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レーベル:Warner Bros / Wea
JAN:0093624729426 売上ランキング:音楽で177035位

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  1. Room At The Top
  2. Counting On You
  3. Free Girl Now
  4. Lonesome Sundown
  5. Swingin'
  6. Accused Of Love
  7. Echo
  8. Won't Last Long
  9. Billy The Kid
  10. I Don't Wanna Fight
  11. This One's For Me
  12. No More
  13. About To Give Out
  14. Rhino Skin
  15. One More Day, One More Night
Just a few bars into song 1, "Room at the Top", and you know you're in the capable hands of a master songwriter. A mellow chorus wafts by, whispered in Petty's patented Byrdsian drawl, and the song seems to tick-tock to a stop. But storming over the top is a riff from guitarist Mike Campbell. Another chorus and you know there's a bridge creeping up. Petty, in a gesture that's both droll and dynamic, mutters "Hit it" to announce it. The proceedings slow again, then Campbell's gears start grinding again, and there's a grand crescendo that is, if you'll pardon the pun, heartbreakingly wicked. Then Petty murmurs a deep, resonate "No-oh" in a broken, brilliantly understated way that's rock & roll perfect! If you understand the alchemist genius that transmutes such humble metal into gold, you're ready to curl up with 14 songs of near-similar standing. Petty and the Heartbreakers have succeeded in making an album that's stunning in its simplicity yet as carefully ornate and wondrous as a stained-glass window. Indeed, renaissance might be an appropriate tag for the reborn Petty, except that he's never really gone away. Like that "Room at the Top" bridge, he's always been lurking around the corner, waiting to surprise you when the time is right. --Tom Lanham