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  • June 20, 2010
    See Tom Petty Live! Review the new album MOJO here!
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' new album Mojo was released this past Tuesday. Have you had a chance to share your thoughts on the album? Now you can! Review the new Mojo album by commenting on this news post and be entered to win a pair of great tickets to your choice of one of the following shows:

    Tuesday, 6/22 in St. Paul, MN
    Wednesday, 6/23 in Omaha, NE
    Friday, 6/25 in Milwaukee, WI
    Saturday, 6/26 in Milwaukee, WI

    Along with your review, let us know which show you'd like to attend! Good luck and thanks for sharing with us!

    We will select the winners from our favorite reviews and call the winners to let them know - please make sure your Account Info is updated with your contact/phone number. We will start to inform winners by Monday.




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on Sun, 2010-06-20 17:00
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' new album Mojo was released this past Tuesday. Have you had a chance to share your thoughts on the album? Now you can! Review the new Mojo album by commenting on this news post and be entered to win a pair of great tickets to your choice of one of the following shows:

Tuesday, 6/22 in St. Paul, MN
Wednesday, 6/23 in Omaha, NE
Friday, 6/25 in Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, 6/26 in Milwaukee, WI

Along with your review, let us know which show you'd like to attend! Good luck and thanks for sharing with us!

We will select the winners from our favorite reviews and call the winners to let them know - please make sure your Account Info is updated with your contact/phone number. We will start to inform winners by Monday.




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Anonymous's picture

I am a fan of the blues, so when my favorite band of all-time came out with Mojo, well, what can I say? It rocks in a gutsy gritty bluesy kind of way. This band always keeps reinventing itself and always speaks to me like they were in my living room, always my best friends.....I cannot wait for the Nashville show. A really long time fan
mef46's picture

All around great album. The guitar is right there and sounds so good, but at the same time does not over whelm the vocals. Tom and the Breakers have always been about balance. This is everything I hoped it would be and so much more. Thank you for sharing your talents! I look forward to seeing you in Saratoga and Darien!
Anonymous's picture

I have been a TPHB fan since the early 80s. People say I'm a "musicphile" because, well, I LOVE music. Been listening to it for 50 years. This album is one of THE BEST albums ever. Little bit of everything. Amazing guitar. Soul touching lyrics. Tom and the band did it again. LOVE EVERY SONG!!! Really...EVERY SINGLE ONE. Thanks Tom. Keep on keepin on man
shellarella's picture

Cmon! Please tell me its not to late to win some tickets!!! I just got home from going to the concert in Omaha and do not know if I will survive if I can't go to another one!! MOJO is amazing! I LOVE all of it. MY personal favorite is CANDY. Tom's writing never fails to impress me. And the Heartbreakers have never sounded better. I have been listening to Tom and the Heartbreakers since I was a little girl. My Dad actually stole my first Petty CD! Now listening to Tom and The Heartbreakers with my family around, brings back so many memories of "the good ol' days" and makes me happier than ever!
minkersmom's picture

I have loved Tom Petty since I was a young girl dancing around the living room to "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and over time he has continued to strike a chord with me through his music. I got to see him in concert a couple of years ago at SPAC and it was an awesome show! It almost seemed like a big sing along. I am truly amazed that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have come out with a new album that I and many others will be singing along to for many years to come. I love Mojo! And I would love the opportunity to see them again this year when they come to SPAC on Aug. 27th! Thanks!
mott441's picture

So I'm a little obsessed with the number 41. Back in the eighties Ed Mio of the NY Rangers was my favorite hockey player and his number was 41. My college PO box was 441. American Girl mentions Route 441. I celebrated big on my 41st birthday. I even have Abercrombie cologne #41 and now TP&HB's have a new song title US41 - how cool is that? I love TP&HBs even more! Now to get on with my review. WOW! This album totally exceeds my expectations and they are high for TB&HB considering they are my favorite band (my first album was an 8-track of "Dam the Torpedos"). I've never been a bluesy listener - ever. OnceI heard that TB&HBs were releasing a rhythm and blues album I was sort of cringing inside, but after seeing him perform I "Should f Known It" on SNL I knew this album was gonna rock - I guess you can say I had a change of heart and am now a fan of the blues! I can't believe how great the songs sound. I am constantly playing the music in my car, exposing the style to my two children(11 & 13). Ever track on this album is a keeper! I especially love "Don't Pull Me Over" and "Candy". I cannot wait until I host a party this summer and share this music with my family and friends.
highfill9's picture

This set of tunes is some of Pettys best work so far. Damn the Torpedos was great but this has the polished and refined artist's talent all over it! Love,love, love, that an old fart like Tom can be so cool still and have so much more to give us. Thanks dude for the beautiful sounds of true rock and roll. Can't say it is dead now!!!!!!!!!!!
pcpettyhead's picture

Really, are you sure? Maybe you should read it again. pcpettyhead - 18 June, 2010 MOJO is BRILLIANT * 5 STARS! After listening to MOJO 25 times, I'm ready for 25,000 more! This is the album I've been waiting for since Wildflowers. Despite some cold reviews, I think those people are just missing the boat. This album ROCKS!! We finally get a good dose of the Heartbreakers. Everybody is present and accounted for. They always have been but, not like this. Instead of serving the songs, they are the songs. Recorded live on the floor, there are times when you can feel just that. It's almost like the Heartbreakers are there in the room with you. I mean right in front of you. The Blu-ray is going to be AWESOME! Tom Petty has written another MASTERPIECE. The album as a whole fits together like a beautiful puzzle. It's not all blues as some would have you believe. The soft, tasteful ballads Something Good Coming and No Reason To Cry are probably Tom's best ever. Candy is one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I don't go for them turnip greens either! You have to love Don't Pull Me Over...reggae and relate-able! Tom Petty is obviously on a song writing roll. Though he has stated that he's not writing for radio anymore, he's sure writing for somebody. Himself, his band, and his fans. The die-hard fans appreciate not only Tom but, The Heartbreakers, too. This album gives the fans a big tasty treat. It's Heartbreakers FULL ON! So, if you've got the Jefferson Jericho Blues and you need a Lover's Touch, get your First Flash of Freedom and Let Yourself Go on The Trip to Pirates Cove. There's No Reason To Cry because, there's Something Good Coming. I Should Have Known It. If you like to get High in the Morning then, MOJO is definitely Good Enough. If I should win I'd like to go to Milwaukee on the 26th. Thank you. !!!! TOM PETTY ROCKS !!!! Okay, so I didn't win. I accept defeat. It's still a great review, though and it just so happens I was offered a 4th row ticket to the very show I was trying to win. I had to turn it down due to time constraints but, THANKS DENISE!! B'cuz of you, I feel like I won anyway!! Have fun at the shows freefallin64 and Dreamgirl!
maryscrazyfortom's picture

Hey Guys, The MOJO album is great. I love the bluesy, soul kinda sound. My favorite songs are Something Good Coming and No Reason to Cry. I really am happy with the output and listen at least once a day to the tracks. Life has kinda not been too kind to me and the TP&H music always brings me out of my funk. As always, the musicianship is amazing and to record with no artificial interference is remarkable. Thanks so much for the wonderful music. I have been a fan for 30 years and you have not let me down. God Bless all the band and have a super rest of the tour.
reidk0326's picture

Mojo is another instant classic from the band that you can let play through. I Should Have Known is an instant hit just as Saving Grace was on Highway Companion. Mike really shows his talent throughout the album and lets loose for some amazing solos. Don't Pull Me Over gives a nice change of pace for the album. So far, this has only been played once, and I hope to see it at one of the Milwaukee shows to change the line up a bit. Regardless, Friday and Saturday night will be rockin as usual at Summerfest, especially with ZZ Top opening!
Anonymous's picture

I forgot to mention that we already have tickets with some friends to the June 25 Milwaukee concert but would love to see the June 26 show also!
Anonymous's picture

Mojo is another great album. My favorite tracks are Something Good Coming, No Reason To Cry, I Should've Known It, Don't Pull Me Over, and Lover's Touch. Tom and the boys just keep getting better..can't wait for the Summerfest concert on June 25!
apk876's picture

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers first album in eight years, ‘Mojo’, is a study in the blues rock template they grew up loving. Evoking the legends of Sun Studios, ‘Mojo’ is a laid back affair where the songs aren’t forced or produced to the point where the soul is beat out of them, but a record where the songs are allowed to breathe. This is the record Petty has been talking about making for at least a decade. When I watched him do a week of gigs at the Vic Theater in Chicago in 2003, he was embodying the spirit of these artists on stage. With a selection of deep album cuts, choice covers and the need to school the city of Chicago in our own history, they flexed their inner fan and left an indelible impression no one soon forgot. The freeing feeling was heard on last year’s live box set, but is at the forefront here on ‘Mojo’, where Petty and the Heartbreakers mine the pop-blues-rock geography of their childhood and teen years. Kicking off festivities is “Jefferson Jericho Blues” which has a dirty groove with the harmonica up front. “First Flash of Freedom” is as enthralling as a frenzied sex addict. “No Reason To Cry” has shades of vulnerability digging deep into the psyche of Petty proving he’s never too old to share some insight with his listeners. “Takin’ My Time” is a wonderful homage throwing the listener into a time machine back to the ‘50’s. “Don’t Pull Me Over” and “Lover’s Touch” evoke a sleepy and dreamy melancholy highlighted by the stinging lead guitar of Mike Campbell and the subtle brilliance of Benmont Tench. The album’s magnum opus is “I Should Have Known It” where the Heartbreakers sound like an impenetrable wall as they glide through the early blues fills and the firing-on-all-cylinders finale proving that time hasn’t knocked out any of the veracity of this band. With a walloping punch, ‘Mojo’ reminds us of more than the Heartbreakers musical abilities but their musical DNA as well. It’s more than homage to the past but a stunning testament to their nearly four decades of work. The Saturday, 6/26 in Milwaukee, WI would be my concert of choice.
laurapalmer's picture

One thing I forgot to add, "Something Good Coming" is just amazingly haunting. It resonates so well with my life, and that in the tough times, you still have to cling to the hope that you'll catch a break and there's "something good coming, there has to be." Would love to catch the show at the Hollywood Bowl!
swheby's picture

Thanks Tom for wonderful new music. You have bridged generations with great tunes for over 30 years. Mojo is like a breath of fresh air. The more you listen, the better it gets. Feels like home........
lschilke's picture

Musicianship at its finest...... Outstanding, fresh, new, bluesy, tracks Just the new style listeners need now... Only in America...only The Heartbreakers... June and Summerfest is the setting On Saturday... Yes....It would be great to hear them live!
dreamgirl's picture

I really dig this album. I listened to the preview tracks over and over--and now with the full album I keep finding even more new things to appreciate during each listen--from Tom's angry, gravelly vocals on I Should Have Known It, his poignant pause before he sings, "....'cause she got the lover's touch", that raindroppy piano lick of Benmont's on Trip to Pirate's Cove, Mike's amazing guitar on virtually every song (but especially on Good Enough), the double threat of Ron and Steve filling in the rhythm, and Scott--the Swiss Army knife working everywhere---guitar,piano and especially harmonica. I like the way the songs are sequenced -- one song flows into the next. Tom has said in interviews that this is how the band sounds when they play for themselves. Well, this is how the band sounds to me when they play live. It's the best "live" studio album of all time. I am hoping to go to Milwaukee on Friday or Saturday. :)
majszak's picture

Mojo has it all from the Blues to Reggae and Rock n Roll as only Tom & Heartbreaks can do. The mesmerizing guitar on First Flash of Freedom has become a classic summer song to me. I love the the echoing lyrics of Pirates Cove it puts me in a relaxed state of mind. The reggae sound of Don't Pull me Over is just down right fun and funky. This just may be the best Petty album of all time, I have been listening to it on my pc and in the car since I got the download. Thank you so much for making my summer. Would like to attend either the Noblesville, IN show or the Chicago show. CAN'T WAIT!
mr_e_man's picture

Starting from the opening stains of Jefferson Jericho 's duel guitar and harmonica to Good Enough it is a tour deforce of great music. With a blend of rockin' hits to the tender Something Good Tom and the Band have an opus to remember. The evocative Pirates Cove paints pictures typical of TPHB's later works it is an early favorite for me. Then rolls into the rollicking Candy (I like Candy) the great tunes keep cruising on. A slight reggae feel to Dont Pull Me Over brought a smile to my face and my toes tapping. While the message of High in The Morning was strong without being preachy. All in all another great Tom Petty album I have come to expect from master artists who are far and few these days. He ahs the ability to write songs for all yet make it seem as if it was just for me. Thanks I would love to see the Saturday show in Millwaukee
kathie54's picture

Wow Mojo is really cool. I love No Reason to Cry and Something Good Coming. Being almost the same age as Tom and listening to his music forever Something Good Coming is how I feel about life, it really touched me. Of Course Don't pull me over expressed my opinion as well because when I'm driving I'm listening to Tom; even my twin grandchildren are singing along to Tom. They've learned from me that Tom Petty rocks. I want to see Tom when he comes to Charlotte because it's right after my birthday and my husband's birthday. Our birthdays are Aug. 28 and 29th. That would be super cool.
ambert's picture

I can't make it to any of these shows either, but look forward to Atlanta! Please play more MOJO there.
bigjimfreeman1395's picture

i can't make any of the free shows but i am going to nashville. just wanted to say it's interesting to hear tom sing about conflict w/his father and with empathy and sorrow for his mother.to be such a "bare bones" album it sure gets to the heart.tom, you are a lucky man to have the musicans you have with you. they breath life into your dreams.mike has found his ax after many stabs at it.the way he weaves in "candy" blows me away. benmont places the pretty sprinkles in all the right places. ron and steve, well just get the hell out of their way, cause they are coming through. scott , you are a true find, mr. do it all. and tom thank you for sharing your thoughts and dreams with us, most of all bout highways and flying.
bigjimfreeman1395's picture

i find it interesting that tom refers to conflict with his father and empathy and sorrow for his mother on the same album. at the same time, it seems like a one run through and then one take album (compliment). mike campbell has found his guitar after many stabs at it.the way he glides around on the song candy just shivers me timbers. benmont as always adds the right sprinkles on top of the cake.tom, you are a lucky man indeed to have the best musicans in the world in your clubhouse. oh yeah, nashville please.
kdcranfill21's picture

"Mojo" is definitely a blues album with the normal Tom Petty flair. I love the accents given to some of the songs. "Mojo" is one of those albums that just gets better the more you listen to it. I think my favorite tracks from the album are "No Reason To Cry" and "Don't Pull Me Over". I'd love to hear these tracks live in Nashville on 8/12. Kim
lexilou's picture

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers continue to make great music. This is different than his other albums but is amazing. Reminds me a little Mudcrutch. I like it more and more each time I listen to it. Love track 14 "Something Good Coming!" Will be attending both Milwaukee shows this weekend!
adapebner's picture

I bought Mojo last week and, as a fan, wasn't surprised to be very happy with the purchase. On first listen I found my typical favorite, "Something Good Coming," a nice mellow jam with a message that everyone can feel relates right to their own life. Loved "Don't Pull me Over" as a new feel, almost reggae rock with the perfect summer statement. A lot of the other tracks you can still feel the Mudcrutch experience remains, especially "Jefferson Jericho Blues" and "Should've Known it," very good jams with that 'slap your knee' effect. Loved it guys, like always, keep up the great work! I'd love to fly into Milwaukee and surprise my girlfriend with tickets to Fridays show at Summerfest 6/25 if you are feeling generous...she's moving out here to Colorado to stay next week, so we'll be watching for the next Red Rocks show, but I'd love to pull off the surprise trip (I have the airline voucher) and enjoy my first Summerfest experience with her!
adapebner's picture

I bought Mojo last week and, as a fan, wasn't surprised to be very happy with the purchase. On first listen I found my typical favorite, "Something Good Coming," a nice mellow jam with a message that everyone can feel relates right to their own life. Loved "Don't Pull me Over" as a new feel, almost reggae rock with the perfect summer statement. A lot of the other tracks you can still feel the Mudcrutch experience remains, especially "Jefferson Jericho Blues" and "Should've Known it," very good jams with that 'slap your knee' effect. Loved it guys, like always, keep up the great work! I'd love to fly into Milwaukee and surprise my girlfriend with tickets to Fridays show at Summerfest 6/25 if you are feeling generous...she's moving out here to Colorado to stay next week, so we'll be watching for the next Red Rocks show, but I'd love to pull off the surprise trip (I have the airline voucher) and enjoy my first Summerfest experience with her!
twoml's picture

Took a first listen to the new album Mojo by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers..."hmmm, a little mellow but good." A second listen made it better. Each subsequent listen just keeps getting more impressive. In my opinion, Mojo is one of the more diverse albums from this band - there's something for everyone. Some rock, a little country, heavier on the blues, even a little funk. The jam at the end of Good Enough reminded me of the Beatles' I Want You (She's So Heavy) ending. First Flash of Freedom was reminiscent of The Golden Rose. Don't Pull Me Over made me laugh. But Something Good Coming, holy crap! The song is just SUPERB! I still don't know if it is a desperate or a hopeful tune, but it is moving! Take the time to listen and absorb, and the songs will be in your head for quite awhile. I would also like to compliment the fan appreciation effort on this tour...free digital copy to ticketholders, listening parties, upgrade opportunities, contests - I hope this sets an example other bands might follow. 6/25 at Summerfest is a perfect place to check out tunes from Mojo for this fan of 29 years.
mscaggs's picture

Just when you think when Tp music can't possibly get any better, it does! It was different from what I expected but really good. I haven't decided what is my favorite yet. I can't wait to hear these tunes live in TAMPA FL
bons's picture

something good comin KILLS me... omg! tom's voice gets me on this one everytime.... and mike's slide.... ok - I REALLY love MOJO... I will stop now. bons

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