Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – You’re Gonna Get It!

ARTIST: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers        220px-TomPettyYou'reGonnaGetIt!

TITLE:  You’re Gonna Get It!

YEAR RELEASED: 1978

CHART ACTION: #23 US, #34 UK

SINGLES: I Need to Know (#41), Listen to Her Heart (#59)

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Magnolia

LINEUP: Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, Stan Lynch.

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Second album from the rootsy band has some decent songs and a straightforward sound. It’s awfully short and sometimes slight.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Tom Petty had a short, tight group of 10 songs for his band’s next albums. There are some real winners, like the two best known records (the singles, which didn’t chart that high but was always big on the radio), and “When the Time Comes” and the title track.

It seems a bit like their record company, Shelter, needed to get product out there, so with less than a half hour of material they put this out. It’s not out of the ordinary for any other early Tom Petty album – just poppy rock-and-roll. Even with just 10 tracks, there are a few less-than-stellar tracks.

Even though you know the hits, some of this would still sound fresh to me.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: Denny Cordell, who produced the first Moody Blues album, co-produced this.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.

GRADE: B-:  If there was more of it, or was more consistent, the grade would be higher.

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