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Against the Wind [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Bob SegerAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 24, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1980
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00009QGDD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Horizontal Bop
2. Accompany Me
3. Her Strut
4. No Man's Land
5. Long Twin Silver Line
6. Against The Wind
7. Good For Me
8. Betty Lou
9. Fire Lake
10. Shinin' Brightly

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A new, 24-bit remastered version of Bob's 1980 quadruple-platinum album!

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty years after the fact January 22, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Seger released this album when I was a junior in high school. I didn't listen to it much then; not enough head-banging for my tastes at the time. Being older and wiser these days, I love this album. "Against the Wind" is I think the second best song Seger has ever written. "Like a Rock" was my favorite but once he sold out to Chevy it's much harder to listen too. "Shinin' Brightly," and "You'll Accomp'ny Me" are also just outstanding. One thing you have to say about Bob Seger: he writes and performs his music honestly and with passion. If you're looking for canned, over-produced music, this awesome album is not for you.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREATEST HITS COLLECTION February 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album was the high water mark of Seger's career, though many of us didn't realize it. "Against The Wind" was the third of a four album run that permanently established Seger as major force in rock music.
For a while, Seger towered over everyone in rock music, including Bruce Springsteen, but less product, albums and tours, allowed Seger's star to fade leading to an almost has-been perception by the early 1990s.
This album is a brilliant showcase of Seger's talent and a sad reminder of what could have been, if not for missed opporunities.
It is one of the strongest records ever made. There are no "bad" songs and several classic hits. In many ways, it is Seger's third Greatest Hits album.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seger Struts July 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band changed their sound a bit for the release of 1980's Against The Wind. While the album included songs like the great "Her Strut", "Horizontal Bop" and "Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight" which are rockers in the classic Seger vein, much of the album takes on a country tone. Having co-written The Eagles' number one hit "Heartache Tonight" which has a country rock flavor, Mr. Seger follows that course on the album. The title track is a lamenting song that has a somber tone while "You'll Accomp'ny Me" is a pretty and longing. The best song on the album is the powerful and foreboding "Fire Lake" which Eagles Don Henley & Glenn Frey return the favor by lending back up vocals. Against The Wind become Mr. Seger's one and only number one album and spent six weeks at the top.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Against The Wind May 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The song 'Against The Wind' is my second favorite song of all time, sometimes my very favorite, in my more reflective moments. Almost all of Bob's stuff is great, but this one speaks for me much more than anything else he's done. 'Fire Lake' is also incredible, as is 'You'll Accomp'ny Me'. My mother got me into Seger when I was very young, she'd be playing it as we'd make out trips into the mountains, etc. Her favorite song of all is on her too: 'No Man's Land'. So it's an album shared by me, my brother and mother, and one I've listened to and loved for literally as long as I can remember. And while subconsiously I think stuff like Stranger In Town has better rockers than this album, things like that, with Against The Wind, it's an emotional favorite as opposed to a logical best, which would be somthing like Night Moves, Stranger In Town, or The Distance. But this one remains close to me. Great memories. Thanks, mom, thanks Bob.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock September 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album was always my favourite Seger album. Includes hits such as 'Against The Wind', 'Fire Lake' and another that should have been a huge hit "Betty Lou's Gettin Out Tonight'. For some unknown reason, 'Fire Lake' wasn't included in his greatest hits collection. Great sax on several selections and vocal backups by the likes of Don Henley and Glen Frey. This remastered version has none of the flat sound of the origional nor are the highs ultra sharp. Great remastering job on a really wonderful disc.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only one worth the money April 23, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is perhaps the only cd that I have ever bought that was worth the money. I dished out the cash, primarily for "Her Strut," and over a year later, it still sits in my cd player. I'm 18 and am flooded with today's garbage---and there is still nothing like good ol' Seger. This cd is definitely worth the money and the music's great!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AGAINST THE WIND... EVERYMAN'S STORY (including my own) September 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Musically, Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band's Against the Wind (1980) has a little bit of everything for everyone. Old-time rock n' roll with Horizontal Bop and Betty Lou, straight ahead rock with Her Strut, love songs with Accompany Me and Good for Me, and country-rock with Fire Lake.

The centerpiece of this solid Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band album is the title song, Against The Wind. What a song! If there is a Songwriting 101 course somewhere, this has got to be it's example of how to craft the perfect song. It tells an interesting and timeless story, it reveals the wisdom of experience, and it's relevant to people's lives. Actually, the song perfectly describes my own life, from the youthful exuberance and indescretion of the past right up to the deadlines and commitments of today. The music fits the mood of the lyric, and Bob turns in a motivated and soulful vocal performance (as always).

Another classic here is the funky and electrifying Her Strut. Seger sings it like he means it, and even breaks out his electric guitar and plays a pretty mean solo.

Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmidt of The Eagles make an appearance to sing backing vocals on Fire Lake, which is also a Seger classic. With lyrics like "Who's gonna ride that chrome three-wheeler" and "Who's gonna play those eights and aces", the song sounds like it could have come from an early Bruce Springsteen album, and it works well here.

Against The Wind isn't quite in the classic category of Bob Seger's Night Moves or Live Bullet, but it's a solid and enjoyable album, and of course, it's got THAT SONG.
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