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Tom Petty - SOUTHERN ACCENTS ((Vinyl))
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty (vocals, acoustic, 12-string & electric guitars, piano, keyboards, tambourine); Mike Campbell (slide guitar, guitar, dobro, piano, keyboards, bass, background vocals); Benmont Tench (acoustic & electric pianos, keyboards, vibraphone); Howie Epstein
(bass, background vocals); Stan Lynch (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Addtional personnel includes: David A. Stewart (guitar, sitar, keyboards, bass); Daniel Rothmuller (cello); Marty Jourard, Molly Duncan (saxophone); Dave Plews (trumpet); Garth Hudson (keyboards); Dean Garcia (bass); Phil Jones, Bobbye Hall (tambourine); Jim Keltner (percussion); Stephanie Spruill, Sharon Celani, Marilyn Martin, Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, Clydene Jackson, Richard Manuel (background vocals).
The Heart Attack Horns: Jim Coile, William Bergman (tenor saxophone); Gregory Smith (baritone saxophone); Dick Braun (trumpet); John Berry Jr., Kurt McGettrick.
Producers: Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine, Mike Campbell, David A. Stewart, Robbie Robertson.
Few musicians can manage to produce simple, pop-inflected rock & roll with as much integrity as Tom Petty. Possibly the definitive FM rock radio star, Petty has been combining great hooks, unabashedly straightforward arrangements and a Dylanesque, clenched-teeth-whine on great records since the mid '70s. SOUTHERN ACCENTS, though not up to the snuff of his earlier efforts, still delivers in suitable fashion. SOUTHERN ACCENTS is notable chiefly for the unbelievably great, sitar-drenched, drone-groove of "Don't Come Around Here No More," a song that manages to be distinctly Petty and, at the same time, like nothing he's done before. While not Petty's best, SOUTHERN ACCENTS is still an example of the thing Petty makes best: honest pop music.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: Rock