Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers release their fourth album : ‘Hard Promises’ (1981)

‘Hard Promises’ by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers is their fourth album released on May 5, 1981 by Backstreet

Track Listing : 1.The Waiting (Tom Petty) – 03:58 . 2.A Woman In Love (It’S Not Me) (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 04:22 . 3.Nightwatchman (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 03:59 . 4.Something Big (Tom Petty) – 04:44 . 5.Kings Road (Tom Petty) – 03:27 . 6.Letting You Go (Tom Petty) – 03:24 . 7.A Thing About You (Tom Petty) – 03:33 . 8.Insider (Tom Petty) – 04:23 . 9.The Criminal Kind (Tom Petty) – 04:00 . 10.You Can Still Change Your Mind (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell) – 04:15


Henry Diltz

Musicians : The Heartbreakers – Band . Tom Petty – Vocals, Guitars, Electric Piano On (4) . Mike Campbell – Guitars, Auto-Harp, Accordion, Harmonium, Bass Guitar . Benmont Tench – Organ, Piano, Background Vocals . Ron Blair – Bass Guitar . Stan Lynch – Drums, Background Vocals . Phil Jones – Percussion . Donald Duck Dunn – Bass Guitar On (2) . Alan Bugs Weidel – Piano On (3) . Stevie Nicks – Harmony Vocal On (8), Background Vocal On (10) . Lori Nicks – Background Vocal On (8) . Sharon Celani – Background Vocal On (10)


Lynn Goldsmith

Production : Produced By Jimmy Iovine, Tom Petty . Brad Gilderman – Assistant Engineer . Tori Swenson – Assistant Engineer . Shelly Yakus – Engineer

Package : Joel Bernstein – Photography . Dennis Callahan – Photography . Henry Diltz asterisques RVM – Photography . Lynn Goldsmith asterisques RVM – Photography . Tommy Steele – Art Direction

Recorded 1980–1981 At Sound City, Van Nuys, Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, Ca And Goodnight, La.

Released On May 5, 1981 By Backstreet.

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Rolling Stone
Tom Petty’s just old enough and successful enough to have to start grappling with rock & roll adulthood. “You don’t have to live like a refugee,” but how do you live instead? Hard Promises isn’t an answer. […]

The Daily Vault
That doesn’t change the fact that Hard Promises is one of Petty and band’s stronger albums, from the magnificent hook that kicks off “The Waiting” through the muscular, Stones-meet-the-Byrds bounce of “A Thing About You.” […]

allmusic
Instead, it offered a reaffirmation that Damn the Torpedoes wasn’t a fluke. There’s not much new on the surface, since it continues the sound of its predecessor, but it’s filled with great songwriting, something that’s as difficult to achieve as a distinctive sound. […]

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