The Daily Express — Friday, July 28, 2006
Tom Petty: Highway Companion (American Recordings/Warners)
Like Johnny Cash before him, grizzly troubadour Petty has now signed to producer Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label in an attempt to revitalise his career. Petty has always been something of an acquired taste, and that opinion probably won’t be changed by this album. That’s a shame, as there are some truly lovely tunes here that deserve a bigger audience.