Paint"   Tom Waits 3:26
8. "Which Way"     3:57
9. "The Mountain"     6:45
10. "The Long Way Home"     4:24
11. "Blind Love"   Waits 4:23
12. "She Can't Do Anything Wrong"   Bill Davis, Walt Richmond 3:38



  • Producers: Punch Andrews, Barry Beckett, Bob Seger, Don Was
  • Engineers: Allen Abrahamson, Bryant Arnett, Craig Brock, Ed Cherney, Denis Forbes, Ed Goodreau, John Kunz, Michael Mason, Justin Niebank, Thom Panunzio, Gerard Smerek, Randy Wine
  • Assistant engineers: Tom Banghart, Dan Bosworth, Buzz Burrowes, Jim DeMain, John Hurley, Marnie Riley, Don Smith, Brett Swain, Don Was
  • Mixing: Punch Andrews, Ed Cherney, David N. Cole, Bob Seger
  • Photography: John Abeyla


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 7

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Take a Chance" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
1991 "The Fire Inside" Adult Contemporary 45
1991 "The Fire Inside" Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
1991 "The Real Love" Adult Contemporary 4
1991 "The Real Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1991 "The Real Love" The Billboard Hot 100 24