Eagle Rock Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Classic Albums series has recounted the back-stories of some of popular music’s most enduring and beloved albums. On August 3, the next installment, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Damn The Torpedoes, will be simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray [Pre-book Order Date July 9, MSRP $14.98]. The documentary will also be broadcast on VH1 Classic.
Unweaving the creative process behind this all-American rock ‘n’ roll gem, this 56-minute documentary presents newly filmed interviews from Heartbreakers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Ron Blair, as well as co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus. Completing this package is 42 minutes of bonus features not included in the upcoming VH1 Classic broadcast, as well as in-depth multi-track tape analysis, and new and archival performances.
It takes a concoction of memorable hooks, artistic energy, and a lasting impression to create a work worthy of the label “classic album.” Damn The Torpedoes, featuring the hits “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Refugee,” “Here Comes My Girl,” and “Even The Losers,” still has that fresh, dynamic sound that skyrocketed it to #2 on the U.S. charts and into the hearts of audiences worldwide.
Rolling Stone magazine in their review in the December 13, 1979 issue, said that Damn The Torpedoes was “the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ album we have all been waiting for.” In their September 16, 2004 issue they declared it one of “the greatest albums ever made”
Now more than 30 years after its release and the emergence of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as a major musical force, Damn The Torpedoes is a worthy addition to theClassic Albums library.
Previously delving into definitive works by Elvis Presley, The Doors, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Meat Loaf, Phil Collins, U2, Bob Marley, and most recentlyBlack Sabbath, Classic Albums has peeled away the layers, via comprehensive interviews, studio recreations, and vintage footage, to reveal the stories behind the music.
Petty and the Heartbreakers are currently on the road touring North America. Their latest release Mojo was issued on June 15 on Reprise / WEA and debuted in Billboard magazine charts at number 2 with Rolling Stone calling it one of Petty’s best ever. For more information on Mojo and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tour, go to TomPetty.com.
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