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It's a Mystery is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Seger, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music).

It's a Mystery
Bob Seger - It's a Mystery.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 24, 1995
ProducerBob Seger
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band chronology
Greatest Hits
It's a Mystery
Greatest Hits 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Despite hit singles and fan favorites such as "Lock and Load," "Manhattan," and "Hands in the Air," the album charted at #27 on The Billboard charts. This was Seger's lowest chart position since 1976's Live Bullet which charted at #34 on the Billboard 200.

It's a Mystery was Seger's last album before taking a hiatus from the music industry in order to be with his family. He would return in 2006 with the album Face the Promise.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Bob Seger, except where noted.

1."Rite of Passage" 3:51
2."Lock and Load"Craig Frost, Tim Mitchell, Seger4:55
3."By the River" 3:26
4."Manhattan" 5:22
5."I Wonder" 4:06
6."It's a Mystery" 4:18
7."Revisionism Street"Frost, Mitchell, Seger3:48
8."Golden Boy" 2:25
9."I Can't Save You Angeline" 3:56
10."16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six"Tom Waits4:20
11."West of the Moon" 4:37
12."Hands in the Air"Frost, Mitchell, Seger4:45




Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1995 The Billboard 200 27

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Lock and Load" Mainstream Rock Tracks 22
1996 "Hands in the Air" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: It's a Mystery > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2011.