Tom Petty once represented the new wave of pop in the late 70s. There was an edge of punkiness to his music which has served him well throughout his career. Very few stars as unassuming as Petty have courted all audiences and succeeded. This is a Jeff Lynne production, which would usually have had pundits making a heretic cross with their fingers. Fortunately, it was listened to for what it was: an excellent album of Petty songs played by the best support band in the world. ‘Learning To Fly’, for example, has a simple repeated four-chord pattern, F C Am G, and out of this Petty has woven a perfect pop song. One of many.
Tracks: Learning To Fly; Kings Highway; Into The Great Wide Open; Two Gunslingers; The Dark Of The Sun; All Or Nothing; All The Wrong Reasons; Too Good To Be True; Out In The Cold; You And I Will Meet Again; Makin’ Some Noise; Built To Last....