Personnel: Bob Seger (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Kenny Bell, Pete Carr, Jimmy Johnson, Drew Abbott, Paul Kingery (guitar); Tom Cartmell (saxophone); Harvey Thompson (tenor saxophone); Ron Eades (baritone saxophone); Harrison Calloway (trumpet); Chales Rose (trombone); Barry Beckett (piano, organ, synthesizer); Spooner Oldham (piano, organ); Robin Robbins (organ, mellotron); David Hood, Chris Campbell (bass); Roger Hawkins (drums, percussion); Charlie Martin (drums); Stoney, Rocky (background vocals).
Producers: Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Punch Andrews, Bob Seger.
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, Alabama.
Personnel: Bob Seger (vocals).
Bob Seger's 1975 release, BEAUTIFUL LOSER, proved to be his best-received disc thus far, and would set the stage perfectly for the breakthrough success of his next release a year later, LIVE BULLET. The last Seger studio album released before he formed his famed backing group, the Silver Bullet Band, BEAUTIFUL LOSER includes several Seger standards.
Highlights are the fast-paced rocker "Katmandu," the ballad "Jody Girl," and the album-opening title track. While some of the songs would have been stronger with the Silver Bullet Band's presence (the blaring sax parts that would grace Bob's future albums are notably absent), BEAUTIFUL LOSER remains one of Seger's best pre-LIVE BULLET releases.