Capitol Records celebrates Bob Seger’s Against the Wind 40th anniversary with vinyl reissue.
Pre-order begins today (October 4) – street date November 22.
Capitol Records/UMe are pleased to mark the 40th anniversary of Bob Seger’s 5X platinum, chart-topping album Against The Wind with a first ever remastered vinyl reissue to be released Friday, November 22nd .
Against The Wind will be offered in standard black vinyl (150 gram) with fully restored original artwork. Additionally, a limited edition color version in translucent blue vinyl (150 gram) will be released that will include a bonus commemorative 7” black vinyl single of two of Seger’s early recordings “Lookin’ Back” b/w “Lucifer.” The rare studio version of “Lookin’ Back,” reissued for the first time since it was originally released in 1971, was released as a 7” single only and “Lucifer” was the first and only single released from Seger’s 1970 album, Mongrel. The single will be in a classic 7” Capitol Records sleeve inside of the album jacket.
Originally released in 1980, Against The Wind features the hit songs “Against The Wind,” “Fire Lake,” “Her Strut,” and “You’ll Accomp’ny Me.” The album spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart and earned Seger & The Silver Bullet Band a GRAMMY® Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The album includes guest performers including Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles who leant background harmony vocals on “Fire Lake” with Glenn Frey also adding background vocals on the title track. Dr. John played keyboard on “The Horizontal Bop,” and The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section made their fourth appearance on a Bob Seger album, returning to produce and perform five of the ten songs, with the remaining tracks produced by Seger, Bill Szymczyk (Eagles, B.B. King, The J. Geils Band) and Punch. Pre-Order Here