Band/Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album Name:
Southern Accents
Track Listing:
1) Rebels (5:21) 2) It Ain't Nothin' to Me (5:12) 3) Don't Come Around Here No More (5:07) 4) Southern Accents (4:44) 5) Make It Better (Forget About Me) (4:23) 6) Spike (3:32) 7) Dogs on the Run (3:40) 8) Mary's New Car (3:47) 9) The Best of Everything (4:03)
Year: 1985 Label: MCA
Line-up: Tom Petty (vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion, producer, bass guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar, bass, Dobro, keyboards, vocals, producer, slide guitar), Howie Epstein (bass, vocals, harmony vocals), Benmont Tench (piano, keyboards, piano (electric), vocals, vibraphone), Stan Lynch (drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals) Rating: 8/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I got this so I can start collecting Tom Petty albums, well the older ones I should say, I also liked a couple songs but what drove me to start with this album is because of the 4 hour documentry "Runnin Down A Dream" It inspired me to buy this album. Some of my favorite songs on here are Southern Accents, Don't Come Around Here No More Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics co-wrote a couple of the songs on this album. Originally to be a concept album I believe that there is a concept to this album as the songs seem to be about the South and Southern living just my opinon of course.




Band/Artist: Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers Album Name:
Greatest Hits
Track Listing:
1) American Girl (3:35) 2) Breakdown (2:44) 3) Listen to Her Heart (3:05) 4) I Need to Know (2:26) 5) Refugee (3:25) 6) Don't Do Me Like That (2:44) 7) Even the Losers (4:01) 8) Here Comes My Girl (4:27) 9) The Waiting (4:01) 10) You Got Lucky (3:38) 11) Don't Come Around Here No More (5:07) 12) I Won't Back Down (2:59) 13) Runnin' Down a Dream (4:25) 14) Free Fallin' (4:18) 15) Learning to Fly (4:05) 16) Into the Great Wide Open (3:45) 17) Mary Jane's Last Dance (4:35) 18) Something in the Air (3:17)
Year: 1993 Label:MCA
Line-up: Tom Petty (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Mike Campbell (lead guitar, mandolin), Benmont Tench (piano, organ, backing vocals), Howie Epstein (bass guitar, backing vocals), Stan Lynch (drums, backing vocals) Rating: 10/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I got this album when I joined one of those old music clubs. Remember those? I thought this was a well rounded greatest hits package for them, Not a single filler on it. Which is how a Greatest Hits should be. I love all the songs here, a collection of 18 excellant tracks, When this got remastered "Something In The Air" was taken off and replaced with "Stop Draggin My Heart" with The Queen of Rock N Roll Stevie Nicks




Band/Artist: Tom Petty Album Name:
Wildflowers
Track Listing:
1) Wildflowers (3:11) 2) You Don't Know How It Feels (4:49) 3) Time to Move On (3:15) 4) You Wreck Me (3:22) 5) It's Good to Be King (5:10) 6) Only a Broken Heart (4:30) 7) Honey Bee (4:58) 8) Don't Fade on Me (3:32) 9) Hard on Me (3:48) 10) Cabin Down Below (2:51) 11) To Find a Friend (3:23) 12) A Higher Place (3:56) 13) House in the Woods (5:32) 14) Crawling Back to You (5:05) 15) Wake Up Time (5:19)
Year: 1994 Label: Warner Brothers
Line-up: Tom Petty (12 and 6-string acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, piano, organ, vocals), Mike Campbell (6 and 12-string guitars (bass, slide, electric, acoustic), harpsichord, coral sitar), Benmont Tench (harmonium, pianos, organ, mellotron, zenon), Howie Epstein (supporting vocals, bass), Steve Ferrone (drums), Michael Kamen (orchestration, conductor), Ringo Starr (drums on "To Find a Friend"), Lenny Castro (percussion), Phil Jones (percussion), John Pierce (bass), Jim Horn (saxophone on "House in the Woods"), Brandon Fields (saxophone on "House in the Woods"), Greg Herbig (saxophone on "House in the Woods"), Kim Hutchcroft (saxophone on "House in the Woods"), Marty Rifkin (pedal steel guitar on "House in the Woods"), Carl Wilson (backing vocals) Rating: 9/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Considered by many to be a Tom Petty solo album but I consider it a heartbreakers album as well as everybody played on it with the exception of Stan Lynch who would be replaced by drummer Steve Ferrone. This is one of my favorite albums by Tom Petty, alot of good songs on it. One of my favorite performances was on Saturday Night Live when they did Honeybee with Dave Grohl on drums, he just killed it, in fact he almost became a heartbreaker but if he had, there would have been no Foo Fighters, some of my favorites include You Don't Know How It Feels, It's Good To Be King, It's Only A Broken Heart, You Wreck Me to name a few in my opinion one of the best Tom Petty albums to date.



Band/Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album Name:
Echo
Track Listing: 1) Room at the Top (5:00) 2) Counting on You (4:05) 3) Free Girl Now (3:30) 4) Lonesome Sundown (4:32) 5) Swingin' (5:30) 6) Accused of Love (2:45) 7) Echo (6:36) 8) Won't Last Long (4:22) 9) Billy the Kid (4:08) 10) I Don't Wanna Fight (2:47) 11) This One's for Me (2:42) 12) No More (3:15) 13) About to Give Out (3:12) 14) Rhino Skin (3:57) 15) One More Day, One More Night (5:37) Year: 1999 Label: Warner Brothers
Line-up: Tom Petty (guitars, harmonica, vocals), Mike Campbell (lead guitars, bass, lead vocals on "I Don't Wanna Fight"), Benmont Tench (pianos, organ, chamberlin, clavinet), Howie Epstein (bass, harmony/background vocals), Scott Thurston (acoustic and electric guitars, background vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) Rating: 9/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
Honestly I dont remember when it was when I got this album, I do remember liking one song from it, but before putting this album up on the site, I gave this album another spin as it had been awhile and I like this album as much as I like Wallflowers, I think this is a great Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album. I really feel like I redisocered this album all over again. I think this album is a must for any fan of TP and the Heartbreakers. Favorites Included Top of the World, Free Girl Now, Lonesome Sundown, Echo, Swingin'



Band/Artist: Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers Album Name:
The Last DJ
Track Listing: 1) The Last DJ (3:48) 2) Money Becomes King (5:10) 3) Dreamville (3:46) 4) Joe (3:15) 5) When a Kid Goes Bad (4:56) 6) Like a Diamond (4:32) 7) Lost Children (4:28) 8) Blue Sunday (2:56) 9) You and Me (2:57) 10) The Man Who Loves Women (2:53) 11) Have Love Will Travel (4:05) 12) Can't Stop the Sun (4:59) Year: 2002 Label: Warner Brothers
Line-up: Tom Petty (guitars, bass, piano, ukulele, vocals), Mike Campbell (guitars, bass on "Dreamville", "When A Kid Goes Bad", "The Man Who Loves Women"), Benmont Tench (piano, organ, various keyboards), Scott Thurston (guitar, lap steel guitar, ukulele, background vocals), Steve Ferrone (drums), Ron Blair (bass on "Lost Children", Can't Stop The Sun"), Lenny Castro (percussion), Lindsey Buckingham (background vocals on "The Man Who Loves Women"), Jon Brion (orchestral arrangements and conducting) Rating: 9/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I think I bought this after seeing the documentry "Runnin Down a Dream" I loved the theme and the title track of this album. Its a concept album definitly as I believe that its about the death of musical vision. That its a business and as one of the song titles go "Money Becomes King" Petty said in an interview that it was inspired by a LA DJ. But I think the overall theme is commercialization of music. This album has Lindsay Buckingham contributing to it, He's in a band called Fleetwood Mac. This album also saw the return of Ron Blair the original bassist for the Heartbreakers he replaced Howie Epistein who would die only 4 months after this album's release. Favorites include The Last DJ, Money Becomes King, and Joe



Band/Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Album Name:
Mojo
Track Listing: 1) Jefferson Jericho Blues (3:24) 2) First Flash of Freedom (6:53) 3) Running Man's Bible (6:02) 4) The Trip to Pirate's Cove (5:00) 5) Candy (4:12) 6) No Reason to Cry (3:04) 7) I Should Have Known It (3:36) 8) U.S. 41 (3:01) 9) Takin' My Time (4:21) 10) Let Yourself Go (3:23) 11) Don't Pull Me Over (4:05) 12) Lover's Touch (4:24) 13) High In the Morning (3:36) 14) Something Good Coming (4:11) 15) Good Enough (5:57) Year: 2010 Label: Reprise
Line-up: Tom Petty (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar on Track 3, Rhythm Guitar), Mike Campbell (Lead Guitar), Scott Thurston (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica), Benmont Tench (Acoustic and Electric Piano, Organ), Ron Blair (Bass), Steve Ferrone (Drums, Percussion) Rating: 9/10 Website: Official Site
Review/Comments/Thoughts:
I admit I have not listened to this album alot mostly because my CD player in my car doesnt like it for some reason. Don't ask (long story), Anyways this album is very blusy in sound which I like. I gave it a 9 just because it's Tom Petty and Ive never heard a bad album from him yet. Favorites at this time is I Should Have Known It