The Petty Archives

Music In Brief: Petty goes it alone on new album
By Anthony DeCurtis
Rolling Stone #529 -- June 30, 1988

Tom Petty has completed his first solo album, titled Songs from the Garage, the record was produced by Petty, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Jeff Lynne, the former ELO guitarist who handled the board for George Harrison's Cloud Nine. Harrison plays guitars on one track, and Roy Orbison sings backgrond vocals on another. The record is set for a July release, with a single -- as yet unchosen -- probably coming sometime sooner. Petty has no plans for a tour to support the album; he will begin work on a record with the Heartbreakers later this year.