Album artwork for Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty

Ten years had passed since Petty's last solid outing (Damn the Torpedoes in 1979), and Full Moon Fever fully resuscitated the artist's career, which - some would say "arguably" - had been losing steam. With the album's four major hits and rave reviews from the critics (these things do not always go hand-in-hand), Petty must have breathed a sigh of relief. He left the Heartbreakers behind, hooked up with musician, writer, and producer Jeff Lynne, and rocked out with Runnin' Down a Dream, got mellow and introspective on Free Fallin' and A Face in the Crowd, and paid tribute (finally) to the Byrds with a cover of Feel a Whole Lot Better. He perfected the sing-along guitar-pop song on Yer So Bad and had a wild time on Zombie Zoo. Pure Petty perfection!

Tom Petty

Full Moon Fever

Island
Album artwork for Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
CD

£6.99

Released 03/09/2019Catalogue Number

MCD6034

Tom Petty

Full Moon Fever

Island
Album artwork for Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
CD

£6.99

Released 03/09/2019Catalogue Number

MCD6034

Ten years had passed since Petty's last solid outing (Damn the Torpedoes in 1979), and Full Moon Fever fully resuscitated the artist's career, which - some would say "arguably" - had been losing steam. With the album's four major hits and rave reviews from the critics (these things do not always go hand-in-hand), Petty must have breathed a sigh of relief. He left the Heartbreakers behind, hooked up with musician, writer, and producer Jeff Lynne, and rocked out with Runnin' Down a Dream, got mellow and introspective on Free Fallin' and A Face in the Crowd, and paid tribute (finally) to the Byrds with a cover of Feel a Whole Lot Better. He perfected the sing-along guitar-pop song on Yer So Bad and had a wild time on Zombie Zoo. Pure Petty perfection!