Into The Great Wide Open (studio album) by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Into The Great Wide Open by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 2,354th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 212 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (430th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,354th)
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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers bestography

Into The Great Wide Open is ranked 3rd best out of 26 albums by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers is Damn The Torpedoes which is ranked number 721 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,559.

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77/100 (from 212 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.2.

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From 08/24/2020 20:11
Jeff lynne brings pop sensibilities and great guitar production, tones and intricate melodies. Some say he ruined Tom petty but that's nonsense. Three good to excellent albums including this resulted. This next only to full moon fever. Highlights learning to fly, two gunslingers and title track. I don't think petty wrote stronger tunes alone. Lynne collaborations were superior in my view.
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75/100
From 01/16/2020 01:20
Jeff Lynne produces this Heartbreakers album after working on Tom Petty's solo album Full Moon Fever. I wouldn't say Into the Great Wide Open is as good as Full Moon Fever, but it definitely has some strong moments. Learning to Fly is one of Petty's all time greatest tunes. The early 90s were a pretty good time for Petty.

Key tracks: Learning to Fly, Into the Great Wide Open, King's Highway and Makin' Some Noise
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From 08/25/2019 14:50
Beautiful album, very clear and balanced overall sound, wonderful 6- and 12-string guitar sounds, as well as that wonderful organic drum sound that we can also notice on "Traveling Wilburys" recordings. Marcus Rampazzo, a guitar collector from Sao Paulo owned the 9th Rickenbacker 360/12 1964, he said that Tom Petty even made an offer to buy him this instrument, unfortunately both of them died.
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70/100
From 02/18/2018 21:49
E' il Tom Petty diventato alla fine un nuovo classico, quello di "Into the great wide open", un musicista che, passato dall'esperienza con i Traveling Wilburys e dal successo di "Full moon fever", incomincia a raccogliere più che continuare a seminare.
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80/100
From 01/14/2018 12:47
A companion album to, Full moon fever, and up there with that record in terms of overall quality. Learning to fly and the title track are standouts but there is plenty of good stuff here. It is a bit samey and predictable but the quality is never in doubt. Good album.
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From 06/10/2017 16:48
to me this is an improvement over the also excellent full moon fever. in a very good catalog i feel this is the best album. A great collection of well crafted songs. The, title track and learning to fly are the best along with kings highway.
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90/100
From 04/09/2015 20:16
Very good album. Best 10 songs average is 89,7/100 and the album can get very good 90/100. Best song is title track "Into the great wide open" - maximum rating. Followed by "Learning to fly" 95/100 and next "Kings highway" 90/100. All other songs good 80-85/100. Favourite!
Genre: Pop Rock, Heartland Rock
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From 03/15/2015 16:50
I see the FMF2 descriptions... they're pretty apt. It is a slower vibe, and the songcraft is still there, but it's not as memorable... just decent.
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From 06/23/2014 15:52
It's pretty much like Full Moon Fever...which is a good thing since FMF is a fantastic album. More of the same isn't a bad thing at all in this case. Doesn't reach FMF quality, but it's still a great album with solid tracks overall

Best tracks: Learning to Fly, Into the Great Wide Open, Two Gunslingers
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From 04/27/2012 11:16
Super duper album
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