Eyes & Ears
Review by John MacKie
The Sun — Saturday, February 1, 1986
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: Pack up the Plantation (MCA).
A must for the Petty fan, with a bunch of covers and a sampling of hits wrapped up in a double live package. It isn’t quite what it could be — Petty’s at his best when he’s a dirty little rock and roll punk, but the slam-bam raunch and reel of his early days has given way to a less zesty Arena-style rock. Still, the workouts on Shout, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Needles and Pins and Petty’s own American Girl, You Got Lucky, and Refugee are well worth checking out.