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Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 : 2:32 p.m.

Bob Seger to re-release classic live albums, each with a bonus track

By Bob Needham

Bob Seger plans to re-release both his landmark concert albums, "Live Bullet" and "Nine Tonight," digitally remastered and each featuring a new track, according to an announcement on Seger's mailing list today.

Each album will add a bonus track: "Live Bullet" will now include the blues classic “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home,” recorded at Seger’s sold-out first stadium show at the Pontiac Silverdome. "Nine Tonight" will add a concert version of Seger's “Brave Strangers.”

The reissues will be available Sept. 13. Both albums will be released with restored original artwork and updated packaging and offered in a special CD/T-Shirt Box combination at select retailers.

1976's "Live Bullet" is generally considered one of the best concert albums in rock history and proved to be the commercial breakthrough for Seger, who grew up in Ann Arbor. All Music Guide rates it five out of five stars, writing "these terrific songs are delivered with a ferocious, committed intensity."

Released in 1981 at the height of his fame, "Nine Tonight" wasn't quite in "Live Bullet"'s league, but it's a good overview of some of his most popular work, and All Music notes, "The cut of 'Old Time Rock & Roll' included here proves to be even better than the original."

"Live Bullet" was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, while "Nine Tonight" combines recordings from Cobo and the Boston Garden. Both albums feature the Silver Bullet Band backing Seger.

The album re-release paves the way for a fall tour for Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

Following a series of acclaimed dates around the Midwest earlier this year, the band plans fall dates in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Dallas, Denver, Columbus, Las Vegas, Vancouver and more.

Seger was born in Detroit and raised in Ann Arbor, graduating from Ann Arbor High School and starting his music career here. He continues to live in Metro Detroit.


Matt Phillips

Mon, Aug 22, 2011 : 11:02 a.m.

i wish they also would release an "Early Seger, pt.2" with all the old Cameo-Parkway and Hideout label singles he did back in the 60's and early 70's, also songs from "Brand New Morning" and "Noah", two hard to find early LP's he put out.

Jensen Lee

Thu, Aug 18, 2011 : 9:35 p.m.

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's first top ten hit was 1976's "Night Moves." Recorded in Toronto with producer Jack Richardson, the track was a last-minute addition to an otherwise forgettable session. Rockaeology at <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> has the story of how a Bruce Springsteen track became the inspiration for the song's signature changes in tempo.