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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 (90 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 (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #935 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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25 of 28 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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15 of 16 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars someday, baby November 3, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you had to choose a single voice of blue-collar American rock & roll, you might well settle on Bob Seger's as that iconic sound. AGAINST THE WIND could be Exhibit A as you face down the Springsteens and the Pettys and the Mellencamps make your case.

There are several tracks on this album in which Seger hits his stride and holds it long enough to sound as though he'd have to be invented if he were not available to sing in just this way. 'You'll Accomp'ny Me' is the first of them.

Along with the album's eponymous 'Against the Wind', 'Accomp'ny' is arguably Seger's most well-known tune, but it is not the only one that establishes a subset of his styles as the one that he's come to be known by. 'No Man's Land' is its twin.

Seger fans slot intuitively into a certain, ineffable Seger-esque groove when the SBB gets into its balladic rhythm, setting the table and the stage for Seger to do his best, abbreviated, enigmatic story-telling. Just listen to the Silver Bullet amble up to speed on 'No Man's Land' and you'll know what I mean. Like the best poetry, which tells us enough of its story to allow us to catch hold to one of its horns and merge our own tale with the poet's words, Seger is at his best when he talks to us about the tip of the iceberg. We fill in the rest.

Don't get me wrong. Seger also rocks in formulaic in-your-face mode as well and his music is beloved by fans of that style ('The Horizontal Bop', 'Her Strut'; Long Twin Silver Line' [good grief, the man can sing a half-interesting song about a *train*; what next, a semi-blues, testosterone piece about, say, his desk lamp?], 'Betty Lou'). But we're talking icons here, and Seger the balladeer is Seger the icon. The rest is some very fine window dressing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Against The Wind is a welcome sound for the Eighties February 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Having been a Bob Seger fan since the early seventies this album is in true form.Acompany Me has been my favorite,even more so then Old time Rock and Roll.Maybe I can still see Tom Cruise dancing on the couch in his underwear or maybe I just got tired of it.Anyway with songs like Against the Wind and Fire Lake are great.The one song that in my opinion is weak is Horizontal Bop. The first time I played this album I thought oh no the whole album is going to be like this......Nah.Whats nice now a days i can skip this track ......26 years later i'm still skipping.OVERALL: This is a great album its just Horizontal Bop is out of place.
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6 of 7 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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