Highway Companion is coated with a golden luster thanks to Jeff Lynne’s warm production and Petty is clearly careful with his words, delivering breezy, story-driven songs of contemplation, mobility, and the passage of time.
Tom Petty’s second solo album stretches and breathes over fifteen well-crafted simply put tracks of contemplation; a rustic, homespun, mature collection of songs that seem to fall off the bone as if Petty never broke a sweat in writing them.
The debut solo album from Tom Petty is a pure, chilled-out rock record that’s soaked in summer rays, tapping into the power of rhythm guitar and journeying through Petty’s influences from the 50’s and 60’s.
Hypnotic Eye is built with heart and steel; the sound of a consummate roots rock band revisting their own roots, which became the highest charting release in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ storied career.
The twelth album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a stylistic detour which some people didn’t expect, being built on a sleek Chicago blues backbone and filled out with spacious jam sessions and showcasing Mike Cambells’s excellent guitar chops.