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Greatest Hits

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An album by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Personnel includes: Bob Seger (vocals, guitar, piano); Glen Frey (vocals); Joe Miquelon (electric guitar); Steve Lukather, Waddy Wachtel, Drew Abbott (guitar); Rick Vito (slide guitar); Alto Reed (saxophone); Roy Bittan (piano); Bill Payne (piano, organ, … see full wiki

1 review about Greatest Hits

A gypsy wind is blowing warm tonight.....

  • Jun 3, 2000
Rating:
+5
Pros: 14 outstanding hits

Cons: notta one

Often while passing my time on the computer with a movie playing beside me, I will slip a CD into the rack and accompany the clacking of my keys and the mindless babble on TV with some good sounds. Recently I have been bugged by a song and unable to get the tune down or the words clear so I got the stack out and began playing them all, determined to find the elusive tune playing in my head. Never found it because I strolled into Bob Segers' life and forgot to leave.

A good friend at work picked this CD up and couldn't shut his hole up about it so being a buddy like I am, I got my own copy so we could run them off each other. Now in the past I have berated my friends a little because they got me hooked on this durn computer, but I gotta give this guy a big thumbs up. And I needed these tunes today.

Starting with "Roll Me Away" a song about searching ones dreams for the unobtainable goals we set for ourselves and the desire to just once make the right choices. The next selection ‘Night Moves' perhaps means more than one thing to me. Long ago when HBO was virgin territory in the TV land I saw a wonderful animated story called Night Moves about a boy facing life in the hood and the choices he must make. Some day I would like to get my hands on this baby again. The song, however, leads you in an entirely different direction - boys becoming men becoming boys. Approaching the changes in their lives and bodies and looking for closure to their desperate needs....ah, Night Moves:)

Probably the most recognized song on the CD "Turn the Page", a song reflecting on the loneliness of being on the road - another night, another town, another woman, another song - no end in sight, no privacy, no relief. "You'll Accomp'ny Me" is the next release weaving a story of lost love and lusty dreams. Looking to the future and remembering the past. Rockin' on with "Hollywood Nights", rich bad girls swaying innocent young boys and then sliding into "Still the Same", a song about gambling on life and love. Never making that commitment and always moving to the next game.

"Old Time Rock & Roll" is just that. Pounding the song into your head, laughing at what is being called rock today. There is no rockin' like Seger when he puts his heart into it! Next we have "We've Got Tonight" and "Against the Wind", two songs screaming unbearable pain and desolation. One of my personal favorites comes next "Mainstreet" a sad song about hookers and hustlers, looking out at the world while the world is looking in at them. Speaking of hookers and hustlers, "The Fire Inside" tells of lonely people connecting for an hour and moving on, ever trying to quench that lonely fire of need in their hearts.

"Like a Rock" is a song about age smiling back at youth and oh, baby, where has it gone? Next a little rocking ditty "C'est La Vie" - hell yes young love can work and we end with "In Your Time" telling you to face the trials that will visit your life because they in turn will make you stronger, in your time.

Yes, this is probably aptly named greatest hits. Not a song included that does not inspire memories or urge dreams. For my sons' funeral, we mixed our own music tape and I included five selections from this CD for the background music - no, not Mainstreet or Old Time Rock & Roll. I find the music mellow enough to give you room to think, clear enough to understand not only the words but also the meaning of the words, and when you need it, fired up enough to get your stagnant heart and bloodstream pumping a little of the good stuff!



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Label: Capitol/EMI Records
Release Date: October 25, 1994

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