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  posted on 3/31/2017 at 05:43 PM
http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/03/29/521642313/where-have-all-t he-bob-seger-albums-gone

Good read. As a fan I'd like to see his catalog on streaming services but I respect his decision.

 
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  posted on 3/31/2017 at 10:48 PM
Awesome link.

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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 09:25 AM
I can understand it if he just wants to bury some of those early material, but not if he's just pushing back against the changes in music platforms. Plenty of artists cringe at their early music, all they can hear are the warts (see: Gregg Allman, One More Try). But if your music isn't being heard, it will be forgotten. If he doesn't want his music on Spotify or Pandora because it doesn't make money, that's short sighted. Those plays keep reminding people of it, or it introduces the next generation to your music and then they go out and pay to download your album. If he doesn't want people cherry picking his albums on itunes because he considers himself "an album artist", he has a mixed perception of himself because I don't know anyone who sees Bob Seger that way (also, plenty of times I've bought a song or two from an album, I went back and bought the whole thing).

I grew up with records and then tapes, but today I have about mas much use for a CD as I have for a rotary phone. Those days are over. But, hey, it's his music, and most artists from his era would love to have the control over their catalog that he enjoys.

 

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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 10:44 AM
It's a sad commentary on the state of music today. Nobody is buying albums anymore. Even a lot of album sales numbers are just single sales. If people download 10 of your songs from one album, even if it is the same song 10 times it is counted as an album sale.

The digital era has taken away the fun of album/CD collecting. Today you can get everything right now whenever you want it which in a way is great, but you lose that trip to the record store and looking through the releases and possibly even hearing something while you are in there that turns you on to something new.

 

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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 11:03 AM
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It's a sad commentary on the state of music today. Nobody is buying albums anymore. Even a lot of album sales numbers are just single sales. If people download 10 of your songs from one album, even if it is the same song 10 times it is counted as an album sale.

The digital era has taken away the fun of album/CD collecting. Today you can get everything right now whenever you want it which in a way is great, but you lose that trip to the record store and looking through the releases and possibly even hearing something while you are in there that turns you on to something new.


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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 03:53 PM
Thanks for posting this article.

Bob Seger covers the Allmans on the album Back in '72.

 

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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 04:42 PM
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Thanks for posting this article.

Bob Seger covers the Allmans on the album Back in '72.
He could have done much better : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm7wZ42Qqks

 

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  posted on 4/1/2017 at 07:45 PM
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It's a sad commentary on the state of music today. Nobody is buying albums anymore. Even a lot of album sales numbers are just single sales. If people download 10 of your songs from one album, even if it is the same song 10 times it is counted as an album sale.

The digital era has taken away the fun of album/CD collecting. Today you can get everything right now whenever you want it which in a way is great, but you lose that trip to the record store and looking through the releases and possibly even hearing something while you are in there that turns you on to something new.


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Yep. People miss out on the vibe of talking music with others too. Had many a great discussion back in the day. A few even led to some impromptu partying in the local parking lot after

 

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  posted on 4/4/2017 at 12:56 PM
Pre Live Bullet/Night Moves Seger is great! I've got everything except Noah. Seven, Back in 72, Smokin OP's, Mongrel... I love them all. I'm feeling some Deja Vu as I think I've said this before here, but Seger used to write some great protest songs before he went in that Adult Contemporary direction. 1996's It's a Mystery was sort of a return to the old days with a couple new rockin protest songs like Hands in the Air and Revisionism Street. I'd recommmend the old stuff before getting his new album Ride Out which I thought was complete crap.

 

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  posted on 4/5/2017 at 12:18 PM
What a great read. I could relate so much to the author....I'm probably just a couple years younger. Being a part of the Columbia Record club, gathering my money and spending hours going through the records at the record shop to sometimes only buy 1. Trying to figure out what all those pre-Live Bullet Seger albums were all about.

It's weird how much Seger has fallen off the map. You still hear the song Night Moves regularly on classic rock stations but not much else. He took off from his career in the mid-90s to be with his family and it's hard to argue with his priorities. He should be able to retire off what he made from Chevy commercials alone.

I got to see him in 1986 and they were great. I missed his last couple returns to Atlanta but I heard he still puts on a strong show (despite not having the same range or power). His canon is deep and it would be a shame if it was lost to time and neglect.

 

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