on February 15, 2018 | Last updated February 15, 2018
Tom PettyLove is a Long Road
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (3)
The churning rocker "Love is a Long Road" was co-written by Mike Campbell (of The Heartbreakers) who was inspired by a favourite motorcycle that he owned at the time. "It feels like a motorcycle shifting gears." Petty's original demo was much more chaotic and contained many more drum fills - it was Jeff Lynne who fine tuned and polished out the kinks and the final result rivals the single "Runnin' Down a Dream" in its sleek, sophisticated energy. "All of us had a hand in the arrangement" said Petty.