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Title:
Damn the torpedoes
Author:
Petty, Tom.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[London] : Eagle Vision, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The third album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1979, has long been regarded as a classic. A mix of rootsy American rock 'n' roll and the best of the British invasion, of jangling Byrds guitars and Stones-like rhythms, Damn the torpedoes was the album that took Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers into the major league, and re-defined American rock. This DVD tells the story behind the creation of this great rock 'n' roll album and the dramatic transformation in the band's career that took place following its release. Through interviews, new and archive performances and analysis we discover how Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch created their songs and sounds with the help of co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus.
General Note:
Original broadcast on television.

Bonus materials: contains over 42 minutes of additional material not included in the TV broadcast: Damn the torpedoes TV commercial; Beat the mix; The 12 string Rickenbacker; Even the losers--the guitar orchestra; Here comes my girl--Beat the demo; You tell me; Here comes my girl--drum sound; Benmont Tench's Hammond; Don't do me like that--Vox organ; What are you doin' in my life--Shelly Shelly, Shelly Yakus.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Classic albums (Television program)
UPC:
801213029396
Format :
DVD

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This documentary examines the recording of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' classic third album Damn the Torpedos. The filmmakers sit down with Petty, his bandmates, and the album's producer and they all explain how they achieved the album's signature sound, as well as point out how their lives and careers changed after the album became a smash hit. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi