On this day in music history: July 2, 1991 - Into The Great Wide Open, the eighth studio album by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is released. Produced by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, it is recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Studio C, Canoga Park, CA and M.C. Studios from Late 1990 - Early 1991. Released over two years after Petty’s first solo album “Full Moon Fever”, it is the first new album by The Heartbreakers since “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”, released four years earlier in 1987. Having worked together on the Traveling Wilburys and “Full Moon Fever” projects, Petty will invite Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) to co-produce the new album. It will spin off three hit singles including “Learning To Fly” (#1 Mainstream Rock, #28 Pop), and the title track (#4 Mainstream Rock, #92 Pop). The memorable music video for “Into The Great Wide Open” (directed by Julien Temple), features actors Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway. It is The Heartbreakers last release on MCA Records before they sign with Warner Bros. Into The Great Wide Open will peak at number thirteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.