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On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Riva” label released “A Night on the Town”, the seventh Rod Stewart album. It was recorded December 1975 – April 1976, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, “Criteria” in  Miami” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett– guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Tommy Vig, Joe Lala– percussion
  • Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Tower of Power Horn section – French horn
  • Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Mark Barkan
  3. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  4. The Wild Side of Life – Arlie Carter, William Warren
  5. Trade Winds – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Palladium” label released “Back in ’72”, the sixth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Paradise Studios” in Tijuana, Oklahoma, “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, Alabama, and was produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger.

Personnel:

  • Bob Seger – guitar, vocals, mixing, design
  • Jack Ashford– maracas, marimba, tambourine
  • Barry Beckett– organ, piano, electric piano
  • Philip Bliss – steel guitar, vocals
  • “Bonzo Eddie” Brown– conga
  • J. Cale, Pete Carr, Bill Mueller – guitar
  • Tommy Cartmell – flute, saxophone
  • Roger Hawkins, Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Sergio Pastora – conga, tambourine, timbales
  • Scherrie Payne, Luke Smith, Marcy Levy– background vocals
  • Dick Sims – organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet, pedal bass
  • Jim Bruzzese, John LeMay, Jerry Masters, Greg Miller – engineers
  • Punch Andrews, Jim Bruzzese – mixing
  • Thomas Weschler, Christopher Wharf – design
  • Thomas Weschler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  2. So I Wrote You a Song
  3. Stealer – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  4. Rosalie
  5. Turn the Page
  6. Back in ‘72
  7. Neon Sky
  8. I’ve Been Working – Van Morrison
  9. I’ve Got Time