Tom Petty - Highway Companion

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl 2017 Remaster

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Highway Companion is the third solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Petty, originally released in July 2006 by Warner Bros. Records.

Petty's concept for Highway Companion is laid bare in its very title, which is a tip that this record was made with the road in mind.

As it kicks off with the chugging riff on "Saving Grace", the album does indeed seem to be ideal music for road trips, but Petty changes gears pretty quickly, down-shifting to the bittersweet acoustic "Square One".

Although the album ramps back up with the '60s-styled pop of "Flirting With Time" and the swampy "Down South", the quick move to the ruminative is a good indication that for as good as Highway Companion can sound on the road, Petty looks inward on this album just as frequently as he looks outward. Perhaps this is the best indication that this is indeed a solo affair, not a Heartbreakers album.

Highway Companion has a feel as if Petty is striving to make a fun rock & pop record - a soundtrack for the summer, or at least a good drive - but his heart is in making a melancholy introspective album, where he's grappling with getting older. This gives the album a sad undercurrent even at its lightest moments, which makes it ideal for driving alone late at night.

It has a lot in common with Petty's divorce album, Echo, but it's coming from a different place, one that's content, yet still unsettled. That may mean that this album isn't quite as fun as it initially seems on the surface, but that bittersweet undercurrent does indeed make Highway Companion a good partner for long nights on the road.

Check out the tracks: “Saving Grace”; “Flirting With Time” and “Big Weekend”.

This double LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio and lyric sheet is pressed in the USA on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(093624915812)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Saving Grace

3:47

A2

Square One

3:25

A3

Flirting With Time

3:15

B1

Down South

3:27

B2

Jack

2:28

B3

Turn This Car Around

3:58

C1

Big Weekend

3:15

C2

Night Driver

4:27

C3

Damaged By Love

3:22

D1

This Old Town

4:16

D2

Ankle Deep

3:23

D3

The Golden Rose

4:42

SKU 093624915812
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 557827-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 21 April 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 25 July 2006
Barcode # 093624915812
Shipping Weight 0.7000kg
Shipping Width 0.012m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001183m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Remastered From Original Analog Masters, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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