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Stranger in Town Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

4.8 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00005OAE6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,232 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hollywood Nights
  2. Still The Same
  3. Old Time Rock & Roll
  4. Till It Shines
  5. Feel Like A Number
  6. Ain't Got No Money
  7. We've Got Tonite
  8. Brave Strangers
  9. The Famous Final Scene

Product Description

Seger eclipsed the breakthrough success of Night Moves with this #4 LP in '78, one of the definitive rock 'n' roll records of its era. Old Time Rock & Roll (a hit in '79 and again in '83, thanks to Risky Business ) joins three other Seger essentials: the big hits Still the Same; Hollywood Nights , and We've Got Tonight !

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By A Customer on 3 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
If I were to compile my Top 100 all-time favourite albums, then this Bob Seger effort would definitely appear in the upper echelons of that chart. Sadly, Bob Seger never received the recognition he deserved for this, or any other album he released in the UK, so chances are most people don't know much about the man who was running head-to-head (Stateside) in the popularity stakes with Bruce Springsteen in his pre-"Born In The USA" days.
If people compared Seger to Springsteen, "Stranger In Town" likened Seger to the Eagles. The music on this CD was maybe not as 'country rock' as the latter was better known for, but it's certainly similar in style and in mood - qualities that saw Seger guest appear with the Eagles on tour in the 70s. In other words, "Stranger In Town" typifies the musical genre known as 'middle of the road'.
Quite remarkably for a studio album - and I don't normally say this except for a 'greatest hits' collection - there aren't any substandard tracks on this CD. It's a rather short album, but the nine songs featured have stood well against the test of time - and are all bona-fide 'classics' on your favourite 'easy listening' radio station.
'Hollywood Nights' kicks off the CD - a track taken from the same musical mould that produced The Eagles' 'Life In The Fast Lane' - a tale of living the high life in 70s California. Other upbeat radio-friendly rock tracks follow with (the classic) 'Old Time Rock And Roll', 'Feels Like A Number' (another Eagles-like song) and 'Ain't Got No Money'.
But it's the ballads that really make this album. 'Still The Same', 'Till It Shines' and 'Brave Strangers' were all destined to elevate Bob Seger into the mainstream. However, there's two tracks that should've elevated Seger into superstardom.
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I first heard Bob Seger way back in the 80's and I've loved him ever since. His voice and the way he delivers his music really moves me - sometimes to tears. I love this album it holds most of my favourite Seger songs especially `Famous Final Scene' that song has the ability to move me to tears every single time I hear it. Other Bob Seger albums worth purchasing are In the Distance, Night Moves and Against the Wind.

If you enjoy great soulful rock music you'll love anything from this man - once heard never ever forgotten.
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If you only own one Bob Seger album, this should be the one. There is not a single duff track on the entire album and there are several real classic rock 'n' roll songs that are really brilliant stuff.

None of the other Seger albums reach this one. It's simply one of the finest albums of it's genre around. Still sounds great after all these years.

There is no real stand out track, they're all excellent. My particular favourites are Brave Strangers and Hollywood Nights. Stick it on in the car and dream about a long freeway...
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I really love Bob Segar and I cannot understand why he was not bigger in the UK. Stranger in Town has his two biggest hits - Hollywood Nights which I believe was released in the UK and the lush ballad Why Don't You Stay?. Hollywood Nights is a great track, it has rhythm, a catchy hook and chorus. If you have heard it and hear it again you will instantly remember it. Stranger in Town is an old album I think I was about 17 when I first heard this (more than 30 years ago then) and just started college. I've had several copies of it over the years now because others have "borrowed" it and obviously loved it too. Bob Segar for those who do not know him does has a rock sound that's fun and that sounds great whether studio or live. I also recommend his live album Live Bullet and Night Moves which was the album released before this one. Not like George Thorogood in sound because George leans to the blues and Bob leans to rock and roll but certainly in energy and attitude its a good comparison. None of the tracks on this album are duff ones. For the two above mentioned alone its worthy of the very menial price I paid for yet another copy. This is a fab album for listening to at speed and also when you need to just allow yourself to feel which at times everyone does. Great lyrics, and just a great band. I heartily recommend checking them out if your new to the sound.
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I have been a music fan for most of my life and it's to my eternal shame that I have never heard this album properly until quite recently. A chance hearing of 'We've got Tonite' on the radio led me to seek out this album which most surprisingly is only currently available on import. What a treat I discovered.

The album kicks off with the uptempo 'Hollywood Nights' and is a full blown start to proceedings. Some nice lyrical phrasing too. A measly number 42 this made in the singles charts over here in the punk-obsessed late 70s. Next up is a true gem which scaled the heights of number 4 in the US charts but didn't figure here at all. 'Still the same' is a marvellous ballad with verses that take that steady climax towards a soaring chorus with a great arrangement on the backing vocals. 'Old time rock n'roll' is one of only two non-originals on the album and is well suited to Bobs vocal style. Next comes ' Till it shines' which features the guitar of Glenn Frey from the Eagles and it's another mid-tempo type song with a classic chorus. This is followed by 'Feel like a number', a similar style track to 'Hollywood Nights' and then a cover of Frankie Miller's 'Ain't got no money' with slide guitar from Don 'Sharkey' Felder (again from the Eagles). The albums seminal moment is the aforementioned 'We've got Tonite'. Listening to this track in its remastered splendour with the 'phones turned up you can really appreciate the subtle arrangement with the gentle entry of the high hat followed by the full drums and then those gorgeous harmonies that echo Bobs moving lead vocal. It's a track that tugs at your emotions and features a soaring bridge section, again with backing echoes.
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