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Beautiful Loser is the eighth studio album by American rock artist Bob Seger, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). This album marked Seger's return to Capitol Records after a four-year split. His previous record with Capitol was Brand New Morning in 1971.

Beautiful Loser
Bob Seger - Beautiful Loser.jpg
Studio album by Bob Seger
Released April 1975
Studio Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama
Genre Rock
Length 33:01
Label Capitol
Producer Bob Seger, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Punch Andrews
Bob Seger chronology
Seven
(1974)Seven1974
Beautiful Loser
(1975)
Live Bullet
(1976)Live Bullet1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The album relied mostly on session musicians from the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, but the Silver Bullet Band members were used separately on some songs and together on "Nutbush City Limits," a cover song of the hit by Ike & Tina Turner.

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Bob Seger, except "Nutbush City Limits", written by Tina Turner.

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Beautiful Loser" 3:29
2. "Black Night" 3:24
3. "Katmandu" 6:09
4. "Jody Girl" 3:41
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "Travelin' Man" 2:41
2. "Momma" 3:22
3. "Nutbush City Limits" 3:57
4. "Sailing Nights" 3:18
5. "Fine Memory" 2:56

Note

  • The liner notes credit "Nutbush City Limits" to the Silver Bullet Band, while the album as a whole is credited to only Bob Seger.

PersonnelEdit

Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (all tracks except tracks 4 and 7)

Muscle Shoals Horn Section (track 3)

  • Harrison Calloway - trumpet
  • Ron Eades - baritone saxophone
  • Charles Rose - trombone
  • Harvey Thompson - tenor saxophone

Silver Bullet Band (track 7)

  • Drew Abbott - guitar
  • Chris Campbell - bass guitar
  • Charlie Martin - drums
  • Robin Robbins - organ

Additional musicians

  • Drew Abbott - guitar (tracks 2, 3)
  • Kenny Bell - guitar (track 3)
  • Pete Carr - guitar solo (track 6)
  • Tom Cartmell - saxophone (track 7)
  • Paul Kingery - guitar solo (track 7)
  • Robyn Robbins - mellotron (track 4)
  • Bob Seger - guitar (tracks 4, 5, 9), slide guitar (track 3), harmonica (track 3), piano (track 4)
  • Stoney & Rocky - background vocals (track 3)

Production

  • Punch Andrews - production (tracks 4 and 7 only), mixing
  • Jim Bruzzesse - engineering
  • Jerry Masters - engineering
  • Steve Melton - engineering
  • Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section - production (all tracks except 4 and 7)
  • Bob Seger - production (all tracks), mixing
  • Greg Smith - engineering

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 131

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Katmandu" Billboard Hot 100 43
1975 "Beautiful Loser" Billboard Hot 100 103
1976 "Nutbush City Limits" Billboard Hot 100 69

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Bob Seger: Beautiful Loser > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.