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Nine Tonight

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Nine Tonight (1981)  The Distance (1982)
Release date  September 1981
Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll
Artist  Bob Seger
Label  Capitol Records
Producers  Punch Andrews, Bob Seger
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Released  September 1981 (1981-09)
Recorded  Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan–June 1980 and Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts–October 1980
Length  67:21 (CD) 80:00 (Original vinyl)
Similar  Bob Seger albums, Rock music albums

Nine Tonight is a live album by American rock band Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). The album was recorded at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in June 1980 and at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts in October 1980. With the exception of three tracks - "Nine Tonight", "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" and "Let It Rock" - the album is composed entirely of songs drawn from Seger's three previous studio albums. Only "Let It Rock" was repeated from the previous live album Live Bullet. "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" was a U.S. top 5 pop hit, peaking at #5. The album's title track was originally recorded for the Urban Cowboy soundtrack album.


The 2011 remastered album has a bonus track called "Brave Strangers", which was originally released on his 1978 album Stranger in Town. This live version was originally released as the B-side of the "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You" live single. On release of the 2011 remastered version, fans were disappointed that it did not restore the full 10:30 version of "Let It Rock".

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Track listing

All tracks written by Bob Seger, except where noted.

Track times based upon 2011 remaster.

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 15 Jun 1980: 8 & 17

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 16 Jun 1980: 4 & 12

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 19 Jun 1980: 7 & 10

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 20 Jun 1980: 11 & 14

Tracks recorded in Detroit on 21 Jun 1980: 13

Tracks recorded in Boston on 5 Oct 1980: 5 & 9

Tracks recorded in Boston on 6 Oct 1980: 1 & 2

Tracks recorded in Boston on 7 Oct 1980: 3, 6, 15 & 16


  • Bob Seger - acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, electric guitar, vocals
  • Drew Abbott - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Colleen Beaton - vocals
  • Chris Campbell - bass, background vocals
  • Craig Frost - organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet
  • Kathy Lamb - vocals
  • Pamela Moore - vocals
  • Shaun Murphy - percussion, vocals, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Alto Reed - organ, flute, horn, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • David Teegarden - drums, background vocals
  • June Tilton - vocals
  • Charts

    Album - Billboard (North America)

    Singles - Billboard (North America)


    1Nine Tonight5:14
    2Tryin' to Live My Life Without You (live)4:11
    3You'll Accomp'ny Me4:12


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