Tom Petty ‎– Highway Companion - 2006 Classic Rock - 180 Grm 2LP

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Tom Petty ‎– Highway Companion

Label:
American Recordings ‎– 557827-1
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Country:
US
Released:
21 Apr 2017
Genre:
Rock
Style:

Tracklist

A1 Saving Grace
A2 Square One

A3 Flirting With Time

 

B1 Down South
B2 Jack

B3 Turn This Car Around

 

C1 Big Weekend
C2 Night Driver

C3 Damaged By Love

 

D1 This Old Town
D2 Ankle Deep
Autoharp – Jeff Lynne

D3 The Golden Rose
Vibraphone – Mike Campbell

Credits

Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jeff Lynne
Co-producer [With] – Mike Campbell, Tom Petty
Engineer [Recording And Mix] – Ryan Ulyate
Guitar [Lead] – Mike Campbell
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Backing Vocals, Harmonica – Tom Petty
Mastered By – Chris Bellman
Producer – Jeff Lynne


Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (Scanned): 093624915812
Barcode (Printed): 0 93624 91581 2

 

"The 12 songs collected on Petty's first solo-billed record since 1994's sterling "Wildflowers" represent not the slightest twitch in game plan from Petty, who pens tracks like "Square One" and "Night Driver" with all the apparent effort of someone pouring a bowl of morning Frosted Flakes -- and that's what givesHighway Companion its reserved strength.

If anything, Highway Companion sounds like a thoughtful, sometimes melancholy, ode to the fading romanticized ideal of rock 'n' roll, the music-as-redemption theory one ostensibly posits more when one starts getting up in years (and starts tossing around his own retirement, as Petty has sort of done). Released on the Rick Rubin's American label and recorded with erstwhile Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell and longtime collaborator Jeff Lynne, Highway Companion gets its job done in the appealingly workmanlike fashion you'd expect from such a lineup. When Petty revs up the fan-friggin'-tastic first single "Saving Grace", he lets the rockabilly guitar, the itchy, twitchy din-da-din-da-din percolate for a while, giving that hint of impending danger. Saving Grace" certainly rocks, it's doubly effective because it conjures up, with startling ease and efficiency, the commonly accepted notions of rocking -- the splashing drums, the sinister but explosive guitars, the lyrics about flying through sleeping cities." (PopMatters)

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label American Recordings
Color Black