180 Gram Vinyl Record
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are releasing stand-alone 180-gram vinyl reissues, all but one included as part of The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991) released last year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album.
Quality Record Pressings is pressing eight titles, which include Damn the Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Long After Dark, Pack Up The Plantation-Live (2LP), Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), Full Moon Fever and Into the Great Wide Open. Pack Up The Plantation-Live was not included in the Volume 1 (1976-91) box set.
Each LP includes full replica artwork.
Tom Petty's love affair with the more pop-oriented output of the Byrds and Dylan at their mid-'60s prime continued to find an increasingly wide audience in the '80s — and damned if some people didn't persist in calling it "new wave." Go figure. If writing hook-laden, instantly memorable pop-rock songs was both a sign of genius and one of music's toughest feats, Hard Promises (and its FM evergreens, "The Waiting" and "A Woman in Love") confirmed that Petty was one skinny, little, hard-working prodigy.
"Picking up effortlessly where Damn the Torpedoes left off, Petty and the equally conscientious Heartbreakers took nothing about their newfound fame for granted, delivering their fourth strong effort in a row, this one increasingly seasoned with touches of their Southern roots. The title hints at the tough underbelly beneath the jangly veneer of Petty's ever-accessible songwriting, exemplified here by "Nightwatchman," "Something Big," and "The Criminal Kind."
|1. The Waiting|
|2. A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)|
|4. Something Big|
|5. Kings Road|
|6. Letting You Go|
|7. A Thing About You|
|9. The Criminal Kind|
|10. You Can Still Change Your Mind|