The Petty Archives

Record Reviews
By Paul Kowtiuk
The Leamington Post - Wednesday, July 8, 1981

We've waited so long for something from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers that reaction is predictably positive and strong on the first single from his new album "Hard Promises." Called "The Waiting," (Backstreet), it's everything we expected. For some fans, that's good news. For others who hoped for some unknown tangent, hold on. I think Petty's too smart to fall into a rut.