TP reconvenes The Heartbreakers to put together some music for Ed Burns’ movie of the same name. Rick Rubin help Tom and Mike Campbell with the production and the result ends up being arguably one of the best movie soundtrack albums.
BTW, pick either version of “Walls” and I think you’ve got some of the best melodies and songwriting around.
Another track from Tom Petty’s long-awaited Wildflowers box has been released. It’s a demo made at home for the song “There Goes Angela (Dream Away).”The cut premiered today on Petty’s SiriusXM station, with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and engineer George Drakoulias showing up on David Fricke’s program for the debut.
The waiting is the hardest part Every day you get one more yard You take it on faith, you take it to the heart The waiting is the hardest part …
The Waiting, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers release Hard Promises on May 5, 1981.
This is the album that TP got into it with his record label. MCA wanted to list the album under their “superstar pricing” which was $1 more than normal. TP said “no .. that’s not fair to our fans.”
The delay went on for months, the label threatened to sue, the music public rallied behind Petty and MCA finally relented. The fact that the album cover features TP in a record store was not lost on anyone, most of which, fans of The Heartbreakers.