The Petty Archives

People In The News
By William C. Trott
The Bryan Times - June 1, 1989

PETTY BEHAVIOR: There's a strange interlude on the compact disc version of Tom Petty's latest work, "Full Moon Fever." At the point where the record album and the cassette tape would have to be flipped, CD owners are treated to a segment titled "Attention CD Listeners" that features Petty, Del Shannon and Jeff Lynne making barnyard noises. Finally, an announcer comes on and says, "Hello CD listener. We've come to the point where those listening on cassette or records will have to stand up or sit down and turn over the record or tape. In fairness to those listeners, we'll now take a few seconds before we begin side two. Thank you, here's side two." Petty said he threw in the bit to give CD listeners an intermission. "I just like the pause," he said. "If you take an album as a whole, it's nice to have that little break where you turn the record over and begin the second part of the program."