Face the Promise is the sixteenth studio album by Bob Seger. This album was originally planned to be released in 2004 and then delayed to 2005. It was finally officially released on September 12, 2006. According to many webpages it took Bob Seger 6 years of work to finish on "Face The Promise." The first single, "Wait For Me", premiered in July 2006. This is also his first studio album since It's a Mystery in 1995.
The album is certified platinum in the United States.
Produced by Bob Seger, except "Real Mean Bottle" produced by Bob Seger and Kid Rock
Recorded by David Cole
Mixed by David Cole and Bob Seger
Recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville except "Won't Stop" and "The Long Goodbye" recorded at Home Studios, Michigan
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Robert Clarke Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter.
As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as The Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the "System" from his recordings, and he continued to strive for national success with other various bands. In 1973 he put together "The Silver Bullet Band," an evolving group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful. In 1976, he achieved national fame with two albums, the live record Live Bullet, and the studio record Night Moves. On his studio albums he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, appearing on several of Seger's best selling singles and albums.
A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger was first inspired by Little Richard, along with Elvis Presley. He wrote and recorded songs that dealt with blue-collar themes. Seger has recorded many rock and roll hits, including "Night Moves", "Turn the Page", and "Like a Rock", and also co-wrote the Eagles number one hit "Heartache Tonight". His iconic signature song "Old Time Rock and Roll" was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001. With a career spanning five decades, Seger continues to perform and record today.
"Old Time Rock & Roll" charted #2 as most played Jukebox Singles of all Time, second only to Patsy Cline's "Crazy".
Seger's songs have been covered by many artists including Thin Lizzy and Metallica.
Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Bob Seger was born in Dearborn, Michigan and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to nearby Ann Arbor, Michigan.According to Joel Whitburn's Record Research, Seger was born in Dearborn's Oakwood Hospital. When Seger was 10 years old, his father abandoned the family and moved to California. Seger attended Tappan Junior High School (now Tappan Middle School) and high school in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963. He ran track and field in high school. Seger also went to Lincoln Park High School for a year.
Bob Seger has stated that "Little Richard was the first one that really got to me. Little Richard and, of course, Elvis Presley." The following decade Seger listened to James Brown and said that, for him and his friends, Live at the Apollo was their favorite record following its release in 1963. "Come Go With Me" by The Del Vikings was the first record he bought. Seger also named Van Morrison as being one of his influences and covered one of his lesser known songs "I've Been Working" on his albums Back in '72 and Live Bullet. Mentioning Frankie Miller, Graham Parker, John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen, Seger remarked: "There's a whole little clique of male vocalists. We're just sort of all connected. I think every last one of us has a connection with Van Morrison."
Regional favorite: 1961-1976
The Decibels & The Town Criers
Bob Seger arrived on the Detroit music scene in 1961 fronting a three-piece band called the Decibels. The Decibels recorded an acetate demo of a song called "The Lonely One," at Del Shannon's studio. As well as being Seger's first original song, "The Lonely One" was Seger's first song to be played on the radio, airing only once on an Ann Arbor radio station.Joanne Zangrilli, Goldmine, November 1990 After the Decibels disbanded, Seger joined the Town Criers, a four-piece band with Seger on lead vocals, John Flis on bass, Pep Perrine on drums, and Larry Mason on Lead guitar. The Town Criers, covering songs like "Louie Louie", began gaining a steady following. The band,The Decibels was made up of Bob on guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals, Pete Stanger, guitar and H.B. Hunter on drums. They all went to Ann Arbor High. Bob and Pete were in the same grade but H.B. was a year or two behind them.
Doug Brown & The Omens
As the Town Criers began landing more gigs, Bob Seger met a man named Doug Brown, backed by a band called the Omens. Seger joined Doug Brown & the Omens, who presumably had a bigger following than the Town Criers. While Doug Brown was the primary lead vocalist for the group, Seger would take the lead on some songs—covering R&B numbers.
; Studio albums
*Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (1969)
*Brand New Morning (1971)
*Smokin' O.P.'s (1972)
*Back in '72 (1973)
*Beautiful Loser (1975)
*Night Moves (1976)
*Stranger in Town (1978)
*Against the Wind (1980)
*The Distance (1982)
*Like a Rock (1986)
*The Fire Inside (1991)
*It's a Mystery (1995)
*Face the Promise (2006)
; Live albums
*Live Bullet (1976)
*Nine Tonight (1981)
; Compilation albums
*Greatest Hits (1994)
*Greatest Hits 2 (2003)
*Early Seger Vol. 1 (2009)
* List of best selling music artists
* Notable Ann Arborites
* 1983 Rolling Stone Record Guide
* Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 1983. ISBN 0-8230-7511-7.
* Joel Whitburn, Top Adult Contemporary 1961-2001, 2002. ISBN 0-89820-149-7.
* Ted Kennedy, Canada Top 40 (Canadian chart listings)
* Tim Rice et al., British Hit singles
* Stephen Thomas Erlewine, This text has been derived from Bob Seger on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0