Nine Tonight

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Nine Tonight
Bob Seger - Nine Tonight.jpg
Live album by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Released September 1981 (1981-09)
Recorded Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan–June 1980 and Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts–October 1980
Genre Rock
Length 67:21 (CD)
80:00 (Original vinyl)
Label Capitol
Producer Punch Andrews, Bob Seger
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band chronology
Against the Wind
(1980)
Nine Tonight
(1981)
The Distance
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). The album was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in June 1980 and at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1980. With the exception of three tracks - "Nine Tonight", "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" and "Let It Rock" - the album is composed entirely of songs drawn from Seger's three previous studio albums. Only "Let It Rock" was repeated from the previous live album Live Bullet. "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" was a U.S. top 5 pop hit, peaking at #5. The album's title track was originally recorded for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack album.

The 2011 remastered album has a bonus track called "Brave Strangers", which was originally released on his 1978 album Stranger in Town. This live version was originally released as the B-side of the "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" live single. On release of the 2011 remastered version, fans were disappointed that it did not restore the full 10:30 version of "Let It Rock".


Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Seger, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nine Tonight"   5:23
2. "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" Eugene Williams 4:00
3. "You'll Accomp'ny Me"   4:13
4. "Hollywood Nights"   4:49
5. "Old Time Rock & Roll" George Jackson, Thomas Earl Jones III 5:12
6. "Mainstreet"   4:04
7. "Against the Wind"   5:35
8. "The Fire Down Below"   4:47
9. "Her Strut"   3:51
10. "Feel Like a Number"   4:10
11. "Fire Lake"   3:52
12. "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"   2:59
13. "We've Got Tonight"   4:55
14. "Night Moves"   5:44
15. "Rock and Roll Never Forgets"   3:36
16. "Let It Rock" (edited for CD - original LP version was 10:30.) Chuck Berry 5:58
17. "Brave Strangers"   6:48

Track times based upon 2011 remaster.

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 15 Jun 1980: 8 & 17

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 16 Jun 1980: 4 & 12

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 19 Jun 1980: 7 & 10

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 20 Jun 1980: 11 & 14

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 21 Jun 1980: 13

Tracks recorded in Boston on 5 Oct 1980: 5 & 9

Tracks recorded in Boston on 6 Oct 1980: 1 & 2

Tracks recorded in Boston on 7 Oct 1980: 3, 6, 15 & 16

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 3
1986 The Billboard 200 130

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1981 "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" Mainstream Rock 2
1981 "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" Pop Singles 5
1981 "Feel Like a Number" Pop Singles 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Nine Tonight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.