Long After Dark

Long After Dark

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by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
     
 

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Riding high on the back-to-back Top Five platinum hits Damn the Torpedoes and Hard Promises, Tom Petty quickly returned to the studio to record the Heartbreakers' fifth album, Long After Dark. Truth be told, there was about as long a gap between Dark and Promises as there

Overview

Riding high on the back-to-back Top Five platinum hits Damn the Torpedoes and Hard Promises, Tom Petty quickly returned to the studio to record the Heartbreakers' fifth album, Long After Dark. Truth be told, there was about as long a gap between Dark and Promises as there was between Promises and Torpedoes. There are a few new wave flourishes here and there, but the band hasn't really changed its style at all -- it's still Stonesy, Byrdsian heartland rock. As their first four albums illustrated, that isn't a problem in itself, since they've found numerous variations within their signature sound. With its swirling, minor key guitars, "You Got Lucky" is a classic and "Change of Heart" comes close to matching the peaks of Promises and Torpedoes.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2001
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811244620
catalogNumber:
112446
Rank:
10585

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Tom Petty   Guitar,Vocals,Primary Artist
Mike Campbell   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards
Benmont Tench   Keyboards,Vocals
Ron Blair   Bass
Howie Epstein   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Phil Jones   Percussion
Stan Lynch   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Thom Panunzio   Remixing
Don Smith   Remixing
Shelly Yakus   Engineer,Remixing
Tommy Steele   Original Cover Artwork
Andrew Sackheim   Cover Photo

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Long After Dark 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Released just after the hit "Hard Promises", this album has been overlooked. Everybody wants either the commercial hit, "Damn the Torpedos" or the jangly-guitar poetry of "Full Moon Fever". However, I'll tell you, there's nothing like hearing Tom's dark side of writing. The song "Straight Into Darkness" shows you that side you wish you had more of. That unsure, blind, musician who won't give in no matter how bad it looks. I especially love it when he says, "I don't believe the good times are over/I don't believe the thrill is all gone/Real love is a man's salvation/The weak one's fall, the strong carry on"-GREAT!