By Dave Nelson
The Main Sheet — October 11, 1978
“YOU’RE GONNA GET IT” | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | (Shelter/ABC)
The second release from Petty and his cohorts proves even tighter and more consistent than their debut album. They project a sound reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones, without losing their originality. All the cuts possess a raw feeling to them and give off unlimited energy. By keeping them short (no song exceeds 3½ minutes), they whet the appetite of the listener and avoid monotony and simplistic repetition. They avoid all the glitter and over-production flooding the racks lately and have a more basic approach to conditions for recording.
The album’s highlights are “I Need To Know,” “When The Time Comes” and “Restless.” They even try their hand at a little reggae with “No Second Thoughts.” It’s impossible not to get caught up in the overall power and magnetism produced in one of the few promising, up and coming bands in the midst of all the “new wave” material.