Hard Promises [2017 LP] [180 Gram Vinyl]

Hard Promises [2017 LP] [180 Gram Vinyl]

by Tom Petty & the HeartbreakersTom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

Damn the Torpedoes wasn't simply a culmination of Tom Petty's art; it happened to be a huge success, enabling him to call the shots on its successor, Hard Promises. Infamously, he used his first album as a star to challenge the record industry's practice of charging more for A-list artists, demanding that Hard Promises should be listed for less than most records by an artist of his stature, but if that was the only thing notable about the album, it would have disappeared like Long After Dark. Instead, it offered a reaffirmation that Damn the Torpedoes wasn't a fluke. There's not much new on the surface, since it continues the sound of its predecessor, but it's filled with great songwriting, something that's as difficult to achieve as a distinctive sound. The opener, "The Waiting," became the best-known song on the record, but there's no discounting "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)," "Nightwatchman," "Kings Road," "Insider," and "The Criminal Kind," album tracks that would become fan favorites. If Hard Promises doesn't have the sweep of Damn the Torpedoes, that's because its predecessor was blessed with good timing and an unusually strong set of songs. Hard Promises isn't quite so epochal, yet it has a tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records. [Hard Promises was re-released on LP in 2017.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2017
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602547658395
catalogNumber: 002428701

Tracks

  1. The Waiting
  2. A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)
  3. Nightwatchman
  4. Something Big
  5. Kings Road
  6. Letting You Go
  7. A Thing About You
  8. Insider
  9. The Criminal Kind
  10. You Can Still Change Your Mind

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