30 Years Ago Today: Tom Petty releases his first solo album

What’s the difference between “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” and “Tom Petty”?

*insert shrugging emoji*

Tom Petty Full Moon Fever 30 years oldDon’t ask me. Full Moon Fever is the debut “solo” album by Tom Petty, even though members of the Heartbreakers were involved. The album was produced by Petty, Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers, and Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra. Campbell and Lynne both played guitar, bass, and other instruments, while Petty’s other pals from the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison and Roy Orbison, performed on a track each. The album features some of Petty’s most enduring music, such as “Free Fallin’,” “I Won’t Back Down,” and one of my personal favorites, “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”

This is one of those albums that should be in everyone’s library. If it’s not in yours…click here.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on April 24, 2019, in music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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