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Third Man Records is ecstatic to partner with Bob Seger’s camp in the first vinyl reissue of Bob Seger System’s “2+2=?” in nearly four decades. Remastered directly from the analog tapes by Robert Vosgien and cut by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering, this is also notable as one of the first commercial TMR releases to be manufactured at Third Man’s new pressing plant in Detroit.
As the debut release under the Bob Seger System moniker, “2+2=?” is a landmark moment in the evolution and career of Bob Seger. The January 1968 release of “2+2=?“, Seger’s first single on Capitol Records, is an emotional, spirited anti-war protest delivered at the height of escalating tensions in Vietnam. Stylistically, the hypnotic, repetitive bass line is accented by a stinging fuzz guitar accompaniment, all paired with Seger’s signature vocal rasp.
Backed with the classic track “Ivory," this 7-inch single will feature artwork originally used on European picture sleeves for both songs.