Full Moon Fever

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Full Moon Fever is the first solo album by Tom Petty; it was released on vinyl, cassette, and CD on 1989-04-24. Although it's technically a solo album, only three of the tracks were written entirely by Petty, most of them were co-written by Jeff Lynne. All of the tracks feature guest musicians including contributions from The Heart Breakers, Roy Orbison, and George Harrison, and Lynne. The songs on the album are primarily rock, specifically heartland rock.


In my youth, both my older brother and sister were fans of Tom Petty, and this album especially. Because of this, I heard this album a fair amount growing up. Although I typically objected to their music by default as a means of individuality, over time this album grew on me. In my early 20s, I bought myself a copy and listened to it a lot. Although I find most of the songs to be a bit too repetitive, I now really like the album. Several of the songs on this album bring back memories to my early girlfriends.


I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

All songs are sung by Tom Petty.

Track Title Composer
A1 Free Fallin' Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
A2 I Won't Back Down Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
A3 Love Is a Long Road Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
A4 A Face in the Crowd Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
A5 Runnin' Down a Dream Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Mike Campbell
B1 Feel a Whole Lot Better Gene Clark
B2 Yer So Bad Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
B3 Depending on You Tom Petty
B4 The Apartment Song Tom Petty
B5 Alright for Now Tom Petty
B6 A Mind with a Heart of Its Own Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne
B7 Zombie Zoo Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Free Fallin' 7
2 I Won't Back Down 6
3 Yer So Bad 5
4 Runnin' Down a Dream 5
5 Alright For Now 5
6 Zombie Zoo 5
7 Feel a Whole Lot Better 5
8 Face In the Crowd 4
9 Apartment Song 4
10 Love Is a Long Road 3
11 Depending on You 3
12 A Mind with a Heart of Its Own 1

The album's total score is 201.


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