- Title:Southern Accents
- Style:Rock & Roll
- Date of release:
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- Size MP3 version1354 megabytes
- Size WMA version1782 megabytes
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records. The album was recorded and mixed at the Shelter Studio in Hollywood, California. Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty (lead singer, guitar), Mike Campbell (lead guitarist), Ron Blair (bass guitar), Stan Lynch (drums), and Benmont Tench (keyboards). In 1981, Blair, weary of the touring lifestyle, departed the band. His replacement, Howie Epstein, stayed with the band for the next two decades
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.
Album Southern Accents. Southern Accents Lyrics. There's a southern accent, where I come from The young 'uns call it country The Yankees call it dumb. I got my own way of talkin' But everything is done, with a southern accent Where I come from. Now that drunk tank in Atlanta's Just a motel room to me Think I might go work Orlando If them orange groves don't freeze. I got my own way of workin' But everything is run, with a southern accent Where I come from
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). To me, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are already a legendary American band, and it has been thrilling to see them perform several times through the years. If you really want to hear great songs, listen to these guys jam. Every one of their albums has a lot to say without trying too hard.
Southern Accents is the sixth album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1985. The album's first single, "Don't Come Around Here No More", cowritten by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100. Its music video featured Alice in Wonderland imagery. Southern Accents" was later covered by Johnny Cash for his Unchained album in 1996, on which members of the Heartbreakers play.
Tracklist Hide Credits
Drums, Vocals – Stan LynchGuitar, Bass, Keyboards – Mike CampbellHorns – Heart Attack Horns*Horns [Heart Attack Horns] – William Bergman*, Jim Coile, John Berry Jr.*, Kurt McGettrick, Dick Braun*Keyboards – Benmont TenchSaxophone – Molly DuncanTambourine – Bobbye HallTrumpet – Dave PlewsVocals – Howie EpsteinVocals, Twelve-String Guitar – T.P.*
|2||It Ain't Nothin' To Me
Baritone Saxophone – Gregory Smith*Drums – Stan LynchGuitar, Bass, Vocals – David A. StewartGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Mike CampbellHorn – John Berry Jr.*Piano – Benmont TenchTenor Saxophone – William Bergman*, Jim CoileTrumpet – Dick Braun*Vocals – Howie EpsteinVocals, Guitar, Tambourine – T.P.*
|3||Don't Come Around Here No More
Backing Vocals – Marilyn Martin, Sharon Celani, Stephanie SpruillBass [ntro] – Dean GarciaBass, Vocals – Howie EpsteinCello – Daniel RothmullerDrums, Percussion – Stan LynchGuitar – Mike CampbellKeyboards – Benmont TenchSitar, Keyboards, Vocals – David A. StewartVocals, Piano – T.P.*
Arranged By [Strings] – Jack NitzscheDobro – Mike CampbellHarmony Vocals – Howie EpsteinPercussion – Stan LynchPiano – Benmont TenchVocals – T.P.*
|5||Make It Better (Forget About Me)
Backing Vocals – Clydene Jackson, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Stephanie SpruillBass – Howie EpsteinDrums – Stan LynchGuitar – David A. Stewart, Mike CampbellKeyboards – Benmont TenchLead Vocals – T.P.*Saxophone – Molly DuncanTambourine – Phil Jones Trumpet – Dave Plews
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – T.P.*Bass, Harmony Vocals – Howie EpsteinDrums – Stan LynchElectric Piano – Benmont TenchSlide Guitar – Mike Campbell
|7||Dogs On The Run
Bass, Backing Vocals – Howie EpsteinDrums – Stan LynchGuitar – Mike CampbellHorns – Heart Attack Horns*Horns [Heart Attack Horns] – William Bergman*, Gregory Smith*, Jim Coile, John Berry Jr.*, Kurt McGettrick, Dick Braun*Keyboards – Benmont TenchTambourine – Bobbye HallVocals, Twelve-String Guitar – T.P.*
|8||Mary's New Car
Bass, Harmony Vocals – Howie EpsteinDrums, Percussion – Stan LynchGuitar, Piano – Mike CampbellKeyboards [OBX], Lead Vocals – T.P.*Saxophone – Marty JourardVibraphone [Vibes] – Benmont Tench
|9||The Best Of Everything
Bass – Ron BlairConductor [Horns] – Jerry HeyDrums – Stan LynchGuitar – Mike CampbellGuitar, Vocals – T.P.*Harmony Vocals – Richard ManuelKeyboards – Benmont Tench, Garth HudsonPercussion – Jim Keltner
- Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Published By – Gone Gator Music
- Published By – Wild Gator Music
- Published By – Blue Network Music Inc.
- Recorded At – Gone Gator One
- Recorded At – Sound City Studios
- Recorded At – The Village Recorder
- Recorded At – Sunset Sound
- Recorded At – The Church, London
- Mixed At – Gone Gator One
- Remixed At – The Village Recorder
- Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
- Distributed By – Columbia House
- Made By – Digital Audio Disc Corp. – DIDX-383
- Glass Mastered At – DADC – DIDX-383
- Art Direction, Design – Steele WorksDesign*, Tommy Steele
- Engineer [Additional] – David Bianco (tracks: 1), Joel Fein (tracks: 9)
- Engineer [Second] – Alan Weidel
- Engineer, Remix – Don Smith, Shelly Yakus
- Management – Elliot Roberts, Lookout Management, Tony Dimitriades
- Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
- Painting [Cover] – Winslow Homer
- Photography By [Back Cover & Innersleeve] – Dennis Keeley
- Photography By [Background] – Steve Breitborde
- Producer – David A. Stewart (tracks: 2, 3, 5), Jimmy Iovine (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 9), Mike Campbell (tracks: 1, 4, 6 to 8), Robbie Robertson, Tom Petty
- Written-By – David A. Stewart (tracks: 2, 3, 5), Mike Campbell (tracks: 7), T. Petty*
No mention of Columbia House on release just CRC.
Recorded and mixed at Gone Gator One except track 9 recorded at Sound City and The Village Recorder
Additional recording at Sunset Sound, LA & Church Studio, London on track 3
Additional remix at The Village Recording on tracks 1, 3, 5, 7
© ℗ 1985 MCA Records Inc.
All songs published by Gone Gator Music (ASCAP) except:
Tracks 2, 3, 5 published Gone Gator Music/Blue Network Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Track 7 published by Gone Gator Music/Wild Gator Music (ASCAP)
David A. Stewart appears courtesy of RCA Records, Inc.
Marty Jourard appears courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Maxine and Julia Waters appear courtesy of Motown Records, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: DIDX 383 11
- Other (Mould injection print): [DADC logo]® Made in USA - Digital Audio Disc Corp.
- Other (DADC Code (Spine, Booklet)): DIDX-383
- Other (DADC Code (Face of CD)): DIDY 383
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|MCA 5486||Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers||Southern Accents (LP, Album)||MCA Records||MCA 5486||US||1985|
|MCFC 3260||Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers||Southern Accents (Cass, Album, Pap)||MCA Records||MCFC 3260||UK||1985|
|251 551-1||Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers||Southern Accents (LP, Album)||MCA Records||251 551-1||Portugal||1985|
|LP-33616||Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers||Southern Accents (LP, Album)||MCA Records||LP-33616||Ecuador||1985|
|MCLD 19079||Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers||Southern Accents (CD, Album)||MCA Records||MCLD 19079||UK||1985|