Bill DeYoung caught up with Tom Petty during his fertile collaborative period with Bob Dylan, but most of their talk went unpublished. Until now.
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Released on June 15, 2010, Tom Petty’s ‘Mojo’ built off a rootsy foundation, extending their reign as the most sophisticated garage band in America.
A late-1980s introduction to Jeff Lynne forged some of the best-selling music of Tom Petty’s career. They also became life-long friends.
Tom Petty enthuses about the Traveling Wilburys off-handed creative spark, saying they’d record a track, then write the lyrics over dinner.
They memorably recorded two albums together with the Traveling Wilburys.
This is the best collection of songs they have put together in years.
Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.
The Heartbreakers offer plenty of edge, but what stands out is what’s not there this time.
Tom Petty said his new album was going to rock. And, it’s clear now, he meant it.
Did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fall into “the second-album dilemma”?