Capitol Records/UMe have announced the debut of Bob Seger’s official artist channel on YouTube with the premiere of the brand new video for his legendary hit ‘Night Moves.’ You can check it out below.
The video is the first of a series of lyric videos Capitol is producing to highlight Seger’s classic hits. One of the Detroit rocker’s most popular tracks, ‘Night Moves’ was named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
‘Night Moves’ was originally the lead single and titular song from Seger’s ninth studio album which was released on Capitol Records in 1976. Seger wrote the song as a coming of age tale about adolescent love and adult memory of it. It was based on Seger’s own teenage love affair he experienced in the early 1960s. It took him six months to write and was recorded quickly at Nimbus Nine Studios in Toronto, Ontario, with producer Jack Richardson. As much of Seger’s Silver Bullet Band had returned home by this point, the song was recorded with several local session musicians.
Released as a single in December 1976, ‘Night Moves’ reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Seger’s first hit single since ‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’ from 1969. It also charted at number five in Canada and was a top 25 hit in Australia. The song was responsible for transforming Seger from being a popular regional favourite into a national star.
The Bob Seger Official Artist Channel will also premiere rare and classic Seger music videos restored for the first time in HD, and feature custom playlists of Seger’s catalogue in HD quality audio, fan generated videos, as well as rare and unreleased content. Fans around the world can share their favourite Seger stories on the channel’s Community page.
Seger is an inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 2015 Billboard Legend of Live honoree’s catalogue has sold over 53 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 8 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards. Seger’s 72 date ‘Roll Me Away’ tour wrapped up in Philadelphia on 1 November , with the star having performed for nearly one million fans along the way.