Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets

by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Take note that this 2011 double-disc collection is billed not as the best of Bob Seger, it's the best of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band -- a rule the compilers immediately bend in two directions by including the Bob Seger System's 1968 debut single "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" (in its mono mix, collectors note) and "Wait for Me"…  See more details below


Take note that this 2011 double-disc collection is billed not as the best of Bob Seger, it's the best of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band -- a rule the compilers immediately bend in two directions by including the Bob Seger System's 1968 debut single "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" (in its mono mix, collectors note) and "Wait for Me" from Seger's 2006 comeback Face the Promise. Along with two unreleased cuts -- a reworking of Little Richard's "Hey Hey Hey Hey" subtitled "Going Back to Birmingham" and originally cut in 1989, a perfectly fine cover that's overshadowed by the first release of Seger's version of Tom Waits' "Downtown Train," which he scrapped after Rod Stewart had a hit with a suspiciously similar arrangement -- and "Katmandu," a cut from 1975's Beautiful Loser that rightly gets grandfathered into the prime of the Silver Bullet Band, those are the only songs cut outside of Seger's golden decade of 1976-1987. Much of Seger's previous two hits collections is repeated here -- all but three of the 14 songs from 1994's Greatest Hits (two of the absent numbers are naturally the comp's newly recorded bonus cuts) and half of the 16 tunes from 2003's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 are here -- and while there are certainly strong songs missing, whether it's "Sunspot Baby" or "Understanding," this has all the giant hits in a tidy, thoroughly entertaining package.

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Disc 1

  1. Old Time Rock & Roll  - Bob Seger
  2. Hollywood Nights  - Bob Seger
  3. Night Moves  - Bob Seger
  4. Mainstreet  - Bob Seger
  5. Roll Me Away  - Bob Seger
  6. Turn the Page  - Bob Seger
  7. Her Strut  - Bob Seger
  8. Still the Same  - Bob Seger
  9. You'll Accomp'ny Me  - Bob Seger
  10. We've Got Tonight  - Bob Seger
  11. Like a Rock  - Bob Seger
  12. Fire Lake  - Bob Seger
  13. Tryin' to Live My Life Without You  - Bob Seger

Disc 2

  1. Rock and Roll Never Forgets  - Bob Seger
  2. Against the Wind  - Bob Seger
  3. Ramblin' Gamblin' Man  - Bob Seger
  4. The Fire Down Below  - Bob Seger
  5. Travelin' Man  - Bob Seger
  6. Beautiful Loser  - Bob Seger
  7. Shakedown  - Bob Seger
  8. Shame on the Moon  - Bob Seger
  9. Katmandu  - Bob Seger
  10. Little Drummer Boy  - Bob Seger
  11. Wait for Me  - Bob Seger
  12. Hey Hey Hey Hey (Going Back to Birmingham)  - Bob Seger
  13. Downtown Train  - Bob Seger

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band   Primary Artist
Bob Seger   Indexed Contributor,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Soloist,Synthesizer Strings,Vocal Harmony
Don Henley   Vocal Harmony
Nils Lofgren   Guitar
Pete Carr   Acoustic Guitar
Keith Forsey   Percussion
Rick Vito   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Martha Wash   Background Vocals
Pep Perrine   Drums
Doug Riley   Organ,Piano
George Jackson   Background Vocals
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Drew Abbott   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Izora Armstead   Background Vocals
Dawayne Bailey   Acoustic Guitar
Barry Beckett   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Piano (Grand)
Ken Bell   Guitar
Roy Bittan   Piano
Ginger Blake   Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Brandye   Background Vocals
Don Brewer   Drums
Steve Brewster   Drums
Rosemary Butler   Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Sam Clayton   Percussion
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar
Laura Creamer   Background Vocals
Linda Dillard   Background Vocals
David Ervin   Keyboards
Harold Faltermeyer   Synclavier
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Glenn Frey   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Craig Frost   Organ,Piano
Donny Gerrard   Background Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
Paul Harris   Organ,Piano
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
Dorian Holley   Background Vocals
Dan Honaker   Bass
David Hood   Bass
Dann Huff   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Douglas Kibble   Background Vocals
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Randy McCormick   Organ,Piano
Joe Miquelon   Electric Guitar
Shaun Murphy   Percussion,Background Vocals
Spooner Oldham   Organ,Electric Piano
Bill Payne   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Darryl Phinnessee   Background Vocals
Alto Reed   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Andrea Robinson   Background Vocals
Charles Rose   Trombone
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocal Harmony
Bob Schultz   Organ
Rhonda Silver   Background Vocals
Joan Sliwin   Background Vocals
Crystal Taliefero   Percussion,Saxophone
David Teegarden   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
June Tilton   Background Vocals
John Townsend   Background Vocals
Laurel Ward   Background Vocals
Luther Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Glenn Worf   Bass
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Stanley Carter   Background Vocals
Jai Winding   Piano
Kenny Bell   Guitar
Bernie Barlow   Background Vocals
Charlie Allen Martin   Drums
Jimmie Johnson   Rhythm Guitar
Billy Payne   Piano
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Tomo Thomas   Saxophone
Sharon Dee Williams   Background Vocals
Robyn Robbins   Organ,Piano,Mellotron
Julie Waters   Background Vocals
Chris Campbell   Bass,Background Vocals
Jimmy Romeo   Saxophone
Shirley Mathews   Background Vocals
Howie McDonald   Guitar
Ron Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Pam Moore   Background Vocals
James Lavell Easley   Background Vocals
Clyde King   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Keith Forsey   Composer,Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Larry Kaplan   Photo Courtesy
John Arrias   Engineer
Jim Bruzzese   Engineer
Brian Christian   Engineer
David Cole   Producer,Engineer
Henry Diltz   Photo Courtesy
Harold Faltermeyer   Composer,Producer
Gregg Hamm   Engineer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Steve Melton   Engineer
Jim Ed Norman   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Henry Onorati   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Jack Richardson   Producer
Bob Seger   Composer,Producer
Gerard Smerek   Engineer
Don Smith   Engineer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer
Eugene Williams   Composer
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Punch Andrews   Producer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Bob Seger System   Producer
Caroline Greyshock   Photo Courtesy
Bob Seidemann   Photo Courtesy
Ross Marino   Photo Courtesy
Robert Matheu   Photo Courtesy
Punch   Producer
Greg Smith   Engineer
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   Producer
Michael N. Marks   Photo Courtesy
Daryl Pitt   Photo Courtesy
Katherine K. Davis   Composer
Leni Sinclair   Photo Courtesy
Thomas E. Jones   Composer
Tom Weschler   Photo Courtesy
Dave Hewitt   Engineer
Terry Bert   Photo Courtesy
Nick Stubbs   Photo Courtesy
John Waggaman   Photo Courtesy

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