Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into The Great Wide Open (1991/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:02 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Images of the master tapes (PDF)

The Heartbreakers' eighth studio album was also produced by Jeff Lynne with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell and was recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, CA. There were three singles released from this album: "Learning To Fly", "Into The Great Wide Open", and "King'€™s Highway".

Since Full Moon Fever was an unqualified commercial and critical success, perhaps it made sense that Tom Petty chose to follow its shiny formula when he reunited with the Heartbreakers for its follow-up, Into the Great Wide Open. Nevertheless, the familiarity of Into the Great Wide Open is something of a disappointment. the Heartbreakers' sound has remained similar throughout their career, but they had never quite repeated themselves until here. Technically, it isn't a repeat, since they weren't credited on Full Moon, but Wide Open sounds exactly like Full Moon, thanks to Jeff Lynne's overly stylized production. Again, it sounds like a cross between latter-day ELO and roots rock (much like the Traveling Wilburys, in that sense), but the production has become a touch too careful and precise, bordering on the sterile at times. And, unfortunately, the quality of the songwriting doesn't match Full Moon or Let Me Up (I've Had Enough). That's not to say that it rivals the uninspired Long After Dark, since Petty was a better craftsman in 1991 than he was in 1983. There are a number of minor gems – "Learning to Fly," "Kings Highway," "Into the Great Wide Open" – but there are no knockouts, either; it's like Full Moon Fever if there were only "Apartment Song"s and no "Free Fallin'"s. In other words, enough for a pleasant listen, but not enough to resonate like his best work. (And considering this, perhaps it wasn't surprising that Petty chose to change producers and styles on his next effort, the solo Wildflowers.)


01 - Learning To Fly
02 - Kings Highway
03 - Into The Great Wide Open
04 - Two Gunslingers
05 - The Dark Of The Sun
06 - All Or Nothin'
07 - All The Wrong Reasons
08 - Too Good To Be True
09 - Out In The Cold
10 - You And I Will Meet Again
11 - Makin' Some Noise
12 - Built To Last

Tom Petty Hi-Res Remastering Note:
The Hi-Res (24bit 96K) remastering of the Tom Petty catalog reveals a level of detail that was only previously heard by a select group of musicians, producers and engineers in the studio. It’s as close to the sound of original stereo master as you can get. We’re very happy with the way it came out, and believe it’s an important way to preserve the legacy of this great body of work.

If hearing the highest possible sound quality is important to you, then this is where you’ll get it.

The remastering was done in the fall of 2014 by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. I supervised it and Tom approved it. Great care was taken to find the original first-generation masters and transfer them with minimal eq and little or no dynamic range compression. In cases where the first-generation masters were unusable, we used the best sounding second-generation masters.*

To allow for full dynamic range, and to let the music “breathe” the Hi-Res versions have about 6-8db less digital level than a typical “loud” peak-limited CD or mp3. To enjoy these albums to their fullest extent, play them back though a good system and turn up the volume.

With this increased level of detail and sonic impact, we hope you'll enjoy rediscovering these great albums as much as we did!
Analyzed: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Into The Great Wide Open (Remastered 2015)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -3.37 dB -15.83 dB 4:01 01-Learning To Fly
DR10 -3.75 dB -14.87 dB 3:07 02-Kings Highway
DR12 -2.58 dB -16.00 dB 3:42 03-Into The Great Wide Open
DR12 -1.87 dB -15.37 dB 3:09 04-Two Gunslingers
DR12 -1.84 dB -15.27 dB 3:23 05-The Dark Of The Sun
DR11 -2.84 dB -15.69 dB 4:05 06-All Or Nothin'
DR10 -3.25 dB -15.52 dB 3:45 07-All The Wrong Reasons
DR11 -3.27 dB -16.08 dB 4:01 08-Too Good To Be True
DR11 -2.25 dB -15.21 dB 3:40 09-Out In The Cold
DR10 -2.37 dB -14.65 dB 3:43 10-You And I Will Meet Again
DR11 -1.53 dB -14.89 dB 3:27 11-Makin' Some Noise
DR10 -3.91 dB -16.31 dB 3:58 12-Built To Last

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3268 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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