Tom Petty: Runnin’ Down a Dream

Written by Matthew Worth


In category: Song of the Day

Published October 6, 2017

I listened to a bunch of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in high school and college, but the soundtrack to my freshman year of college was Petty’s debut solo album, Full Moon Fever. I’d listen to the cd from top to bottom, only skipping over the ridiculous last track, Zombie Zoo. The track I’m highlighting today, Running Down A Dream, starts with a killer guitar riff that propels the song all the way across the finish line some four and a half minutes later. RIP, Tom Petty.

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Hailed by The New York Times for a voice that is “fully powered and persuasively expressive”, Matthew Worth is quickly becoming the baritone of choice for innovative productions and contemporary works on the operatic leading edge. Last season, he created the title role in the world premiere of JFK with Fort Worth Opera. This season he will lead another highly anticipated world premiere with Beth Morrison Projects as the Young Monk in Scott Wheeler’s Naga – part of Cerise Jacobs’ epic Ouroboros Trilogy, and will appear with NYFOS in Arias and Barcarolles / The Bernstein Songbook presented by Lyric Opera Kansas City on October 14, 2017.


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