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Into the Great Wide Open
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
Into the Great Wide Open
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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From Wikipedia: Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The album was the band's last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff L...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
Title: Into the Great Wide Open
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 9
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 7/2/1991
Release Date: 7/2/1991
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Vocal Pop, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811031725, 0008811031725, 008811031718

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From Wikipedia: Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The album was the band's last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff Lynne after the success of 1989's Full Moon Fever.

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Jes G. (jesgear) from DAVENPORT, IA
Reviewed on 8/18/2012...
"Learning to Fly"
"Into the Great Wide Open"
"Out in the Cold"
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Valerie W. from SOMERSWORTH, NH
Reviewed on 10/8/2006...
Front insert is a six page booklet with photos and all lyrics.
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CD Reviews

Classic Guitar Album
Phil G. Wilbury | 06/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arguably one of the best things which happened to Tom Petty was that he met Jeff Lynne. Petty purists and lovers of his early music may disagree, but during the mid eighties, Petty was enduring a rather cold winter of music which many music veterans suffer throughout their career. Jeff Lynne helped put Petty back on track with both Full Moon Fever and this great album, probably one of the best of his career.It also proved that the Lynne/Petty partnership brought about magically extraordinary results. Since this album Petty's music even though missing the wonderful production of Jeff Lynne has been irresistible, Wildflowers, She's The One, Echo and the The Last DJ are all superb beautifully crafted pieces of music.
Into The Great Wide Open is a wonderful full sounding rocking album with addictive, professional tunes which entice the listener in. It's got all the great hooks you expect from Lynne, along with the good natured cynicism you get from Petty when he's in form. Mixed with superb Lynne production and fabulous guitar work from the amazing Mike Campbell you've got a winning and unbeatable team.
This is a brilliant album, probably not as catchy as Full Moon Fever but there's no denying it's got rhythm, the right mood and lot's of style. I just dearly hope one day soon Jeff Lynne & Tom will see fit to make another album together and thrill us one more time.
Essential Listening"
Into The Great Wide Open...
Jared Jongeling | USA | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...and under them skies of blue. Who hasn't heard the title song from this popular album?

Tom Petty had just been at his peak with Full Moon Fever, an expiramental side project that proved to be the most successful work Tom has ever laid down in history. Tom once again rejoined with the Heartbreakers, and with some effort and collaboration, wrote "Into The Great Wide Open".

"Great Wide Open" was surprisingly and shockingly good, considering that it followed "Full Moon Fever", an album that defined a legacy of TPATH, and sold more copies than any album in Heartbreaker history. FMF was a tough album to top - many artists wouldn't have been able to pull off an album like that, let alone follow up to it. So how was Tom going to keep his career in line, and follow up with something that didn't sound like another FMF, but wasn't too far from the shoreline? I know I certainly couldn't have done it. Only musical geniuses like Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne could make it happen one more time.

Though not a chart-topping album, I.T.G.W.O. was, and still remains a classic to this day. The unforgettable "Learning To Fly", the fast-paced "King's Highway", the cooly "Two Gunslingers", the heartfelt "Out In The Cold", the catchy "All The Wrong Reasons"... there's plenty of Heartbreaker genius to be offered on this album.

Jeff Lynne has once again proved himself to be a genius musically, and a genius behind the console. I can't even begin to explain how open, airy, and wide this record sounds.

Don't be fooled into thinking this record is subtle Tom Petty material. I.T.G.W.O. features some of Tom's best work, IMO, and should not be left out of any collection.

God Bless!"