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Southern Accents


Download links and information about Southern Accents by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 39:36 minutes.

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 9
Duration: 39:36
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No. Title Length
1. Rebels 5:19
2. It Ain't Nothin' to Me 5:10
3. Don't Come Around Here No More 5:03
4. Southern Accents 4:45
5. Make It Better (Forget About Me) 4:22
6. Spike 3:31
7. Dogs On the Run 3:39
8. Mary's New Car 3:44
9. The Best of Everything 4:03



For their sixth studio album, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers opted for a loose concept album about the modern South. (The band’s origin was Florida.) It opened up the group's sound beyond their usual guitar-organ attack. However, by bringing in the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart to produce, The Heartbreakers suddenly had an extra bandmate, as Stewart guided the tracks with a heavy hand and cowrote three of the album’s songs with Petty. The album’s guest list is extensive, including Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel of The Band, singer Maxine Waters, and a brass section. The psychedelic “Don’t Come Around Here No More” became the hit single, while “It Ain’t Nothin’ to Me” sported a modern dance groove. “Rebels,” “Spike,” and “Dogs on the Run” provide the classic rockers. But it’s the ballads, the title track, and “The Best of Everything” that are the most powerful moments and show Petty’s best songwriting. Despite including so many musicians—and a key collaborator in Stewart—this album feels like the first Tom Petty solo set.