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#1 User is offline   cdjungle1 

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:00 PM

I have a client that is saying that Seger released a box set titled "Looking Back" I can't find any info on it...anyone have any idea???? Thanks
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:03 PM

Seger and his management have never released a "boxed" set.
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:13 PM

Sadly your client is misinformed! I wish!!
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#4 User is offline   Urmel 

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  Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

View Postcdjungle1, on Dec 17 2006, 05:00 PM, said:

I have a client that is saying that Seger released a box set titled "Looking Back" I can't find any info on it...anyone have any idea???? Thanks



yep; you are right "cdjungle1" :lol: :lol: :lol:



Bob Seger - Lookin' Back: The Box

4 CD Compilation

This is a 4 disc compilation which I once had the chance to obtain. It contains a lot of unreleased and unavailable Seger stuff.
As it is extremely rare I didn't find any information about this specific box on the internet. However, I did a lot of research
trying to find out as much as possible about these recordings but it was pretty much impossible to find accurate information for
everything. The original CD covers of this release were not of any help either because they are incomplete and unprecise.



Some of my personal highlights are:

- "I Am Woman, You Are Man" - an unfinished song in the vein of "Jody Girl"
- "Fat Man in the Bathtub" - a rocking Little Feat cover
- "Yesterday Rules" - great ballad, should be part of the "Back to the Future" soundtrack
- "Carfax Abbey" - the most unusual Seger tune ever! A song about vampires...

Disc 1
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Disc 1: The Outtakes (Uncut, Part 1)


01. American Storm (take 1)
02. American Storm (unknown take)
03. American Storm (unedited master)
04. Blue Monday (take 6)
05. Blue Monday (take 7)
06. Blue Monday (take 8)
07. Blue Monday (take 9)
08. Blue Monday (take 11)
09. Blue Monday (take 12)
10. The Fat Man (take 7)
11. Reckless Heart
12. The Ring (alternate version w/ extra verse)
13. Roll Me Away (short instrumental)
14. Shame on the Moon (unedited master)
15. Sometimes (instrumental)
16. The Ring (extended instrumental version)
17. The Ring (instrumental)
18. Living Inside My Heart (unedited master)
19. Blue Monday (take 13)


Tracks 1-3, 11, 12, 15-18 recorded during the sessions for "Like a Rock" in 1985/1986
Tracks 4-10, 19 recorded during the "Blue Monday" sessions in 1988
Tracks 13 and 14 recorded during the sessions for "The Distance" in 1982 (?)


Disc 2
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Disc 2: The Outtakes (Uncut, Part 2)


01. C'est La Vie (unedited master)
02. C'est La Vie (instrumental)
03. Elevator Button (short Instrumental)
04. The Fat Man (take 8)
05. The Fat Man (unknown take)
06. The Fat Man (take 9)
07. Hey Hey Hey Hey
08. House Behind a House (short instrumental)
09. Makin' Thunderbirds (unedited master)
10. Real at the Time (Solo acoustic)
11. Air Force ROTC radio spot 1971
12. Sometimes (instrumental)
13. This Old House
14. Understanding (rehearsal)
15. Understanding (unedited master)
16. Understanding (unknown take 2)
17. Understanding (unknown take 3)
18. Wildfire (instrumental)
19. Wildfire (take 1)
20. Wildfire (take 2)
21. Wildfire (take 1) [diff. source]
22. The Lonely One (Solo acoustic)


Tracks 1, 2, 4-7 recorded during the "Blue Monday" sessions in 1988
Tracks 3, 8, 9 recorded during the sessions for "The Distance" in 1982 (?)
Tracks 10 and 22 from "The Timothy White Sessions", Chicago, IL, December 16, 1991
Track 11: Radio spot from 1971
Tracks 12, 18-21 recorded during the sessions for "Like a Rock" in 1985/1986
Tracks 14-17 probably recorded during the "Distance" sessions in 1982 (?)


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Disc 3: The Early Years 1965-1974


01. Ballad of the Yellow Beret
02. Chain Smokin'
03. Lookin' Back
04. Heavy Music Pt. II
05. See Me in the Morning (live)
06. Sock It to Me, Santa
07. Ivory
08. Persecution Smith
09. East Side Story
10. Florida Time
11. This Old House
12. Don't Burn Down the Bridge (live)
13. Still Water
14. I Am Woman, You Are Man
15. Vagrant Winter
16. All Your Love (live) [incomplete]
17. School Teacher (master)
18. T.G.I.F.
19. Turn on Your Love Light (edited version)
20. Turn the Page (studio version)


Tracks 1-4, 6-11, 15, 18 are early singles
Tracks 5, 12, 16 recorded live at the Orphanage Club, San Francisco, CA, May 14, 1974
Tracks 13 and 14 recorded in 1971


Disc 4
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Disc 4: The Outtakes (Redux)


01. American Storm (unedited master)
02. Fat Man in the Bathtub (live)
03. Dark Eyes (solo)
04. Hey Hey Hey Hey
05. Reckless Heart
06. Shame on the Moon (unedited master)
07. The Fat Man
08. Lock & Load (extended version)
09. The Ring (Alternate version w/ extra verse)
10. The Long Way Home (alternate take)
11. Wildfire
12. Yesterday Rules
13. Can't Hit the Corners No More (edited version)
14. A Man Broken (solo)
15. Carfax Abbey
16. The Ring (instrumental)



Tracks 1, 5, 9, 11, 16 recorded during the sessions for "Like a Rock" in 1985/1986
Track 2 supposedly recorded live in 1996 (?)
Tracks 3 and 14 from "The Timothy White Sessions", Chicago, IL, December 16, 1991
Tracks 4 and 7 recorded during the "Blue Monday" sessions in 1988
Track 8 recorded during the "It's a Mystery" sessions in 1995 (?)
Track 10 recorded during the sessions for "The Fire Inside" in 1990
Track 12 recorded live at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Sartoga, NY, August 11, 1986
Track 15 probably recorded in 1973/1974
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:33 PM

Looks like a bootleg to me....a well put together bootleg, but a boot just the same. Notice no record company logo or catalog numbers on the cds? That's a pretty good indication. Can't tell by the pictures but the edge of the cds look kinda greenish like they were cd-r's which would be the real giveaway.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:07 PM

Nothing I don't have. This is made up from several different boots.
I've heard "Distant Shore" is out there somewhere, but I've never seen it included anywhere.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:15 AM

The artwork and collection of tunes looks great.I know a Seger fan who enjoys doing this sort of artwork and it looks remarkably familiar to some other work Ive seen him do.Is it your creation Alex?
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:30 PM

I have honestly no idea of what you are talking about, Gary. :lol:
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  Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:53 PM

Looks like a pretty good collection of songs on there. I'm sure if was ever officially released and saw the light of day, this collection would put a serious dent into Bob Seger's vast unreleased library of songs. However as well intended as it might be I think this collection could've been whittled down to 2 CD's worth of songs. I mean does anybody other then the true "completest" really need multiple versions of the same song(s)?
Its ironic that these type of bootlegs rarely see the light of day. Bob & Capital Records can scream all day long about the legalities of these recordings(they have the right to do so) yet, neither choose to officially release their own sanctioned copy for public consumption. Hey if they wont do anything, others will fill the void themselves. Still a bootleg recording such as this is a true rarity because I've seen very few if any Bob Seger bootleg material for sale anywhere, including ebay. For a guy who at one time was seen neck and neck with Bruce Springsteen in terms of popularity & record sales, Bob has very few bootleg traded music in circulation. In fact I think Bob, his record company & lastly the moderators of this forum have nothing to worry about it terms of a underground of pirated material illegally changing hands without their permission because the problem doesn't exist at all. But if it did, its a t such a small level that its not worth anyone's precious time to deal with. Hey, you got to pick your battles folks!
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:42 AM

Hi there, Would a new one like me be welcome here?
Thanks so much in deed. :lol:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:35 PM

Hi sonbob and welcome to the official Bob Seger discussion forums!
Of course you are welcome here. The only requirement for being welcome is that you like Bob Seger's music or have an interest in his works.
If you have questions, please ask. Might be nobody can answer, but it will stir up interesting discussion. And if you have valid information you would like to share, please do so.
Mark D.
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:09 AM

hey i love bob seger specially american storm




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  Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

In my opinion Bob probably wont release a box set of his music until after he's gone and then it will be done at the bequest of the Estate of Bob Seger. I base my opinion on his curent track record to date that Bob hasn't done much in the way to successfully promote himself up to this point in time. Also his steadfast refusal to put any of his music, save Little Drummer Boy, on iTUNES and embracing new music delivery methods mp3's, etc further show any forward movement on his part. His response that all his music was meant to be enjoyed in its entirety in the order recorded makes me wonder why he even bothered with releasing his 2 greatest hits CD's to begin with? Lastly his refusal to release any & all his recorded material prior to 1975 is a clear indication that he refuses to acknowledge those recordings existence.
I know this isn't the answer you want to hear about his but I just call it as I see it. Still I wouldn't mind being wrong, I'd love to see a well executed career spanding retrospective from Bob but I just don't think its going to happen any time soon.
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