Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)

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Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
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Studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Released April 21, 1987
Recorded 1986–87
Studio Sound City and M.C. Studios, LA
Genre Rock and roll, heartland rock
Length 41:08
Label MCA
Producer Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology
Pack Up the Plantation: Live!
(1985)Pack Up the Plantation: Live!1985
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
(1987)
Full Moon Fever
(1989)Full Moon Fever1989
Singles from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
  1. "Jammin' Me"
    Released: April 18, 1987
  2. "All Mixed Up"
    Released: 1987

Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) (styled on the cover with quotation marks) is the seventh studio album by the American band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1987. It features the most songwriting collaborations between Petty and lead guitarist Mike Campbell out of any Petty album. The Heartbreakers' approach when starting to work on the album in 1986 was to make it sound like a live recording. This technique was in marked contrast to the heavy studio production on the band's previous album, Southern Accents, and was influenced by touring as Bob Dylan's backing band.

Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) is also notable for being the only previous studio album not represented on Petty's 1993 Greatest Hits album, even though the single "Jammin' Me" (co-written with fellow Traveling Wilbury Bob Dylan) was number 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks for four weeks, and #18 on the Hot 100. "Jammin' Me" was later included on the compilation album Anthology: Through the Years.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B+[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[5]
The Essential Rock Discography 5/10[6]
MusicHound 3.5/5[7]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Petty, except where noted.

  1. "Jammin' Me" (Petty, Bob Dylan, Mike Campbell) – 4:09
  2. "Runaway Trains" (Petty, Campbell) – 5:13
  3. "The Damage You've Done" – 3:53
  4. "It'll All Work Out" – 3:11
  5. "My Life/Your World" (Petty, Campbell) – 4:40
  6. "Think About Me" – 3:45
  7. "All Mixed Up" (Petty, Campbell) – 3:42
  8. "A Self-Made Man" – 3:02
  9. "Ain't Love Strange" – 2:40
  10. "How Many More Days" – 3:18
  11. "Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)" (Petty, Campbell) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Petty – lead and background vocals, 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar
  • Mike Campbell – lead guitar, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, koto, Dobro, keyboards, dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, slide guitar, percussion
  • Howie Epstein – bass guitar, harmony vocals
  • Benmont Tench – acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, vibraphone, synthesizer
  • Stan Lynch – drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1987 Billboard 200 20

Singles[edit]

Title Chart (1987) Peak
Position
"Jammin' Me" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1 (4 wks.)
"Jammin' Me" Billboard Hot 100 18
"Runaway Trains" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
"Think About Me" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 36
"All Mixed Up" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ "Tom Petty: Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)". Blender. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (September 1, 1991). "Through The Years With Tom Petty". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: tom petty and the heartbreakers". 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (ed.) (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London: Omnibus Press. p. 2005. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8. 
  6. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 816. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9. 
  7. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 870. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  8. ^ "Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)". 
  9. ^ "Tom Petty: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2017.