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listen  1. Rockin' Around (With You)Tom Petty 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Anything That's Rock 'N' RollTom Petty 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)Tom Petty 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (May 7, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 1976
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000065AI3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are true rock'n'roll legends, with a 25-year run of hit singles, albums, and videos. Remarkably, Petty continues to shape rock's future while paying tribute to artists like the Byrds and the Beatles. Now, the albums that launched Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' evergreen career are finding new life at Warner Bros., digitally remastered to sound better than ever and updated packaging. The first album, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, was a classic the day it hit the streets, receiving rave reviews and giving rock radio two staple songs, "Breakdown," and "American Girl." The follow-up, YOU'RE GONNA GET IT!, contained two more hits, "I Need To Know," and "Listen To Her Heart." The one-two punch from this pair of albums moved Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from the new wave pigeonhole into genuine rock heroes...a position they have yet to relinquish.

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Ist album from the band that would become one of the greatest rock band ever.
Mike
It gave two classic time tested songs like Breakdown and American Girl that everybody remembers and loves.
Middle name is Earl
Any real rock n roll fan needs this debut from one of the best bands of all time.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. Mix on May 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
It took about a year from this album's November, 1976 release for it to reach me, but when it did, it brought joy. At the time, very little sounded like it, and I loved it.

From the moody "Luna" to the flat-out, percolating "Rockin' Around (With You)" to the menacing "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)" to the magnificent, chugging "Strangered In The Night" to the clipped, all-amped-up-with-nowhere-to-go energy that pervades "Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll", this album was almost too good, too developed, too fully-realized to be a debut. But it was.

And twenty-five years on, it still sounds fresh. Potent. Invigorating. And thankfully, it remains (with the possible exception of "American Girl" or "Breakdown") untouched by classic rock radio.

As Bill Flanagan notes in his wonderful essay, "The band went on to make lots of records, some better than this." But very few. Front to back, Tom Petty eclipsed this album perhaps two or three times in his Hall of Fame career.

I'm happy to report that the remastering is a vast improvement over the original's wooden sound, which was done on the cheap for a dying record company. But given that 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' is barely thirty minutes long, I would've liked a demo or two, or some early live tracks added to this remastered edition.

If memory serves, ABC/Shelter released an "official" bootleg of an early Petty show from the Paradise in Boston about this time, and it was hot stuff. Where are those tracks?

But the sheer joy of the music contained herein render those complaints minor at best. This album has lost nothing in the quarter-century since its release.

I only hope I age this well.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M.P. Black (mpb77@hotmail.com) on April 23, 1998
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T.P. and the Heartbreakers have had a turbulent career to say the least, from struggles with pricing to internal conflict and most recently Petty's separation from his wife. At the end of the day, however, these Floridians gone L.A. know that it's about the music. Just listen to this album, their debut. Your classic rock collection is a disgrace without "American Girl", not to mention "Breakdown". But Petty's famous Byrds sound and blues tinged rock isn't all that the Heratbreakers offer. Everything from punk ("Anything That's Rock n' Roll") to country ("Mystery Man") shines. The Heartbreakers not only have an affinity for any type of music, but everything seems so well-placed on this album. You could hardly accuse them of a diffuse album. It's coherent and from the first drum rythms of "Rockin' Around" (garage rock if there ever was such a thing) to the Byrdisms of "American Girl", Petty and the Heartbreakers deliver a classic and an opening to a career that still flourishes today.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Altenweg on November 11, 2000
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Tom Petty has always always been classified as a fun rocker. While his later material would suggest otherwise, after listening to this album over 50 times its easy to see why Petty gets classified that way. Running just over 30 minutes, this debut album has it all. The ten tracks are all so catchy that it is irresistible, but they have enough depth that you feel this lightweight album has personal impact. Every song is great, simple, and straight to the point. At first listen you think that you could write them, but after each subsequent play you begin to see otherwise. The only weak song is "Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)" because the content doesn't flow with what the other nine tracks are about. But the classics "American Girl" and "Breakdown" are featured here, along with great tunes like "The Wild One, Forever", "Anything That's Rock 'n Roll", and my personal favorite - "Mystery Man". Not the first Tom Petty album to buy, but definitely one to own.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on May 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Tom Petty would never again sound as "new wave" as he did on his first album. The songs are relatively short and have an unpolished feel that he and the Heartbreakers would loose as they matured. He would also never again aspire so hard to be Bruce Springsteen as he does especially on "The Wild One, Forever." "American Girl" is the best and most well known song, but there's a lot of other fine songs in the mix. Overall, a fine debut album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nikki on September 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album is hard to find. I was excited when i saw it and since it's my favorite band of course I bought it. I was blown away. I knew a few of the songs before I bought it but the rest of the CD was what shocked me. The first track, Rocking Around With You, has a strong punk sound to it. For a second I thought I had bought the wrong CD. It is very simple and catchy with an amazing baseline and a great beat.
Anything That's Rock and Roll's great acoustic sound blew me away. The opening riff (reminiscent of the Kinks) grabbed my attention. This song is rebellious, loud and truly fun to listen to (key components to any great rock and/or punk song!). It it perfectly captures the noncomformist attitude of the late seventies. Unlike many songs of the same ideal, it is unpretentious and completely void of complex and unnecessary instrumental interludes. It gets right to the point without offending or dissappointing.
Hometown Blues is one of my absolute favorites. I LOVED this song. Everything from the beat, the guitar, the melody and the lyrics is, again, so simple and classic that you can't help but love it. This song lacks nothing, except radio play. I found that Mystery Man stood out slightly from the other songs on the album, with it's slow southern style. The melody is beautiful and is delivered so effortlessly. This album also features two of his best and most popular songs, American Girl and Breakdown.
American Girl is simply great. It's like it was written for and about every girl who dreamed of somthing bigger and better. You simply can't hate this song. It is a truly great rock song, not over the top, top excessive, not lacking anything (this one gets played on the radio regularly).
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