Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album)

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Released November 9, 1976 (1976-11-09)
Recorded 1974–76 at Shelter Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Heartland rock, rock and roll
Length 30:35
Label Shelter
Producer Denny Cordell
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
(1976)
You're Gonna Get It!
(1978)
Singles from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  1. "Breakdown"
    Released: 1976
  2. "American Girl"
    Released: February 1977
  3. "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll"
    Released: April 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[3]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the eponymous debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records.

Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States. Following a British tour, it climbed to #24 on the UK album chart and the single "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" became a hit in the UK. After nearly a year and many positive reviews, the album reached the U.S. charts, where it climbed to #55 in 1978 and eventually went Gold. The single "Breakdown" cracked the Top 40 in the U.S. and "American Girl" became an FM radio staple which can still be heard today.[4]

The album was recorded and mixed at the Shelter Studio, Hollywood, California.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Petty, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rockin' Around (With You)" (Petty, Mike Campbell) 2:29
2. "Breakdown"   2:43
3. "Hometown Blues"   2:14
4. "The Wild One, Forever"   3:03
5. "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" (Petty, Campbell) 2:24
6. "Strangered In The Night"   3:34
7. "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)"   3:50
8. "Mystery Man"   3:03
9. "Luna"   3:58
10. "American Girl"   3:34

Personnel[edit]

Band
Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2005.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Tom Petty > Album Guide". The Rolling Stone Album Guide. London: Fireside. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Rock Tracks (2002): 331

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