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.
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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