Beautiful Loser

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Beautiful Loser winds up sounding more like Back in '72 than its immediate predecessor, Seven, largely because Bob Seger threaded reflective ballads and mid-tempo laments back into his hard-driving rock. He doesn't shy away from it, either, opening with the lovely title track. And why shouldn't he? These ballads were as much a part of his success as his storming rockers, since his sentimental streak seemed all the more genuine when contrasted with the rockers. If anything, Beautiful Loser might err a little bit in favor of reflection, with much of the album devoted to introspective, confessional mid-tempo cuts. There are a couple of exceptions to the rule, of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Beautiful Loser winds up sounding more like Back in '72 than its immediate predecessor, Seven, largely because Bob Seger threaded reflective ballads and mid-tempo laments back into his hard-driving rock. He doesn't shy away from it, either, opening with the lovely title track. And why shouldn't he? These ballads were as much a part of his success as his storming rockers, since his sentimental streak seemed all the more genuine when contrasted with the rockers. If anything, Beautiful Loser might err a little bit in favor of reflection, with much of the album devoted to introspective, confessional mid-tempo cuts. There are a couple of exceptions to the rule, of course -- "Katmandu" roars with humor, and his cover of "Nutbush City Limits" shames Tina Turner's original -- but they are the only full-throttle rockers here, with "Black Night" coming in as a funky, swaggering cousin. It's the exact opposite of Seven, in other words, and in its own way, it's just as satisfying. Occasionally, it might be a little too sentimental for some tastes, but it's all heartfelt and he's written some terrific songs here, most notably the album's heart of "Jody Girl" and "Travelin' Man." Seger had started turning inward, searching his soul in a way he hadn't since the since-disowned Brand New Morning, and in doing so, he was setting the stage for his first genuine blockbuster.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1995
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 724381982020
  • Catalog Number: 19820
  • Sales rank: 20,540

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful Loser (3:29)
  2. 2 Black Night (3:24)
  3. 3 Katmandu (6:09)
  4. 4 Jody Girl (3:41)
  5. 5 Travelin' Man (2:41)
  6. 6 Momma (3:22)
  7. 7 Nutbush City Limits (3:57)
  8. 8 Sailing Nights (3:18)
  9. 9 Fine Memory (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Seger Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Primary Artist
Pete Carr Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Muscle Shoals Horns Horn
Drew Abbott Guitar
Barry Beckett Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Piano (Grand)
Ken Bell Guitar
Harrison Calloway Trumpet
Chris Campbell Bass, Bass Guitar
Tom Cartmell Saxophone
Ronnie Eades Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Roger Hawkins Percussion, Drums
David Hood Bass, Bass Guitar
Jimmy Johnson Rhythm Guitar
Paul Kingery Guitar
Charlie Martin Drums
Spooner Oldham Organ, Electric Piano
Robin Robbins Organ, Keyboards, Mellophonium, Mellotron
Charles Rose Trombone, Baritone Saxophone
Stoney Vocals, Background Vocals
Harvey Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Silver Bullet Band Guitar
Stoney & Rocky Background Vocals
Harry Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Bell Guitar
Charlie Allen Martin Drums
Technical Credits
Pete Carr Producer
Barry Beckett Producer
Jim Bruzzese Engineer
Roger Hawkins Producer
David Hood Producer
Jimmy Johnson Producer
Jerry Masters Engineer
Steve Melton Engineer
Spooner Oldham Producer
Bob Seger Producer
Greg Smith Engineer
Greg Smith Engineer
Wally Traugott Mastering
Silver Bullet Band Contributor
Punch Andrews Producer
Roy Kohara Art Direction
Charlie Allen Martin Contributor
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section Producer
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