Rock Talk With Carter: Bob Seger’s 1980 Boston Garden Live Album Recording

by Alisha Jackson

On October 6th of 1980, Bob Seger played the second of three consecutive shows at the Boston Garden. Material was recorded for his live album, Nine Tonight, on all three nights.

Like the J. Geils Band, Seger recorded performances for his live album at both the Boston Garden and Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Carter attributes Seger and Peter Wolf’s recording choices to their shared revelation that some of the best audiences in America were in Boston and Detroit.

If you had the double vinyl of Nine Tonight, then you had the full 10:30 version of Seger’s Boston Garden performance of “Let It Rock”. However, if you purchased the remastered album on CD, then you only got to hear 5:58 of the original performance, because the full double vinyl could not fit onto two CDs.

To hear more about Seger’s legendary Garden performance, watch Carter’s Rock Talk video above!


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