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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Discography

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Data

Released October 1979
Genre Rock
Price 14.49 USD
Length 36:40
Number of discs 1
Label Backstreet / MCA Records
Tags Tom Petty Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Mike Campbell Benmont Tench Ron Blair Stan Lynch

Review

The Billboard Review
Originally reviewed for week ending 11/3/79

Petty debuts on the Backstreet label with nine fresh urgently sounding rockers, all containing invigorating melodies and layered textures. Petty's sound at times is reminiscent of the Byrds, an obvious influence, yet also manages to forge his own identifiable sound. Petty plays 12 and six-string guitars, harmonica and carries the lead vocals in his own commanding way. Musical support comes from his band consisting of Benmont Tench, keyboards; Mike Campbell, guitar; Stan Lynch, drums and Ron Blair, bass. A thoroughly satisfying effort that should greatly expand the audience that Petty established with his first two albums. Best cuts: "Don't Do Me Like That," "Here Comes My Girl," "Even The Losers," "You Tell Me." Dealers: Expect immediate radio acceptance on this eagerly awaited release.

Release Date: October 19, 1979

RIAA Certified Gold: February, 25 1980
RIAA Certified Platinum: February, 27 1980 (Band's First!)
RIAACertified Platinum (2X) October 12, 1984 (Band's First!)
Chart Info: Billboard Magazine #5 Top Pop Albums 1980

Producer(s): Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine

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