Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers CD (2002)

Artist: Tom Petty

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Released in 1976, the debut, self-titled album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers features the band at the start of something big, with the songs "Rockin' Around (with You)," "Breakdown," and "American Girl."

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Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 60555001
UPC 081227817725
UPC 14 00081227817725
Format CD
Release Date 5/7/2002
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Author Tom Petty
Compilation Appearance Fm
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Compilation Appearance Bella Donna
Technical Info
Engineer Joe Gastwirt
Producer Denny Cordell
CatalogID 8122781772
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 05/06/2002
Original Release 1976
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 30m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227817725
Album Notes and Credits
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mike Campbell (guitar); Ron Blair (cello, bass); Benmont Tench (piano, organ); Stan Lynch (drums).
Recorded at the Shelter Studio, Hollywood, California. Originally released on Shelter (52006). Includes liner notes by Bill Flanagan.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The debut of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers came at a crucial time in American rock & roll history. Punk hadn't hit yet, and bloated rock dinosaurs like Bad Company and their ilk were still making life miserable for real rock & rollers. All the first generation roots-rock bands were gone. Petty's appearance marked the return of pure, unpretentious rock & roll that wasn't afraid to wear its '60s influences on its sleeve. The band's eponymous first album is full of Byrdsian ringing guitars, Dylan/McGuinn-style drawling vocals and pure pop hooks of the kind that hadn't been heard since the first Big Star album (and how many people heard Big Star at the time?). Petty also proved himself to be a world class pop songsmith on instant classics like "American Girl" and "Breakdown."
Professional Reviews
Q (9/91) - 3 Stars - Good - "...two stand-outs ("Breakdown" & "American Girl")..."
Uncut (8/02, p.114) - 5 out of 5 - "...Innocently infusing Southern psychedelia with a shot of poppy, punkish energy, Petty's debut was one of the 1976/7's ubiquitous LPs..."
Artist Bio
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersNot many artists can match Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' long record of commercial success along with a simultaneous period of creative growth and critical acclaim.In April 1996, Petty received UCLA's George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement. Previous recipients of the university's award include Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. Petty was the first artist of the rock era to earn this distinction. "I may not own any George and Ira Gershwin records," said Petty at the ceremony, "but I'm honored to be here and I want to thank my fans for showing up at my concerts from time to time."In 1999, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received their own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, an honor that acknowledges both their musical achievements and their humanitarian involvement with such organizations as Greenpeace, the National Veteran's Foundation, USA Harvest, Rock & Wrap It Up, and AmFAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research).Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers--hailing from Gainesville, Florida before officially forming in Los Angeles--kicked the musical doldrums of the mid-'70s in the face with their 1976 self-titled debut album. It featured a stripped-down-but-accomplished brand of rock that blended jumpy rhythm & blues rhythms, ringing guitars and keyboards, over which Petty grabbed listeners by their throats with his disarmingly blunt lyrics and extremely direct vocal style. Still, it took America a full year to catch up to the album.1978's follow up, You're Gonna Get It!, proved the debut album's intensity was no fluke. Marking the band's first gold album, it featured the singles "Listen to Her Heart" and "I Need to Know." Success followed success (including Tom's debut solo album and his appearances as a member of The Traveling Wilbury's, as well as more hits with The Heartbreakers).
Disc 1
1 Rockin' Around (With You)
2 Breakdown
3 Hometown Blues
4 Wild One, Forever
5 Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll
6 Strangered In The Night
7 Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)
8 Mystery Man
9 Luna
10 American Girl

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