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.
The buddies from Gainesville bring it home again with a tighter and warmer sophomore album, forging ahead with no covers and opting for a varied collaboration instead with Petty still at the helm.
Before the Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch, the band which Tom Petty would reassemble over 30 years later to release their official self-titled debut which reexamines their Floridian roots with concentrated southern rock, some bluegrass leanings and country love.