Stranger in Town (album)
|Stranger in Town|
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 5, 1978|
|Studio||Criteria Sound Studios, Miami, Florida; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama; Cherokee Studios, Capitol Records Studios, Sound Suite Studios, Detroit, Michigan|
|Genre||Heartland rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Bob Seger, Punch Andrews, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section|
|Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band chronology|
|Singles from Stranger in Town|
|The Village Voice||B–|
Stranger in Town is the tenth studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his second with the Silver Bullet Band, released by Capitol Records in May 1978 (see 1978 in music). Like its predecessor, the Silver Bullet Band backed Seger on about half of the songs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section backed Seger on the other half.
The album became an instant success in the United States, being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America less than a month after the album's release, and, like its predecessor Night Moves, it would later go 6× Platinum. It was also his first album to chart in the UK, where limited editions were released on silver vinyl and in picture disc format as well as standard black vinyl.
- Side one, track 3 written by George Jackson and Thomas Earl Jones III
- Side two, track 1 written by Frankie Miller
- All other tracks written by Bob Seger
|2.||"Still the Same"||3:18|
|3.||"Old Time Rock and Roll"||3:14|
|4.||"Till It Shines"||3:50|
|5.||"Feel Like a Number"||3:42|
|1.||"Ain't Got No Money"||4:11|
|2.||"We've Got Tonight"||4:38|
|4.||"The Famous Final Scene"||5:09|
Notes The Silver Bullet Band plays on side one tracks 1, 2, & 5 and on side two track 3
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section plays on side one tracks 3 & 4 and on side two tracks 1, 2, & 4
The Silver Bullet Band
- Bob Seger – guitar, vocals
- Drew Abbott – guitar
- Robyn Robbins – keyboards
- Alto Reed – tenor saxophone and alto saxophone
- Chris Campbell – bass
- David Teegarden – percussion, drums
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
- Barry Beckett – keyboards
- Pete Carr – guitar
- Jimmy Johnson – guitar
- David Hood – bass
- Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
- Glenn Frey – guitar solo on "Till It Shines"
- Don Felder – guitar solo on "Ain't Got No Money"
- Bill Payne – organ, piano, on "Hollywood Nights"
- Doug Riley – piano on "Feel Like a Number" and "Brave Strangers"
- "We've Got Tonight" and "Still the Same"
- Venetta Fields – vocals, background vocals
- Clydie King – vocals, background vocals
- Sherlie Matthews – vocals, background vocals
- "Hollywood Nights"
- Julia Waters – background vocals
- Luther Waters – vocals, background vocals
- Maxine Waters – background vocals
- Oren Waters – vocals, background vocals
- "Still the Same" and "Brave Strangers"
- Brandye – vocals, background vocals
- "Old Time Rock"
- James Lavell Easley – background vocals
- Stanley Carter – background vocals
- George Jackson – vocals, background vocals
- Jim Ed Norman – strings arranged and conducted by
- Producers: Punch Andrews, Bob Seger
- Engineers: John Arrias, Mark Calice, David Cole, Hugh Davies, Gregg Hamm, Steve Melton, George Tutko
- Mixing: Punch Andrews, John Arrias, Bob Seger
- Mastering: Wally Traugott
- Remastering: Punch Andrews, 1999
- Remastering: Robert Vosgien
- String arrangements: Jim Ed Norman
- Art direction: Roy Kohara
- Design: Ken Anderson
- Photography: Terrence Bert, Bob Siedemann
|French Top Albums||14|
|German Albums Chart||28|
|Swedish Top 60 Albums||45|
|UK Albums Chart||31|
|US Billboard 200||4|
|New Zealand Top 40 Albums||4|
|1978||"Still The Same"||Billboard Hot 100||4|
|1978||"Hollywood Nights"||Billboard Hot 100||12|
|1978||"We've Got Tonight"||Billboard Hot 100||13|
|1979||"Old Time Rock and Roll"||Billboard Hot 100||28|
|Canada (Music Canada)||4× Platinum||400,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||6× Platinum||6,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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