Long After Dark

March 20, 2001 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 20, 2001
  • Release Date: March 20, 2001
  • Label: Geffen
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  • Total Length: 37:51
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  • ASIN: B000W00Z08
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,452 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Every song on album is excellent.
BIG AL
This album can hold its own without being overplayed, and musically it's probably one of Petty's most talented efforts.
Todd7
There are some wonderful melodies and powerful lyrics here.
Ethan Straffin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Straffin on March 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Seems like this is the closest that Tom Petty ever came to releasing a Lost Album. For whatever reason, even as they stuck around to pick up the comparatively dull _Wildflowers_ and the aptly-named _Echo_ so many years later, not a lot of his fans picked this one up.

I'm not quite sure why this is, because as many times as I've listened to _Long After Dark_, I fail to hear what's so wrong with it. There are some wonderful melodies and powerful lyrics here. Maybe it's that the pseudo-dissonance in the verse of "You Got Lucky" (or all those synthesizers) turned a few too many people off, or that "Change of Heart" was a little too obvious. After all, it's the singles that make or break an album commercially. Still, to leave it at that is to miss wonderful songs like "A One Story Town," "Finding Out," "We Stand a Chance," "Straight Into Darkness," and "Between Two Worlds."

Oops. Looks like I just mentioned half the album there. What can I say? It deserves it.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By G. C. Aase on July 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I'm with most everybody else in the reviews section - what's wrong with this disc? I recall it was panned when it came out, and it's been lumped with the "lower-tier" of Petty's work (Echo, Let Me Up, She's The One). My ears hear something else. This has got a lot more spunk and energy than nearly all the tracks on Hard Promises. The Mike Campbell riffs are solid throughout, and Petty didn't lose any of his ability to write a good melody. You Got Lucky (anybody get tired of watching that video on MTV? - I did), One Story Town, Change of Heart, Deliver Me, and Straight Into Darkness all hold up pretty well after 20 plus years. Sure, Long After Dark isn't Wildflowers or Full Moon Fever or Damn The Torpedos, but if you have a hankering of for a straight slice of American rock, this should meet your needs.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Footpath Cowboy VINE VOICE on June 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Some people say that DAMN THE TORPEDOES is Tom Petty's masterpiece, but LONG AFTER DARK is just as good. Several songs have inspired me when I was trying to recover from an illness or injury ("Deliver Me", "We Stand A Chance", "Straight Into Darkness"), others are about deceit and disillusionment ("A One Story Town", "You Got Lucky", "Change Of Heart", "Finding Out"), still others have a cautionary message ("Between Two Worlds", "A Wasted Life"), and there's also a pledge of personal loyalty ("The Same Old You"). The fact that Petty advocates sanctions against Indonesia in retaliation for that country's recent trumped-up drug-smuggling conviction of a young Australian tourist seems to add weight to many of the songs on this album. Some people gave LONG AFTER DARK a bum rap, but it's really yet another masterpiece from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 16, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Released in November 1982 "Long After Dark" seemed to slip through the cracks - no-one seemed to notice it - especially here in the UK - when it's actually a brilliant rock album with all the great Petty trademark hooks and catchy choruses. Tune after tune smacks you in the gob with their economy and brilliance - all of it is just great.

But the reason for this review - and it's pricey value on the open market of the CD hard copy - is that this issue is not the crap 80's CD initially issued, but the 2001 HDCD version (High Definition Compact Disc) - and the difference in sound couldn't be more pronounced.

Remastered by Joe Gastwirt at Oceanview Digital from the original analogue master tapes - the sound on this issue is just stupendous - clear, rockin' and so loud, you may have to turn the stereo down! A truly fantastic remaster job.

The booklet is ok - reproducing the lyrics the original inner sleeve had - and the back inlay picture is different to the 80's issue, but that's about it. Doesn't really matter that because the sound is just so gobsmacking.

An absolute blinder of an album - and not nearly as dated as so much Eighties cack is. Thoroughly recommended - even at a price.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By paperbackriter VINE VOICE on October 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
A solid follow-up to "Hard Promises", "Long After Dark" signified a change in the overall sound of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The addition of synths and pumped-up rhythms were apparent nods of approval toward the exciting "new-wave" movement which dominated radio and MTV in 1982. Unlike many artists who attempt to cross genres, Petty failed to make a fool of himself as all sonic modifications were subtle. In fact, "Deliver Me" and "Change of Heart" are vintage rockers which would've been at home on any of the band's prior albums. Many long-time fans screamed sell-out upon hearing the hypnotic synth riff of the mega-hit "You Got Lucky". Interestingly, the song has aged quite well. In fact, the entire album, which seemed disappointing when released, holds its own with any Petty album. Other worthy tunes are "Straight into Darkness", "One Story Town" and the melodic finale "A Wasted Life". Overall, while not an instant classic a la "Damn the Torpedoes" or "Full Moon Fever", "Long After Dark" is a strong collection of songs which only hints at the ecclecticism ("Southern Accents", "Wildflowers" and "Full Moon") which would become a Petty trademark.
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