Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:52 minutes | 1006 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Images of the master tapes (PDF)

This was the first Tom Petty 'solo' album although most of the Heartbreakers played on the record. Jeff Lynne produced along with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell and recording was done at M.C. Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Full Moon Fever featured five singles: "I Won'€™t Back Down", "Runnin'€™ Down A Dream", "Free Fallin'", "A Face In The Crowd", and "Yer So Bad". HD Remastered in 2015.

Although Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) found the Heartbreakers regaining their strength as a band and discovering a newfound ease at songcraft, it just didn't sell that well. Perhaps that factor, along with road fatigue, led Tom Petty to record his first solo album, Full Moon Fever. Nevertheless, the distinction between "solo" and "Heartbreakers" is a fuzzy one because Full Moon Fever is essentially in the same style as the Heartbreakers albums; Mike Campbell co-wrote two songs and co-produced the record, and he, along with Benmont Tench and Howie Epstein, all play on the album. However, the album sounds different from any Heartbreakers record due to the presence of former Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne. Petty co-wrote the lion's share of the album with Lynne, who also is the record's main producer. In his hands, Petty's roots rock becomes clean and glossy, layered with shimmering vocal harmonies, keyboards, and acoustic guitars. It's a friendly, radio-ready sound, and if it has dated somewhat over the years, the craft is still admirable and appealing. But the real reason Full Moon Fever became Petty's biggest hit is that it boasted a selection of songs that rivaled Damn the Torpedoes. Full Moon Fever didn't have a weak track; even if a few weren't quite as strong as others, the album was filled with highlights: "I Won't Back Down," the wistful "A Face in the Crowd," the rockabilly throwaways "Yer So Bad" and "A Mind with a Heart of Its Own," the Byrds cover "Feel a Whole Lot Better," the charging "Runnin' Down a Dream," and "Free Fallin'," a coming-of-age ballad that could be Petty's best song. Full Moon Fever might have been meant as an off-the-cuff detour, but it turned into a minor masterpiece.


01 - Free Fallin'
02 - I Won't Back Down
03 - Love Is A Long Road
04 - A Face In The Crowd
05 - Runnin' Down A Dream
06 - Feel A Whole Lot Better
07 - Yer So Bad
08 - Depending On You
09 - The Apartment Song
10 - Alright For Now
11 - A Mind With A Heart Of It's Own
12 - Zombie Zoo

Tom Petty Hi-Res Remastering Note:
The Hi-Res (24bit 96K) remastering of the Tom Petty catalog reveals a level of detail that was only previously heard by a select group of musicians, producers and engineers in the studio. It’s as close to the sound of original stereo master as you can get. We’re very happy with the way it came out, and believe it’s an important way to preserve the legacy of this great body of work.

If hearing the highest possible sound quality is important to you, then this is where you’ll get it.

The remastering was done in the fall of 2014 by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. I supervised it and Tom approved it. Great care was taken to find the original first-generation masters and transfer them with minimal eq and little or no dynamic range compression. In cases where the first-generation masters were unusable, we used the best sounding second-generation masters.*

To allow for full dynamic range, and to let the music “breathe” the Hi-Res versions have about 6-8db less digital level than a typical “loud” peak-limited CD or mp3. To enjoy these albums to their fullest extent, play them back though a good system and turn up the volume.

With this increased level of detail and sonic impact, we hope you'll enjoy rediscovering these great albums as much as we did!
Analyzed: Tom Petty / Full Moon Fever (Remastered 2015)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -1.76 dB -16.85 dB 4:16 01-Free Fallin'
DR13 -1.35 dB -16.35 dB 2:57 02-I Won't Back Down
DR11 -1.85 dB -15.13 dB 4:07 03-Love Is A Long Road
DR13 -2.13 dB -16.46 dB 3:59 04-A Face In The Crowd
DR12 -1.78 dB -15.36 dB 4:53 05-Runnin' Down A Dream
DR12 -1.73 dB -15.15 dB 2:49 06-Feel A Whole Lot Better
DR12 -2.24 dB -15.80 dB 3:06 07-Yer So Bad
DR12 -1.86 dB -15.11 dB 2:48 08-Depending On You
DR12 -0.38 dB -15.01 dB 2:33 09-The Apartment Song
DR11 -4.23 dB -19.89 dB 2:01 10-Alright For Now
DR12 -2.18 dB -15.46 dB 3:29 11-A Mind With A Heart Of It's Own
DR12 -1.67 dB -15.14 dB 2:57 12-Zombie Zoo

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3331 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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