Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.
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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”?
What a way to close their self-titled 1976 debut album.
The story of “Luna” begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shelter Records, with whom the Heartbreakers were signed when their eponymous debut was released, was founded and run by Denny Cordell (who produced the album) and Leon Russell
The guest-packed Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm represents yet another left turn in Joni Mitchell’s fabled career. Following the release of 1985′s strident and terse Dog Eat Dog, Mitchell and co-producer/bassist Larry Klein return with a lush, sophisticated and elegant work
Tom Petty sets the record straight with Paul Zollo in Conversations With Tom Petty, concerning a very particular label that is often cast upon the Heartbreakers: “We’re always referred to as a Southern band,” he says.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is, ultimately, an uneven record. Taking their official lineup into account, only eight of the ten tracks can really be considered Heartbreakers songs.
‘I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record’: Tom Petty previews the Heartbreakers’ upcoming Hypnotic Eye
Tom Petty says he had one main goal in putting together his first album in four years with the Heartbreakers: Getting back to basics.