EMI Australia Won’t Release Bob Seger Album
Bob Seger Ride Out

EMI Australia Won’t Release Bob Seger Album

by Paul Cashmere on November 18, 2014

in New Music,News

EMI Australia will not be releasing the new Bob Seger album ‘Ride Out’.

‘Ride Out’ was released on EMI’s Capitol label in the USA on October 14. The album debuted at no. 3 on the American album chart.

‘Ride Out’ even has an Australian connection. Bob Seger has covered Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson’s ‘Adam and Eve’ for the record.

The decision by EMI not to release a Bob Seger record in Australia is totally bizarre. Seger is a major star in Australia. He has had seven Top 30 albums in Australia including ‘The Bob Seger Collection’ (no 1, 1979) and ‘Against The Wind’ (no 6, 1980) as well as ‘Night Moves’ (no 13, 1977), ‘Stranger In Town’ (no 12, 1978), ‘Nine Tonight’ (no 22, 1981), ‘The Distance’ (no 13, 1983) and ‘Like A Rock’ (no 24, 1986).

Seger’s Top 40 hits in Australia include ‘Night Moves’, ‘Still The Same’, ‘Hollywood Nights’, ‘We’ve Got Tonite’, ‘Fire Lake’, ‘Shame On The Moon’, ‘Old Time Rock and Roll’ and ‘Shakedown’.

Bob Seger is also in tour mode with word that Australia may also see its very first Bob Seger tour in 2015.

Considering the popularity of Bob Seger and his daily play nationally on classic rock radio in Australia the decision to not release such a major’s artists new release is very strange indeed.

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