Orange Coast Magazine -- August 1989
Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty (MCA) -- Tom Petty, now there's a contemporary pop artist. And, his LP -- his first solo offering -- could be a favorite for years. Petty gets able assistance from members of his band, the Heartbreakers, and Traveling Wilbury buddies Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, and the late Roy Orbison. The songs are refreshing, the production solid. Along the best tunes are "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," "A Face in the Crowd" and "Alright for Now."