Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ‎– Into The Great Wide Open

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MCAD-10317 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-10317 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10317, MCAD10317 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAD-10317, MCAD10317 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
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LMCA 6504 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(LP, Album) MCA Records LMCA 6504 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
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50 160-2, MCD 10317, MCAD 10317 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album) Popron, MCA Records, MCA Records 50 160-2, MCD 10317, MCAD 10317 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
11613707013 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(LP, Album) MCA Records 11613707013 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
CDM 897-18 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD-Maximum CDM 897-18 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
MCD 10317, MCAD 10317 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 10317, MCAD 10317 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
MCABD-10317 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album, RP) MCA Records MCABD-10317 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-93957 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Geffen Records UICY-93957 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
No Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(12xFile, FLAC, RM, 96k) Geffen Records No US 2015
UICY-77971 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-77971 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
B0024292-01 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(LP, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records B0024292-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602547658647 Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Into The Great Wide Open(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Geffen Records 00602547658647 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
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streetmouse

streetmouse

December 19, 2018
referencing Into The Great Wide Open, LP, Album, LMCA 6504

Into The Great Wide Open was the first Tom Petty album I took seriously, where this time out songs such as “You And I Will Meet Again,” “Learning To Fly” and “Two Gunslingers” offered up something that seemed capable of defining a portion of my life, as I felt that perhaps Tom was finally ready to share a more defined part of his.

The album is essentially a graceful social commentary, and believe me, as we entered the 1990’s, society and the music industry were entirely in need of some social nose thumbing. The album is easily defined by deceptively simple (though not simplistic) rhymes around which Petty has fashioned a very enchanting and attractive setting, one characterized by the existential emptiness that now surrounded the American dream, and has only gotten worse since, delivered as only a mature hand an voice are capable of.

What didn’t hit me until years later regarding this very compelling effortless outing, was that the first half of this release could stand as part of a Tom Petty solo album, though when the band makes themselves known on the second half, there’s no denying that this section belongs to the Heartbreakers. It’s a swirling adventure accentuated by a dynamic presence, even for the slower more introverted material, belying a drama, a sense of anticipation and songs for which the ending, or outcome of the drama, is left to hang in the wind, open for interpretation.

Into The Great Wide Open is the culmination and fusion of both Petty’s solo material and that of the Heartbreakers, where both Tom and the band redefine themselves forever after.

*** The Fun Facts: As to the album artwork, it was painted by Jan Matulka, and is currently owned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The phrase ‘Into the great wide open’ is synonymous with early flight, where flyers depicted a takeoff as stepping into the the great wide open. This is not Tom Petty’s first reference to flying, he penned the song “Learning to Fly.”

For the cassette listeners: At the end of the cassette format of Side One, there is a brief spoken interlude by Tom Petty. It’s a tongue in cheek reference to the “Hello CD Listeners” interlude from Full Moon Fever, this time instructing cassette listeners on how to properly flip over their tape and prepare it for Side 2.

Review by Jenell Kesler
gorillone

gorillone

November 7, 2018
referencing Into The Great Wide Open, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 00602547658647

The pressing is very good, the record too. Nothing else to say
burketop

burketop

August 30, 2017
referencing Into The Great Wide Open, LP, Album, RE, RM, B0024292-01
Only way this could have been better would have been an all analogue cut at 45rpm over 2LPs. Terrific dynamics, very quiet pressing, well done to all involved.
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

March 9, 2017
referencing Into The Great Wide Open, CD, Album, MCD 10317, MCAD-10317
When Tom Petty (Gainesville Florida, 1950) heard The Rolling Stones for the first time as a teenager, he thought: ' Hey, I can do that too '. With his backing band The Heartbreakers he shares, just like the Stones, the love for simple but effective bluesy rock music. After a long and unsuccessful start-up phase, including the Group Mudcrutch, Petty in 1979 hits the jackpot with Damn The Torpedoes, the debut album by Tom Petty The Heartbreakers &. Two singles, Don't Do Me Like That and Refugee, end up in the American top-40. Petty narrates with his drawling voice about the dreams and failures of ordinary Americans. Into The Great Wide Open (1991) is another milestone in petty's career, both artistically and commercially.