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Format: CD
Sku: 202751271
UPC: 093624428527
UPC 14: 00093624428527
Release Date: 7/25/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Saving Grace ~ Tom Petty
2. Square One ~ Tom Petty
3. Flirting With Time ~ Tom Petty
4. Down South ~ Tom Petty
5. Jack ~ Tom Petty
6. Turn This Car Around ~ Tom Petty
7. Big Weekend ~ Tom Petty
8. Night Driver ~ Tom Petty
9. Damaged By Love ~ Tom Petty
10. This Old Town ~ Tom Petty
11. Ankle Deep ~ Tom Petty
12. Golden Rose, The ~ Tom Petty
 
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Tom Petty's third album without the Heartbreakers, 2006's Highway Companion, finds the revered singer-songwriter reuniting with fellow Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne (formerly of Electric Light Orchestra) for the first time since their fruitful late-1980s/early-'90s collaborations, which yielded Full Moon Fever (Petty's initial solo outing) and Into The Great Wide Open. The resulting record recalls the former disc in particular, albeit with a shimmering 21st-century sound, helping Petty's ever-charming, traditionally minded aesthetic to sound fresh three decades into his career. Highlights of Companion include the hard-edged "Saving Grace," the gentle "Square One," and the twangy "Big Weekend," which wonderfully showcase the rock, folk, and alt-country sides of this dynamic artist, respectively. As on past joint projects, Lynne's more ornate inclinations are perfectly tempered by Petty's no-frills approach, allowing the latter's distinctively plaintive vocals to rise over the surprisingly straightforward arrangements. Arguably Petty's best album since '94's revered Wildflowers, Highway Companion is an assured set of songs by one of America's finest rock artists.

"Showing a growing disillusionment with the promise of freedom, Highway Companion, Petty's first solo effort in 12 years, is also his most personal and heartfelt to date  Sven Philipp - Billboard

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, electric piano, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Tom Petty (bass guitar); Jeff Lynne (guitar, autoharp, keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals); Mike Campbell (guitar, vibraphone).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Ryan Ulyate.
Muze PNote Recording information: Bungalow Palace; Shoreline Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Danny Clinch.
Muze PNote Tom Petty's third album without the Heartbreakers, 2006's HIGHWAY COMPANION, finds the revered singer-songwriter reuniting with fellow Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne (formerly of Electric Light Orchestra) for the first time since their fruitful late-1980s/early-'90s collaborations, which yielded FULL MOON FEVER (Petty's initial solo outing) and INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN. The resulting record recalls the former disc in particular, albeit with a shimmering 21st-century sound, helping Petty's ever-charming, traditionally minded aesthetic to sound fresh three decades into his career. Highlights of COMPANION include the hard-edged "Saving Grace," the gentle "Square One," and the twangy "Big Weekend," which wonderfully showcase the rock, folk, and alt-country sides of this dynamic artist, respectively. As on past joint projects, Lynne's more ornate inclinations are perfectly tempered by Petty's no-frills approach, allowing the latter's distinctively plaintive vocals to rise over the surprisingly straightforward arrangements. Arguably Petty's best album since '94's revered WILDFLOWERS, HIGHWAY COMPANION is an assured set of songs by one of America's finest rock artists.

Producer: Tom Petty; Jeff Lynne; Tom Petty; Mike Campbell; Jeff Lynne

Engineer: Ryan Ulyate; Steve McGrath; Ryan Ulyate

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Associated Artists and Works

Unchained ~ Cash, Johnny
Heartbreakers (Tom Petty) (The)
On, Pickin'
Pickin' On

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/24/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9362442852
Music Label Name Label : American Recordings (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624428527

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.94)
- 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "His songs are filled with images of motion, travel and the road; the sharpest writing appears in the cryptic, evocative 'Down South'..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.67)
- "[T]hese songs are, in their melancholic way, quite excellent, with Petty demonstrating a creative joie de vivre even when spinning tales decidedly lacking in joie." -- Grade: A-

Q (p.110)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] has the reassuring purr of a vintage Cadillac being given its annual spin along a coast road."

Q (p.116)
- Ranked #81 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."

Uncut (p.84)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's no doubt he's re-energised. Musically and textually, this instant classic introduces the theme of motion, locating HIGHWAY COMPANION on a highway that leads nowhere certain."

No Depression (p.118)
- "HIGHWAY COMPANION is a polished, patient work by an artist who still loves a good twang but is too honest to hang on to old poses..."

Bio

Tom Petty

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a popular American musician, known for his album-oriented, classicist rock'n'roll. He has also produced numerous hit singles, such as "American Girl", "Free Fallin'", "Into the Great Wide Open" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance", most of which remain heavily played on mainstream radio. Despite this success, Petty is also a vocal critic of the modern recording industry, and the disintegration of independent radio stations.

Petty has been supported by his band The Heartbreakers for the majority of his career. He has occasionally released solo work, as is the case with his most recent effort, 2006's Highway Companion, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself.

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Petty,Tom
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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