LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years, Face The Promise, lands on the Billboard 200 album chart at #4 with over 150,000 SoundScan units sold. This marks the highest chart debut for the legendary rocker. Following their first ever national television performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will appear on Late Show with David Letterman, September 27th and The View, September 28th. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060920/LAW056 ) Embraced by fans and critics throughout the country, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee's return has prompted Rolling Stone to say, "Seger offers more dead-on renderings of his Michigan-sired rock as though it's the hottest new style in town ... Seger fearlessly remains Seger." USA Today observed, "the champion of Old Time Rock & Roll is making good-time rock'n'roll with the same heartland hardiness." Face The Promise chronicles both the heartbreaking and heartening truths of the American experience, tackling such diverse subjects as technology, consumerism, the war in Iraq, ecology and the fleeting nature of love and life. It features 11 Seger originals (including a duet with Patty Loveless) plus one rockin' cover song: Vince Gill's "Real Mean Bottle." Seger is joined by fellow Michigan native Kid Rock on the song, which Gill wrote about Merle Haggard. Face The Promise is also available in a special CD/DVD edition which features a brief historical look at Seger, a segment on the making of Face The Promise, the music videos for "Like A Rock" and "The Fire Inside," and rare live historical performance footage ("Still The Same" and "Hollywood Nights") from a 1978 San Diego concert. Seger's 1994 Greatest Hits has perennially been a Top 10 seller in an unbroken 616-week run on Billboard's pop catalog chart, R.I.A.A. certified 8x Platinum, a clear indication that such vivid tales of working class lives as "Night Moves," "Turn The Page," "Old Time Rock & Roll," "Against The Wind," and "Mainstreet" resonate as much now as when they were first recorded. With Face The Promise, this masterful storyteller begins a new chapter, extending his legacy into the 21st century.
SOURCE Capitol Records