Monthly Archives: July 1981

Hard Promises (Remastered) – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Name Artist Time Price
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The Waiting Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 3:58 $1.29
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A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 4:21 $1.29
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Nightwatchman Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 3:59 $0.99
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Something Big Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 4:44 $0.99
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Kings Road Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 3:26 $0.99
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Letting You Go Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 3:24 $0.99
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A Thing About You Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 3:32 $0.99
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Insider Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 4:23 $0.99
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The Criminal Kind Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 4:00 $0.99
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You Can Still Change Your Mind Tom Petty & The Heartbr.. 4:15 $0.99

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Our Review

For the follow-up to the multiplatinum Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty reconvened his band and production team and returned with Hard Promises, an album even tighter and more triumphant than its predecessor. The opening cut, “The Waiting,” is one of Petty’s definitive performances. The song updates the Byrds’ classic California jangle by injecting it with the bar-band edge of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. It’s impossible to overrate the contributions of Petty’s faithful backing band. “Nightwatchman” and “The Criminal” conjure subtle funk grooves that grow into rollicking choruses akin to Highway 61 Revisited. The indispensable organ work on “Something Big” and “Letting You Go” proves that Benmont Tench was the Al Kooper to Petty’s Dylan. (The working title of Hard Promises was Benmont’s Revenge.) Among the guest musicians, Stevie Nicks brings a feminine to touch to Petty’s vagabond anthems. Their rock ballad “Insider” is the lesser-known sibling of Petty’s “Stop Dragging My Heart Around,” which he wrote and sung for Nicks’ Bella Donna album.

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Customer Reviews

The Definitive Petty Sound (5 stars)
You can have your Beatles and your Stones, for this child of the 70s, Petty is the center of my rock and roll sensabilities, and this album is simply his finest. Sure Damn the Torpedoes gets lots of praise, and rightly so, but there is a tightness to the sound here that Torpedoes doesn't offer. If I had to place a single song into a time capsule to try and capture American rock and roll for future generations, I would pass on Elvis, I would

Wow. (5 stars)
This album is amazing, even for Tom, who's one the most consistently rock solidly awesome music artists out there. Although "The Waiting" was arguably the biggest hit spawned off this album, other excellent tracks are "Letting You Go," "Something Big," "The Criminal Kind,"You Can Still Change Your Mind," "Kings Road," "Nightwatchman," "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me),"

One of the best… (4 stars)
…of this period! Petty and band hit their stride with this blend of pop & rock. 'The Waiting' is still one of the best Petty songs for my money (all 99 cents!).

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Free Fallin' Anthology – Through the Yea.. 4:16 $1.29
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Mary Jane's Last Dance Tom Petty & The Heartbreake.. 4:33 $1.29
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Don't Do Me Like That Anthology – Through the Yea.. 2:41 $1.29
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Mary Jane's Last Dance (1993 Greates.. Anthology – Through the Yea.. 4:30 $1.29
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American Girl Anthology – Through the Yea.. 3:32 $1.29
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American Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreake.. 3:30 $1.29
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Christmas All Over Again A Very Special Christmas, V.. 4:14 $0.99
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American Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreake.. 3:34 $1.29
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I Won't Back Down Anthology – Through the Yea.. 2:55 $1.29
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Learning to Fly Into the Great Wide Open 4:02 $1.29

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Tide Is High – Blondie

Name Album Time Price
Tide Is High Best of Blondie 4:42 $1.29

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Biography

Formed: August, 1974 in New York, NY
Genre: Rock
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the much-vaunted punk/new wave movement of the late '70s. The group was formed in New York City in August 1974 by singer Deborah Harry (b. July 1, 1945, Miami, Florida), formerly of Wind in the Willows, and guitarist Chris Stein (b. January 5, 1950, Brooklyn, New York) out of the remnants of Harry's previous group, the Stilettos. The lineup fluctuated over the next year. Drummer Clement Burke (b. November 24, 1955, New York) joined…

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Name Album Time Price
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Call Me Blondie: Greatest Hits 3:31 $1.29
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Heart of Glass The Best of Blondie 4:35 $1.29
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One Way or Another Blondie: Greatest Hits 3:32 $1.29
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The Tide Is High The Best of Blondie 4:42 $1.29
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Maria No Exit 4:51 $0.99
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Rapture The Best of Blondie 5:36 $1.29
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Heart of Glass Blondie: Greatest Hits 4:32 $1.29
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One Way or Another The Best of Blondie 3:36 $1.29
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The Tide Is High Blondie: Greatest Hits 4:44 $1.29
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Rapture Blondie: Greatest Hits 5:36 $1.29

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Dance to the Music – Sly & the Family Stone

Name Album Time Price
Dance to the Music Anthology 2:58 $0.99

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Biography

Formed: 1967 in San Francisco, CA
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Sly & the Family Stone harnessed all of the disparate musical and social trends of the late '60s, creating a wild, brilliant fusion of soul, rock, R&B, psychedelia, and funk that broke boundaries down without a second thought. Led by Sly Stone, the Family Stone was comprised of men and women, and blacks and whites, making the band the first fully integrated group in rock's history. That integration shone through the music, as well as the group's message. Before Stone, very few soul and R&B…

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Dance to the Music Dance to the Music 2:59 $0.99
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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Ag.. Anthology 4:48 $1.29
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Hot Fun In the Summertime (Single Ve.. Anthology 2:36 $1.29
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Everyday People Anthology 2:20 $1.29
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Family Affair Anthology 3:03 $1.29
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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Ag.. Greatest Hits 4:48 $1.29
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If You Want Me to Stay (Single Versi.. Anthology 2:56 $0.99
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I Want to Take You Higher Greatest Hits 5:23 $0.99
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Dance to the Music Anthology 2:58 $0.99
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Everyday People Greatest Hits 2:21 $1.29

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Come Get to This (The Speek) – Marvin Gaye


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Biography

Born: April 02, 1939 in Washington D.C.
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the most gifted, visionary, and enduring talents ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit machine, Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. Moving from lean, powerful R&B to stylish, sophisticated soul to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his…

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Top Songs By Marvin Gaye

Name Album Time Price
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Ain't No Mountain High Enough Gold: Marvin Gaye 2:26 $1.29
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Let's Get It On Number 1's: Marvin Gaye 3:59 $1.29
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Sexual Healing Midnight Love & the Sexual .. 3:58 $1.29
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What's Going On What's Going On (Remastered.. 3:53 $1.29
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine (St.. Motown 1's 3:13 $1.29
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Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 Number 1's: Marvin Gaye 4:12 $1.29
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Got to Give It Up (Single) Every Great Motown Hit of M.. 4:15 $1.29
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I Heard It through the Grapevine (Si.. Every Great Motown Hit of M.. 3:16 $1.29
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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Nu
mber 1's: Marvin Gaye
3:13 $0.99
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Let's Get It On Let's Get It On (Deluxe Edi.. 4:50 $1.29

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Let's Get It On (The Speek) – Marvin Gaye


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Biography

Born: April 02, 1939 in Washington D.C.
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the most gifted, visionary, and enduring talents ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit machine, Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. Moving from lean, powerful R&B to stylish, sophisticated soul to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his…

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Top Songs By Marvin Gaye

Name Album Time Price
1.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough Gold: Marvin Gaye 2:26 $1.29
2.

Let's Get It On Number 1's: Marvin Gaye 3:59 $1.29
3.

Sexual Healing Midnight Love & the Sexual .. 3:58 $1.29
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What's Going On What's Going On (Remastered.. 3:53 $1.29
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine (St.. Motown 1's 3:13 $1.29
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Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 Number 1's: Marvin Gaye 4:12 $1.29
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Got to Give It Up (Single) Every Great Motown Hit of M.. 4:15 $1.29
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I Heard It through the Grapevine (Si.. Every Great Motown Hit of M.. 3:16 $1.29
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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Numb
er 1's: Marvin Gaye
3:13 $0.99
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Let's Get It On Let's Get It On (Deluxe Edi.. 4:50 $1.29

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