Bob Seger x Third Man Records Reissue “2+2=?” Limited Edition Vinyl

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2017

THIRD MAN RECORDS TO REISSUE BOB SEGER SYSTEM’S “2+2=?” FOR RECORD STORE DAY

Third Man Records is ecstatic to partner with the Seger camp in the first vinyl reissue of Bob Seger System’s “2+2=?” in nearly four decades. Remastered directly from the analog tapes by Robert Vosgien and cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering, Third Man will release a limited edition yellow-colored vinyl version for Record Store Day, April 22nd, with a standard black vinyl version to follow. Fittingly, both versions are being manufactured at Third Man’s new pressing plant in Detroit.

As the debut release under the Bob Seger System moniker, “2+2=?” is a landmark moment in the evolution and career of Bob Seger. The January 1968 release of “2+2=?”, Seger’s first single on Capitol Records, is an emotional, spirited anti-war protest delivered at the height of escalating tensions in Vietnam. Stylistically, the hypnotic, repetitive bass line is accented by a stinging fuzz guitar accompaniment, all paired with Seger’s signature vocal rasp.

Backed with the classic track “Ivory”, this 7-inch single will feature artwork originally used on European picture sleeves for both songs.

Read more in the Detroit News: Jack White issuing Bob Seger single on Record Store Day

Hear Bob Seger’s New Tribute Song to Glenn Frey

Via Andy Greene at Rolling Stone:

‘Glenn Song’ is being given away for free on Seger’s website to honor Frey on the one year anniversary of his death

About four months ago, Bob Seger went down to Nashville’s Ocean Way studios to record a song he’d written about his late friend Glenn Frey. “It’s obviously not meant to be a hit,” he says. “There’s no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met.”

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Bob Seger to Be Named Legend of Live at Billboard Touring Awards

“Bob Seger is one of the most enduring live acts of all time and we are thrilled to honor him as our 2015 Legend of Live,” said Ray Waddell, executive director, content and programming for Touring & Live Entertainment, Billboard. “While he has written and recorded some of the most beloved songs in rock history, Mr. Seger spent years grinding it out in the Midwest before he exploded into the national consciousness with one of the greatest live albums ever in 1975’s Live Bullet. He has been packing arenas ever since, right through his triumphant 2014-2015 Ride Out tour and is a true Legend of Live.”

To read the full article in Billboard, click here.

NIGHT MOVES IS BACK

“It is simply one of the best albums of the year. Night Moves offers rock & roll in the classic mold: bold, aggressive and grandiloquent.”

— Rolling Stone, 1976

LOS ANGELES, CA —   Capitol Records recording artist Bob Seger’s classic album, Night Moves, makes its debut on 180-gram vinyl on June 16, 2015.  Seger’s breakthrough album, powerful and personal, is the newest vinyl reissue addition to the GRAMMY® Award-winning rocker’s extraordinary catalogue.
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CMT Performance of the Year!

Bob Seger & Jason Aldean win 2015 CMT Performance of the Year for their duet of Bob’s classic tune “Turn the Page,” on the CMT Crossroads series. To watch the award winning performance, click here. Thanks everyone for all your support!

FORBES: How To Sell Out Arenas 50 Years From Now, According To Bob Seger

“…This weekend I went to see Bob Seger perform at The Forum in Los Angeles… The 18,000-seat venue was filled to the rafters…”

“…How many artists experiencing their first hits today will still be able to sell out an arena in 2065? Following the example set by Seger would certainly increase Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea’s odds…”

Here are seven things any current artist could learn from Bob Seger about career longevity:

Deliver: “There was not a moment at the Forum where it felt like Seger was resting on his laurels, even when performing signature songs like “Night Moves” that he has played thousands of times by now. More importantly, he still sounded great, sustaining high notes if not with ease, with a still strong ability. He has said that he will let his voice determine how long he remains on the road. If the Forum show was any indication, he’s not going away any time soon.”

– Melinda Newman, Forbes Magazine

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REVIEW: A Muscle Car of Rock Still Purrs & Roars

“But the show’s spirit was personal, not political. Grizzled yet smiling and robust, with his stalwart voice and vigorous band, Mr. Seger and his songs promised that it’s possible to look back, with and without regrets, yet still live fully in the present.”
-Jon Pareles, New York Times

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