The Petty Archives

Revolutions: Petty cashes in
By Dave Molter
Washington Observer-Reporter - Monday, December 13, 1993

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Greatest Hits | ★★★
The title of this release says it all. Since 1979, when Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers broke through with "Damn the Torpedoes" the band has turned out some mighty fine rock. This 18-track compilation is indispensable to serious Pettyphiles.

All the band's hits are here: "Breakdown"; "Listen to Her Heart," (with the great line, "You think you're gonna take her away, with your money and your cocaine."); "Refugee"; "Don't Do Me Like That"; "Even the Losers"; "Free Fallin'"; and more. There are also two new tracks, "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and "Something in the Air," a remake of the 1969 release that made Thunderclap Newman a one-hit wonder.