Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records. The album was recorded and mixed at the Shelter Studio in Hollywood, California. Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States.
Tom Petty, a staple of rock radio through decades with his band the Heartbreakers, has died at 66. Mr. Petty wrote pithy, hardheaded songs that gave 1960s roots a contemporary polish. Tom Petty, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage to produce a long string of durable hits, died on Monday in Los Angeles. They couldn’t see that raising the album’s price wouldn’t be fair. Through the 1980s, Mr. Petty and the Heartbreakers maintained a steady cycle of recording and touring, including a performance at the Live Aid concert, which was broadcast worldwide in 1985. Their hit singles included You Got Lucky and Don’t Come Around Here No More. Petty also had a hit duet with Stevie Nicks, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.
Playback (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album). Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by Petty's previous band Mudcrutch. A companion VHS home video, later released on DVD, was also released, featuring the band's most popular music videos to date. Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 2:42. American Girl" (Petty) – 3:33. Hometown Blues" (Petty) – 2:12.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty (lead singer, guitar), Mike Campbell (lead guitarist), Ron Blair (bass guitar), Stan Lynch (drums), and Benmont Tench (keyboards). In 1981, Blair, weary of the touring lifestyle, departed the band.
Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. Disc one: The Big Jangle. Disc two: Spoiled & Mistreated. Disc three: Good Booty.
Tom Petty tried to go this route, but it wasn’t with the Heartbreakers. It was as a member of an earlier band, Mudcrutch, which also included guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench. The band out of Gainesville, Fl. landed a deal with Shelter Records in 1974, moved to Hollywood and made a solitary single before imploding. freak-out, Tench told Rolling Stone. Shelter co-owner Denny Cordell produced the group’s debut, which would be titled, simply, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. With roots in Chuck Berry songcraft and Beatlesque melodies, the band planned to fight, disco trance music, according to Petty, by way of the kind of rock that used to come blasting out of the AM radio when every song was a new Creedence or a new Stones, and all you wanted to was crank it up. The fivesome went into the studio immediately and cut the entire LP in two weeks.
In 1974, Tom Petty moved from Gainesville, Florida, to Hollywood with his new wife Jane and his band Mudcrutch, who were signed to esteemed British producer Denny Cordell’s Shelter Records and then dropped before an album was even made. Shelter kept Petty on as a solo artist but he brought along Mudcrutch’s guitarist Mike Campbell-Petty’s closest collaborator for the entirety of his career-and keyboardist Benmont Tench, and added fellow Gainesville transplants, bassist Ron Blair and drummer Stan Lynch to start from scratch under the new name. But by then, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were back in the studio at work on an album, 1978’s You’re Gonna Get It!, that hit all the strengths their debut did, just a little bit harder.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed a summer tour with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The trek marked the band’s 40th anniversary and found him playing rarely played deep cuts like their first album’s opener, Rockin’ Around (With You), and a selection of Wildflowers cuts. It was intended to be his last trip around the country. He told Rolling Stone, though, that it wasn’t his intention to quit playing. I need something to do, or I tend to be a nuisance around the house, he said
Listen to music from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers like American Girl, Mary Jane's Last Dance & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. He has occasionally released solo work, as was the case with his 2006 album Highway Companion on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself.
|A1||I Fought The Law|
|B1||Here Comes That Girl Again|
|B2||Jaguar And Thunderbird|
|B4||Dog On The Run|
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