Billy Joel’s single “Goodnight Saigon” was taken from his album called THE NYLON CURTAIN that was produced by the great Phil Ramone.
“Even Now” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band came from a huge album called THE DISTANCE.
Oddly, neither one of these singles were big hits.
“Goodnight Saigon” may have been too heavy in its lyrical content. It was the story of Marines bonding and just looking for a way to survive in Vietnam.
While Bob Seger’s album THE DISTANCE made it to number 5 on the Billboard charts, “Even Now” didn’t come close to becoming a hit single. One other oddity about THE DISTANCE is that it was the very last album that was also released in 8 track form. Bob insisted on it, thinking that some of his fans might still only have 8 track players.