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"Early Seger" Release Date, Track Listing Revealed

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Bob Seger has announced a Nov. 24 release date and a retail exclusive for his new "Early Seger, Vol. 1" archival album.

"Early Seger" will go on sale Nov. 27 exclusively at Meijer stores and then become available Nov. 30 via his official web site. Portions of the album's 10 tracks are currently streaming at www.bobseger.com.

The 10-track collection features a number of songs that have been out of print for many years, including covers of the Allman Brothers Band's "Midnight Rider" and Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter," "Get Out of Denver," "Someday," "U.M.C. (Upper Middle Class)," "Long Song Comin' " and "Days When the Rain Would Come." The album also includes three previously unreleased songs -- "Star Tonight," "Gets Ya Pumpin' " and "Wildfire."

Seger enhanced some of the recordings with new sessions at Kid Rock's studio in Clarkston in September and October, bringing in Jimmy McCarty of Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels, the Rockets, Mystery Train and Helldriver to re-record his "Get Out of Denver" solo and the Motor City Horns to add brass to some tracks.

"Early Seger" is the Detroit Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's first release since "Face the Promise" in 2006. There's no word about future volumes in the series, and live performances to promote the album seem unlikely.

Web Site: www.bobseger.com

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