A Special TVD Giveaway: Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch 2 and a U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

Fans have waited over half a decade for this release. (And then some.)

Mudcrutch, the band that served as the precursor to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is releasing their sophomore album entitled 2 this Friday, the follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut of which Rolling Stone called “a country-rock instant classic.” The new album features seven original songs by Tom Petty and the band.

Formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1970, Mudcrutch broke up after releasing exactly one single. After a number of personnel shifts and the release of 1975’s 7″ “Depot Street,” Mudcrutch’s Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and Benmont Tench evolved into Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the rest as they say is classic rock history.

Apparently however there was some unfinished business. Reuniting with original Mudcrutch members Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh in 2008, Petty, Campbell, and Tench released the aforementioned, self-titled Mudcrutch—lightening (re)captured in a studio.

To herald the release of Mudcrutch’s 2 in stores on Friday (5/20), we’ve got a copy of the new release on vinyl to give away and something as classic to spin it on—a white U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable. Boston made, the “Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so all you have to do is turn the table on and lower the arm. A dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included with every table.”

“By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out non-essentials, U-Turn has created a remarkably effortless table that provides a smooth and elaborate sound. With superior stability and reduced bearing noise, you get a high-performance turntable with easy setup. The Orbit delivers a dynamic and distortion-free listening experience.”

“In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.”

Enter to win Mudcrutch’s brand new full-length release 2 by citing in the comments below your favorite Tom Petty release on vinyl and briefly why—be it from Mudcrutch, the Heartbreakers days, his solo material to heck, the Wilburys.

We’ll choose one entrant with a North American mailing address next Friday, May 27, 2016 for both the U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable and Mudcrutch’s 2 on vinyl.

Mudcrutch Tour Dates:
5/26 – Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
5/29 – Summer Camp Festival, Chillicothe, IL
5/31 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
6/2 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
6/3 – Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
6/6 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
6/7 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
6/10 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/11 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/14 – Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
6/15 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
6/19 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
6/20 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
6/25 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
6/26 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
6/28 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

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  • rowjimmy

    Naturally, there is nothing like dropping the needle on “Wildflowers”on a sunny day with the windows open… Definitely one of Petty’s greater efforts.

  • Jen Pollard

    It was a tough choice but I’m going to go with “Full Moon Fever”, because there are so many jams on it and it has the overall rockin vibe that everyone can relate to and enjoy.

  • declandrums

    Definitely “Echo” for me. My dad played that album in the car all the time when I was a kid. Playing it again has a deep nostalgic effect.

  • horsebutt

    Tom Petty’s second solo effort “Wildflowers” is my favorite release of his on vinyl because it reminds me how Tom Petty’s songs and music videos were in rotation with the alt-rock/grunge/pop MTV of the mid-1990s. So bizarre in retrospect to remember you could turn on MTV at the time and see TLC then Green Day followed by Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” “Wildflowers” was a great 2-LP release, that I’m sure sounds even better on a U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus!

  • Kyle Armstrong

    I love the Echo album. Every song on it is just great!

  • http://www.HavyweightsRadio.com patrick freitas

    “Full Moon Fever” for me. It’s what really introduced me to Tom Petty albums and what got the constant rotation treatment. Such a classic!!!

  • Trevor Moore

    My favorite is the first I owned – Pack Up the Plantation – simply because it was first and opened a door that rearranged my mind. For the better.

  • Stacy

    I heard a concert of the band on the King Biscuit Flower Hour in 1980 and went out to buy his first three albums the next day. My favorite is his first. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Still takes me back.

  • Brent

    I really dig all of Tom Patty’s work. Wildflowers is such an outstanding album! The most overlooked is “She’s The One” Soundtrack. That one is really good and most didn’t really understand it.

  • Brent

    I really dig all of Tom Petty’s work. I have been a liflong fan. Wildflowers is such an outstanding album! The most overlooked is “She’s The One” Soundtrack. That one is really good and most didn’t really understand it.

  • Richard

    Mary Jane’s Last dance is probably my favourite song, but Full Moon Fever takes it for full album. Just so many great tunes.

  • Shane Gilbert

    Hands down my favorite Tom Petty album has to be Hard Promises. Ironically, not because of the music nor the lyrical content, but more because of the back story.

    The record company was slated to raise the cost of albums from $8.98 to $9.98. Petty’s latest album was to be the first with the raised rate. Tom threatened to name the album $8.98 if they did. This is still the greatest, “Screw Up Record Company” story in rock. Hats off to Tom for that one.

  • Rashad

    While Damn the Torpedoes was my first (and probably the best) of my Petty albums, it wasn’t until I heard Full Moon Fever that I began to search out his back catalogue (including the aforementioned album). It came at a fairly formative time in my growing musical maturity and therefore has always held a significant place in my heart.

  • Susan Molls

    I have all Tom Petty’s, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’, Mudcrutch’s, and The Traveling Wilburys’ albums on vinyl, and it’s very hard to pick a favorite. Not a bad album in the bunch. My favorite today is 2, Mudcrutch’s new album! It would be great to have a beautiful turntable to play it on!

  • Mt2day

    I was in high school in 1976…and it was a fantastic year for music. But Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album kicked all kinds of ass! I can still hear my teen self listening to “American Girl” for the very first time…and it still gives me goose-bumps. Great album!

  • Richard Carter

    I’ve got all of his albums, but I have to say my favorite is his first, hooked me then n there. Two of greatest songs ever written!!!

  • Randy Rasmussen

    I have all of Tom’s work whether with the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Wilbury’s or solo. My favorite vinyl would have to be the 2 LP release of Damn The Torpedoes from 2010 because of the quality of the bonus tracks but I love everything of theory on vinyl!

  • Andy_Dunn

    My favorite Petty Release has to be damn the torpedoes from 1979. His third album with the Heartbreakers is so good and Here Comes My Girl is classic!

  • Adam Zielinski

    I have most of them on vinyl, but my favorite would have to be Full Moon Fever. It’s the album that showed Petty was going to be a relevant songwriter beyond his late 70’s heyday. And with the latest Mudcrutch release, Petty shows he still has many more great songs to write.

  • Dan

    Favorite vinyl release would have to be Hard Promises because of the John Lennon tribute that is etched into the vinyl.

  • Eric

    “Damn the Torpedoes” for me. Takes me back to my teenage years.

  • MDR

    It’s Damn the Torpedoes for me. My brother had the vinyl, and we listened to it countless times together and with other friends.

  • Patti Meskin Nishimura

    I love all the work the band has done as well as Tom’s solo efforts and collaborations. I have a special fondness for You’re Gonna Get It because it was released when the band was just starting to be known in the US. Many of the songs had already been played out on tour before the album’s release as they needed more songs to fill their new headlining gigs. The sound is still loose yet you can hear the growing confidence of the band. Videos from this period are amazing.

  • Sonic_099

    My favorite is the “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” album for two reasons. First my favorite TPATH song “Breakdown” is on it. The second and more important reason is the note card taped to the front cover. It’s from a college radio station and has the following notes: “An attempt at basic rock an roll. It’s hard to classify so I won’t.” This individual gets called out then later writes: “You’re right, I do like this. I wrote the above when I was older, but I’m younger than that now.” Oh, and it looks like they played the hell out of this record according to the tally of times played–It looks like all songs got some love, but “American Girl” and “Breakdown” were the favorites.

  • Chris Simpson

    Damn the Torpedoes has got to be my favorite release!

  • rick

    My favorite album is Wildflowers. A great album overall but I really love the song, “You don’t know how it feels.” The third verse reminds me of my dad. It’s my dad’s favorite and possibly only Tom Petty song he’ll listen too every time it comes on the radio. He starts strutting and singing, such a sight to see!

  • Ty Fleischut

    My favorite Tom Petty record has got to be Damn The Torpedoes because of the time that went into getting the perfect live sound for it at Sound City, for example they played Refugee almost 200 times before they had the cut that starts that record out with that perfect punch.

  • G Wally

    Full Moon Fever — All the talent that collaborated on putting this LP together makes it a truly special piece of work.


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