The Petty Archives

The Best Albums Of 2006
By Martin Jones
Community Free Press - February 14, 2007

Tom Petty, "Highway Companion" -- Former Traveling Wilbury cohort and ELO giant Jeff Lynne does most of the producing and playing along with Petty and Mike Campbell, the only Heartbreaker along for the ride. This is a great sounding album. The recording is bright and Petty sounds energized for once. The songwriting is good, and it reminds you that Tom Petty can still turn out albums as good as "Full Moon Fever," with or without the rest of the Heartbreakers.