You Should Be So Lucky, Benmont Tench

On his first solo album, Tom Petty’s keyboardist handles the songwriting and vocal duties admirably, his baritone sounding much like former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler. Produced by Glyn Johns (the Who, the Beatles), Lucky moves along at a melodic clip, from the mournful ballad “Today I Took Your Picture Down” to the 1960s pop homage “Like the Sun (Michoacan),” which recalls the Kinks’ “Sunny Afternoon.”

Louis R. Carlozo

Louis R. Carlozo is a music producer in Chicago.

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