1980 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Against The Wind

Against The Wind is the eleventh studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. It was released in February 1980. It is Seger’s only number-one album to date, spending six weeks at the top of the Billboard Top LPs chart, knocking Pink Floyd’s The Wall from the top spot.

Against the Wind was an immediate commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart in its third week and remaining there for five weeks behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall before reaching No. 1 and holding the top position for six weeks. By late 1981 the album sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and was certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2

Tracks

The Horizontal Bop(Bob Seger) 04:04
You’ll Accomp’ny Me(Bob Seger) 04:12
3  Her Strut (Bob Seger) 03:54
4  No Man’s Land (Bob Seger) 03:44
5  Long Twin Silver Line (Bob Seger) 04:14
6  Against The Wind (Bob Seger) 05:33
7  Good For Me (Bob Seger) 04:03
8  Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight (Bob Seger) 02:52
Fire Lake(Bob Seger) 03:29
10  Shinin’ Brightly (Bob Seger) 04:28

Musicians

1 The Horizontal Bop

BassChris Campbell
DrumsDavid Teegarden
GuitarDrew Abbott
GuitarBob Seger
PianoMac Rebennack
SaxAlto Reed
VocalsBob Seger


2 You’ll Accomp’ny Me

BassChris Campbell
DrumsDavid Teegarden
GuitarDrew Abbott
GuitarBob Seger
OrganBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
SynthesizerBill Payne
SaxAlto Reed
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsLinda Dillard
VocalsBob Seger


3 Her Strut

BassChris Campbell
DrumsDavid Teegarden
GuitarBob Seger
GuitarDrew Abbott
SaxAlto Reed
VocalsBob Seger


4 No Man’s Land

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarBob Seger
GuitarPete Carr
OrganRandy McCormick
PianoBarry Beckett
SynthesizerDoug Riley
VocalsBob Seger


5 Long Twin Silver Line

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarPete Carr
OrganRandy McCormick
PianoBarry Beckett
VocalsBob Seger


6 Against The Wind

BassChris Campbell
DrumsDavid Teegarden
GuitarDrew Abbott
GuitarBob Seger
OrganPaul Harris
PianoPaul Harris
SaxAlto Reed
Background VocalsGlenn Frey
VocalsBob Seger


7 Good For Me

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarPete Carr
OrganRandy McCormick
PianoBarry Beckett
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsLinda Dillard
VocalsBob Seger


8 Betty Lou’s Gettin’ Out Tonight

BassChris Campbell
DrumsDavid Teegarden
GuitarDrew Abbott
GuitarBob Seger
PianoPaul Harris
SaxAlto Reed
VocalsBob Seger


9 Fire Lake

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarPete Carr
OrganRandy McCormick
PianoBarry Beckett
Background VocalsDon Henley
Background VocalsGlenn Frey
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsBob Seger


10 Shinin’ Brightly

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarPete Carr
OrganRandy McCormick
PianoBarry Beckett
SaxAlto Reed
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsLinda Dillard
VocalsBob Seger

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Seger (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – Punch Andrews (Tracks 1, 2)
Producer – Bill Szymczyk (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Producer – Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (Tracks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
Engineer – John Arrias (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer – Bill Szymczyk (Tracks 3, 6, 8)
Engineer – Steve Melton (Tracks 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Steve Melton (Tracks 1)
Mixed By – Bob Seger, John Arrias, Punch Andrews (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 10)
Mixed By – Bill Szymczyk (Tracks 3, 6, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Steve Melton (Track 7)

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Painting – Jim Warren
Photography By – Tom Bert

Recorded At Criteria Recording Studios
Recorded At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Produced At Bayshore Recording Studios
Engineered At Bayshore Recording Studios
Mixed At Bayshore Recording Studios
Mixed At Capitol Studios
Mixed At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Mastered At Capitol Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) Gear Publishing Co.