Highway Companion review by Tom Petty

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  • Released: Jul 25, 2006
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (37 votes)
Tom Petty: Highway Companion
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Sound — 8
My first impression is that this is a laid back CD. There's not the same variety of music as say wildflowers, but it's still very good. A lot of the songs are really mellow but very musical. Mike Campbell's guitar work is awesome and stellar as usual. Very underrated guitarist.

Lyrics — 9
Tom is a great lyricist, always has been in my books. The stories he tells paint beautiful pictures in the listeners head, and he's very beleivable. A great story teller. He seems like a very down to earth guy just listening to his lyrics. He sounds like he's had the pleasure of travelling everywhere and he writes what he sees.

Overall Impression — 8
At this point in his career, this is the album that I almost expect him to make. He seems a little older and alot wiser. It didn't have the variety of instruments as his other solo albums, and I wish he played a little more piano on this record, but I still like it very much. There's nothing I really hate about it. Another classic album Tom, keep it up.

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