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So near yet not quite there
on 29 September 2015
I have this album on cassette and used to play it a lot in the car. Had not heard it for many years and was having a bit of a Bob Seger revival when I saw this on Amazon. Bought on a wave of nostalgia - 'Stranger In Town' is a classic in my opinion - the CD arrived safely from the US in good condition.
If I rated this on the songs alone then we would be up as a 4 star album. The normal mixture of rock n roll tracks ('Makin Thunderbirds', 'Roll Me Away') and heartfelt ballads ('Even Now', 'Love's The Last To Know', 'Shame On The Moon') and memorable lyrics ('Once inside a womans heart a man must keep his head, Heaven opens up a door where angels fear to tread').
What let it down for me is the sound quality. The transfer to CD just doesn't seem great - volume fluctuations between tracks, muffled in places. Not as clear as on would expect but I guess it is 30 years old ! The CD insert is also poor quality - rather blurred photo on the back cover. Almost like a poor reproduction.
Overall a good solid Seger album, not his best, not his worst with some standout songs that always feature on a 'Best Of'.