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Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | Video 29 March 2010
A look at the recording process and history behind the classic 1979 album - Damn the Torpedoes.

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Nice Look at Petty's Third Album
26 July 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Classic Albums: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (2010)

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Another very good entry in the series with this one taking a look at Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's third album, which really put them on the map as one of the best bands in America and listening to it today it's rather amazing to hear how many classic tunes were on this one album. Petty, the Heartbreakers, the producers and various others sit down for interviews on every stage of the album and by the time the documentary is over you really do feel as if you can see the album in a new light. Like many other episodes of this series, some of the most interesting moments happen when Petty sits down at the sound mix and points out various instruments in a song or certain techniques that they were going for. There's a very good bit on 'Even the Losers' where we hear the different piano pieces that were used and mixed in with the guitar. The documentary pretty much goes through every song on the album and we get everyone's opinion on it from the writing stages to getting it recorded and sounding the way everyone wanted it. We also get a brief history of the band's early days opening for other acts as well as the legal battle they were dealing with while making this album. Fans of Petty or music in general should really enjoy this episode as there are simply so many great songs, good stories and you're really able to get a good idea of what happened during the making of the album.


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