CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #10 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Bob Seger (vocals, guitar); Drew Abbott (guitar); Alto Reed (saxophone); Chris Campbell (bass); David Teegarden (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Pete Carr, Jimmy Johnson (guitar); Barry Beckett, Dr. John (piano); Paul Harris (piano, organ); Randy McCormick (organ); Bill Payne (keyboards); Doug Riley (synthesizer); David Hood (bass); Roger Hawkins (drums, percussion); Sam Clayton (percussion); Timothy B. Schmit, Laura Creamer, Linda Dillard, Ginger Blake, Don Henley, Glenn Frey (background vocals).
Producers: Bob Seger, Punch, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Bill Szymczyk.
Engineers: John Arrias, Steve Melton, Bill Szymczyk.
Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama; and Bayshore Studios, Coconut Grove, Florida.
After several straight-ahead rock releases helped establish Bob Seger as one of America's top rockers in the late '70s, he opened up the next decade on a quieter note, 1980's AGAINST THE WIND. Another big hit, WIND finds Seger at his most reflective, with ballads and country-influenced compositions making up most of the album.
The best examples of Seger's new '80s direction can be sampled in the album's best cut, the heartfelt title track. Other highlights included the ballads "Shinin' Brightly" and "No Man's Land," making AGAINST THE WIND another highly recommended Bob Seger release.