Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Last DJ

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The Last DJ is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, originally released in October 2002 by Warner Bros. Records.

On The Last DJ, Tom Petty sounds like the crankiest middle-aged punk this side of Neil Young. An album that’s a loosely constructed concept piece about how much the music industry sucks.

Like Young, Petty's petulance is tempered by classic-rock romanticism. The Last DJ casts Petty as the last gunslinger, riding out of town in search of something better. At once nostalgic and forward-looking, The Last DJ is quintessential Petty

Tom Petty has always been a great artist whether in his rocking or acoustic thoughtful guise. The Last DJ can be seen as part of his transition towards slower paced songs that have a beautiful, mellifluous quality. These pieces in songs such as “Dreamville”, inspire the listener and stir up memories about the past. Though this album is primarily composed of songs that are clearly aimed against the music industry's increasing corporate evils, as seen in the songs, “Joe” and “Money Becomes King”, there are still songs that go follow the style of his previous album, Wildflowers.

Tom Petty has always had a talent for the music that he creates. Many of his songs have a quality that cause listeners to think and examine themselves. This type of emotion stirring music is more pronounced in his later albums and The Last DJ is no exception. Though primarily to alert others to the exploitation the music industry can cause, it also suggests how life can take a dark turn when we allow others to make decisions for us

The lyrics are clearly very harsh and scathing on the radio and music industry. From the first song on the album, “The Last DJ”, ‘til “Can't Stop The Sun”, it is fairly obvious that Tom Petty has an issue against these people. He blends his musical talents with his idealism very well in this album, even without the political message, this album would be a great success

This isn’t a fast-paced album, the primary mood of is about getting listeners to think about their lives and also to bring the corruption of the music industry to attention. As such, The Last DJ is like many other political based issues, if you have an interest in the situation, you will probably hate or love it depending on your position. However with its melodies and riffs, regardless of your position on “political” albums, The Last DJ won’t disappoint.

Check out the tracks: “The Last DJ”; “Have Love Will Travel” and “You And Me”.

This double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with lyric insert and etched Side D, is pressed in the USA on black vinyl.

(093624920243)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

The Last DJ

3:31

A2

Money Becomes King

5:12

A3

Dreamville

3:46

A4

Joe

3:16

B1

When A Kid Goes Bad

4:51

B2

Like A Diamond

4:35

B3

Lost Children

4:29

B4

Blue Sunday

2:56

C1

You And Me

2:56

C2

The Man Who Loves Women

2:53

C3

Have Love Will Travel

4:06

C4

Can’t Stop The Sun

4:52

D

Etching

 

SKU 093624920243
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 555143-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 21 April 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 08 October 2002
Barcode # 093624920243
Shipping Weight 0.5100kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Etched Side D, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Insert, Remastered From Original Analog Masters, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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