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Tom Petty says he's happy his back catalog has been remastered for iTunes, but thinks vinyl is the way to go.

Petty says the mastered for iTunes program makes the downloads of his music sound "somewhat better," but he still feels that vinyl is the ideal way to go. He says that the vinyl version of Hypnotic Eye, his new album with the Heartbreakers, is the best way "to get all the benefits of the sound."

Petty adds that he is excited for the future when Neil Young's Pono is finally unveiled to the public. "Neil took me for ride and played me that system, and it's stunning."

Hypnotic Eye is due out July 29th.