Face the Promise

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Face the Promise
Studio album by Bob Seger
Released September 12, 2006
Recorded 2000–2006
Genre Hard rock, heartland rock, country rock
Length 43:05
Label Capitol
Producer Bob Seger ("Real Mean Bottle" co-produced with Kid Rock)
Bob Seger chronology
Greatest Hits 2
Face the Promise
Early Seger Vol. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Jam!3/5 stars[3]

Face the Promise is the sixteenth studio album by American rock musician Bob Seger. The album was originally planned to be released in 2004, was then delayed to 2005, and was officially released on September 12, 2006. It is his first studio album since It's a Mystery in 1995 and is Seger's first album not to be credited to "Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band" since 1975's Beautiful Loser. It took Seger six years of work to finish Face The Promise.[5] The first single, "Wait For Me", premiered in July 2006.

The album has been certified platinum in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Seger except "Real Mean Bottle", written by Vince Gill.

1."Wreck This Heart"3:53
2."Wait for Me"3:42
3."Face the Promise"3:18
4."No Matter Who You Are"3:40
5."Are You"3:35
7."No More"2:58
8."Real Mean Bottle" (with Kid Rock)3:05
9."Won't Stop"3:19
11."The Answer's in the Question" (with Patty Loveless)3:41
12."The Long Goodbye"3:07
13."Red Eye to Memphis" (iTunes Bonus Track)2:57


  • David Angell
  • Zeneba Bowers
  • John Catchings
  • David Davidson
  • Conni Ellisor
  • Carl Gorodetzky
  • Jim Grosjean
  • Craig Nelson
  • Carole Rabinowitz
  • Pamela Sixfin
  • Elisabeth Small
  • Gary Vanosdale
  • Mary Kathryn Vanosdale
  • Matthew Walker


Produced by Bob Seger, except "Real Mean Bottle" produced by Bob Seger and Kid Rock

Recorded by David N. Cole

Mixed by David N. Cole and Bob Seger

Recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville except "Won't Stop" and "The Long Goodbye" recorded at Home Studios, Michigan


Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[6] 50,000
United States Platinum 1,000,000

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2006) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 6
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 2


Year Single Peak positions
US Country US AC
2006 "Wait for Me" 52 16
"Wreck This Heart"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Greatest Hits > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ Endelman, Michael (September 8, 2006). "Face the Promise Review | Music Review and News | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (September 15, 2006). "Face the Promise: Seger Keeps It Simple". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jom (January 5, 2007). "Bob Seger – Face the Promise (Staff Review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for October 2006 Archived April 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved July 25, 2007.