Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (album)
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 9, 1976|
|Studio||Shelter Studio, Hollywood, CA|
|Genre||Rock and roll|
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology|
|Singles from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B+|
|The Essential Rock Discography||6/10|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|The Daily Vault||A-|
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.
Release and promotion
Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States. Following a British tour, it climbed to No. 24 on the UK albums 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 peaked at No. 55 in 1978 and eventually went Gold.
Reviewing in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau said, "Addicts of updated nostalgia and rock and roll readymades should find this a sly and authentic commentary on the evolving dilemma of Harold Teen. The songs are cute, the riffs executed with more dynamism than usual, and the singing attractively phlegmy. And like they say at the end of other cartoons, that's all, folks."
All tracks written by Tom Petty, except where noted.
|1.||"Rockin' Around (With You)"||Petty, Mike Campbell||2:29|
|4.||"The Wild One, Forever"||3:03|
|5.||"Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll"||2:24|
|6.||"Strangered in the Night"||3:34|
|7.||"Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)"||3:50|
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- Tom Petty – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer
- Mike Campbell – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
- Benmont Tench – piano, Hammond organ, synthesizer
- Ron Blair – bass guitar on tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7–10, cello on track 4
- Stan Lynch – drums on tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7–10, synthesizer on track 9
- Jeff Jourard – electric guitar on tracks 2, 6, 7, 8
- Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar on track 3
- Emory Gordy – bass guitar on track 6
- Randall Marsh – drums on track 3
- Jim Gordon – drums on track 6
- Noah Shark – maracas, tambourine, sleigh bells
- Charlie Souza – saxophone on track 3
- Phil Seymour – backing vocals on tracks 2, 10
- Dwight Twilley – backing vocals on track 6
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