Nine Tonight

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Nine Tonight
Bob Seger - Nine Tonight.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 5, 1981
RecordedCobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan–June 1980 and Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts–October 1980 Recorded by David Hewitt on the Record Plant NY Black Truck
GenreRock
Length67:21 (CD)
80:00 (Original vinyl)
LabelCapitol
ProducerPunch Andrews, Bob Seger
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band chronology
Against the Wind
(1980)
Nine Tonight
(1981)
The Distance
(1982)
Singles from Nine Tonight
  1. "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You"
    Released: August 1981
  2. "Feel Like a Number"
    Released: December 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [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 released as a single and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. 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 Seger's 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bob Seger, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nine Tonight" 5:23
2."Tryin' to Live My Life Without You"Eugene Williams4:00
3."You'll Accomp'ny Me" 4:13
4."Hollywood Nights" 4:49
5."Old Time Rock & Roll"George Jackson, Thomas Earl Jones III5:12
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 Berry5:58
17."Brave Strangers" 6:48

Track times based upon 2011 remaster.

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

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

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

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

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 21 June 1980: 13

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

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

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

Personnel[edit]

  • Bob Seger - acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, vocals
  • Drew Abbott - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Colleen Beaton - vocals
  • Chris Campbell - bass, background vocals
  • Craig Frost - organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet
  • Kathy Lamb - vocals
  • Pamela Moore - vocals
  • Shaun Murphy - percussion, vocals, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Alto Reed - organ, flute, horn, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • David Teegarden - drums, background vocals
  • June Tilton - vocals

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single Chart Position
"Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" (Live) Canada (RPM)
11
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
"Feel Like a Number" (Live) Canada (RPM) 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
"Hollywood Nights" (Live) UK Singles Chart 49
"We've Got Tonight" (Live) UK Singles Chart 60

Certifications[edit]

  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Nine Tonight > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Nine Tonight" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Nine Tonight". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Bob Seger | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bob Seger Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2021.