Top positive review
10 people found this helpful
on 30 December 2007
'Echo' is another top album from Tom Petty. It has a more melancholy, down beat feel to it than previous albums, probably due to his recent divorce, and I found it took a few listens to get a feel for it. This isn't one to judge on first listen and is definitely a grower. Songs like the album opener 'Room at the Top' are great straight off the bat and get better and 'Swingin' is excellent, especially with Howie Epsteins descending background harmonies on the chorus. Unfortunately this album was around the time of his drug addiction and he isn't in the album photos due to missing the flights to the shoot. The title track is superb and the album closer 'One More Day One More Night' is a perfect way to end this underrated and overlooked gem. Give it a try and give it a chance to grow, you won't be disappointed as long as you don't expect the exuberance of 'Full Moon fever' or Tom's early career. A different, but equally worthy addition to his catalogue.
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