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Heavy Music - The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

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Bob Seger has been stubbornly reticent about the distiribution of his catalog in the wake of the CD and the rise of streaming services, so the issue of his early output on Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967 is a sign of astute archiving. Ten tracks on a single disc isn't usually a treasure trove, at least on the surface, but the reality is this constitutes a comprehensive collection befitting its title, its music remastered by Robert Vosgian (for ...

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Bob Seger: Live Bullet and Nine Tonight Reissues

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After years as a regionally-based cult figure from Detroit, Bob Seger and his music didn't change all that dramatically, at least on the surface, when Night Moves (Capitol, 1975) launched him into the mainstream popularity he maintains to this day. He merely altered the emphasis he placed on ballads versus up-tempo material. That he continues to fill arenas (and be compelled to add more tour stops) with aging album-rock fans, who enjoy nothing more than hearing his litany ...