Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Southern Choice album download
Southern Accents is the sixth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on March 26, 1985, through MCA Records. The album's lead single, "Don't Come Around Here No More", co-written by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video featured Alice in Wonderland imagery. The song "Southern Accents" was later covered by Johnny Cash for his Unchained album in 1996.
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Produced by Dave Stewart, Southern Accents is an ambitious album, attempting to incorporate touches of psychedelia, soul, and country into a loose concept about the modern South. Occasionally, the songs work; "Rebels" and "Spike" are fine rockers, and "Don't Come Around Here No More" and "Make It Better (Forget About Me)" expand the Heartbreakers' sound nicely. But too often, the record is weighed down by its own ambitions.
Plenty of the songs Petty and the Heartbreakers worked on during the Southern Accents sessions were cast by the wayside after tortuous rescue attempts, but they didn't all require hard work. The title track, which Petty himself still regards as one of the better songs in his catalog, came out quickly during a late-night writing session. I started with the title," Petty told Performing Songwriter. I thought at the time I was going to do an album based on southern themes and southern music. I wrote it at the piano - very late at night, about four or five in the morning . Tom was dancing with the devil at that point," Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch told Uncut. I imagined he was going to g. .Something was going to happen real ba.
The combined efforts of Tom Petty, the Heartbreakers, one half of Eurythmics and a member of The Band helped create an album with Southern Accents. The sixth long player in just seven and a half years by Petty and his band was released on 26 March 1985, and became their latest platinum-selling success
The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the eponymous debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records. Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States. charts, where it climbed to in 1978 and eventually went Gold.