This album is just damn good fun - a great collection of easy-going rock songs, not crafted to change the world, but certainly to make it just a little brighter. Tom Petty’s first solo project (without the Heartbreakers), Full Moon Fever shares the goodtime feel of the Traveling Wilburys’ contemporary ‘Handle With Care’. This is not altogether surprising; Jeff Lynne co-produced and George Harrison and Roy Orbison guest. The only non-Petty composition is a version of Gene Clark’s ‘Feel A Whole Lot Better’, while ‘Zombie Zoo’, a bewildered parent’s diatribe on the kids of today, comes perilously close to social commentary.
Tracks: Free Fallin’; I Won’t Back Down; Love Is A Long Road; A Face In The Crowd; Runnin’ Down A Dream; Feel A Whole Lot Better; Yer So Bad; Depending On You; The Apartment Song; Alright For Now; A Mind With A Heart Of It’s Own; Zombie Zoo....