Bob Seger Drops Cover Track Off Upcoming LP

Bob Seger has a new album coming out November 17th via Capitol Records entitled I Knew You When. According to Rolling Stone, which is dedicated to the Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Seger’s longtime friend and collaborator who died last year at age 67.

The article goes on to say, “I Knew You When contains Seger originals as well as multiple covers, including versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy” and Lou Reed’s “Busload of Faith” (which can be seen above). Reed’s track, which appeared on his 1989 album New York, was crunchy, conversational rock, but Seger’s rendition turns towards brassy gospel, with bright injections of horns and stirring harmonies.

The album comes in a standard edition, and there’s also a deluxe edition too. It nets you three extra songs including “Glenn Song” which is specifically dedicated to the late Eagle. Seger recorded I Knew You When in both Nashville and Detroit; he produced the album himself. It can be preordered here at his website.

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I Knew You When Track List:

1. “Gracile”
2. “Busload of Faith”
3. “The Highway”
4. “I Knew You When”
5. “I’ll Remember You”
6. “The Sea Inside”
7. “Marie”
8. “Runaway Train”
9. “Something More”
10. “Democracy”
11. “Forward Into The Past” (Deluxe Album only)
12. “Blue Ridge” (Deluxe Album only)
13. “Glenn Song” (Deluxe Album only)

Photo: By Adam Freese – Mitchell, SD (Flickr: 25-004) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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