Tag: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Friday 12/16/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Hard Promises (1981)

Hard Promises is the fourth studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released on May 5, 1981 on Backstreet Records.

During the recording of the album, John Lennon was scheduled to be in the same studio at the same time. Petty was looking forward to meeting him when he came in. The meeting never occurred, as Lennon was murdered before the date of his planned visit to the studio. Petty and the band paid tribute to the slain former Beatle by etching “WE LOVE YOU J.L.” in the runout deadwax on early U.S. and Canadian pressings of Hard Promises.

  1. “The Waiting” 3:58
  2. “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)” 4:22
  3. “Nightwatchman” 3:59
  4. “Something Big” 4:44
  5. “Kings Road” 3:27
  6. “Letting You Go” 3:24
  7. “A Thing About You” 3:33
  8. “Insider” 4:23
  9. “The Criminal Kind” 4:00
  10. “You Can Still Change Your Mind” 4:15

Tom Petty – lead and backing vocals, guitar (acoustic, electric, 12-string, bass on “Something Big”), electric piano on “Something Big”
Mike Campbell – guitars (acoustic, electric, 12-string, bass), auto-harp, accordion, harmonium
Benmont Tench – organ, piano, backing vocals
Ron Blair – bass guitar
Stan Lynch – drums, backing vocals
Stevie Nicks – backing vocals on “Insider” and “You Can Still Change Your Mind”
Lori Nicks – backing vocals on “Insider”
Sharon Celani – backing vocals on “You Can Still Change Your Mind”
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass guitar on “A Woman in Love”
Phil Jones – percussion
Alan “Bugs” Weidel – piano on “Nightwatchman”

Friday 12/2/22 1am ET: Feature Live LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Live At The Fillmore 1997 (2022)

Live at the Fillmore 1997 is a 2022 live album compiling Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 20-concert residency at The Fillmore in San Francisco in January and February 1997. The album includes fifty-eight tracks pulled primarily from the last six concerts performed in the residency. Those six shows were professionally recorded and tracks from the setlists in those shows have seen previously release on The Live Anthology and the 2020 expanded reissue of Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers.

Tom Petty considered the residency by the Heartbreakers at the Fillmore “a highlight of his career” and guitarist Mike Campbell labeled the concerts “some of my favorite gigs ever.” During the final concert at the Fillmore, Petty remarked to the audience that, “We all feel this might be the highpoint of our time together as a group… It’s going to be hard to get us off this stage tonight.”

In addition to a selection of the Heartbreakers and Tom Petty’s solo tracks from their career by 1997, the residency and the album documented the band’s music interests and featured performances by guests such as Roger McGuinn and John Lee Hooker. Out of the fifty-eight songs included in the collection, thirty-five are covers of songs by those that influenced, inspired, or performed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The first two singles released from the set in September and October 2022 highlighted performances of “Listen to Her Heart” and “I Won’t Back Down”, while the third single released in early November 2022, “Call Me the Breeze,” showcased one of two tracks originally by J. J. Cale covered by the band during the Fillmore residency.

  1. “Pre-Show” (spoken interlude) 0:41
  2. “Around and Around” 2:26
  3. “Jammin’ Me” 4:21
  4. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” 4:53
  5. “Good Evening” (spoken interlude) 0:44
  6. “Lucille” 2:31
  7. “Call Me the Breeze” 5:58
  8. “Cabin Down Below” 2:53
  9. “The Internet, Whatever That Is” 0:16
  10. “Time Is on My Side” 3:06
  11. “Listen to Her Heart” 3:19
  12. “Waitin’ in School” 2:01
  13. “Let’s Hear It for Mike” 0:18
  14. “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” 2:27
  15. “Homecoming Queen Intro” 0:12
  16. “The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen” 5:09
  17. “I Won’t Back Down” 3:42
  18. “You Are My Sunshine” 1:45
  19. “Ain’t No Sunshine” Bill Withers 3:28
  20. “It’s Good to Be King” 11:52
  21. “Rip It Up” 1:47
  22. “You Don’t Know How It Feels” 6:39
  23. “I’d Like To Love You Baby” 4:14
  24. “Diddy Wah Diddy” 3:00
  25. “We Got a Long Way to Go” (spoken interlude) 0:31
  26. “Guitar Boogie Shuffle” 2:55
  27. “I Want You Back Again” 3:05
  28. “On the Street Intro” (spoken interlude) 0:14
  29. “On the Street” 2:21
  30. “California” 2:48
  31. “Let’s hear It for Scott and Howie” (spoken interlude) 0:31
  32. “Little Maggie” 2:38
  33. “Walls” 3:28
  34. “Hip Hugger” 2:56
  35. “Friend of the Devil” 5:52
  36. “Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party?” (spoken interlude) 0:38
  37. “Heartbreakers Beach Party” 3:46
  38. “Angel Dream” 2:59
  39. “The Wild One, Forever” 3:12
  40. “Even the Losers” 3:14
  41. “American Girl” 2:32
  42. “You Really Got Me” 2:33
  43. “Goldfinger” 4:14
  44. “Mr. Roger McGuinn” (spoken interlude) 0:32
  45. “It Won’t Be Wrong” 1:58
  46. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” 3:14
  47. “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man” 2:43
  48. “Eight Miles High” 5:25
  49. “Crazy Mama” 4:34
  50. “Everyone Loves Benmont” (spoken interlude) 0:12
  51. “Green Onions” 4:28
  52. “High Heel Sneakers” 3:28
  53. “John Lee Hooker, Ladies And Gentlemen” (spoken interlude) 0:19
  54. “Find My Baby (Locked Up In Love Again)” 4:08
  55. “Serves You Right To Suffer” 4:10
  56. “Boogie Chillen” 7:50
  57. “I Got a Woman” 2:52
  58. “Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier” (spoken interlude) 0:56
  59. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” 5:04
  60. “Honey Bee” 5:09
  61. “County Farm” 7:47
  62. “You Wreck Me” 4:13
  63. “Shakin’ All Over” 2:45
  64. “Free Fallin'” 4:59
  65. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” 10:25
  66. “Johnny B. Goode” 3:48
  67. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” 2:57
  68. “It’s All Over Now” 4:23
  69. “Louie Louie” 3:52
  70. “Gloria” 10:09
  71. “Alright for Now” 2:22
  72. “Goodnight” (spoken interlude) 1:17

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Petty – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, harmonica
Mike Campbell – lead guitar, mandolin
Benmont Tench – backing vocals, keyboards, piano, organ
Howie Epstein – backing vocals, bass guitar
Scott Thurston – backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, lead vocals on “Little Maggie”
Steve Ferrone – drums, percussion

Sunday 11/27/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – The Best of Everything (2019)

The Best of Everything is a 2019 greatest hits album with recordings made by Tom Petty, with his backing band The Heartbreakers, as a solo artist, and with Mudcrutch. It was released on March 1.

  1. “Free Fallin'” 4:15
  2. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” 4:32
  3. “You Wreck Me” 3:23
  4. “I Won’t Back Down” 2:56
  5. “Saving Grace” 3:45
  6. “You Don’t Know How It Feels” 4:47
  7. “Don’t Do Me Like That” 2:41
  8. “Listen to Her Heart” 3:02
  9. “Breakdown” 2:43
  10. “Walls (Circus)” 4:24
  11. “The Waiting” 3:57
  12. “Don’t Come Around Here No More” 5:04
  13. “Southern Accents” 4:43
  14. “Angel Dream (No. 2)” 2:26
  15. “Dreamville” 3:47
  16. “I Should Have Known It” 3:39
  17. “Refugee” 3:20
  18. “American Girl” 3:33
  19. “The Best of Everything” 5:26
  20. “Wildflowers” 3:11
  21. “Learning to Fly” 4:01
  22. “Here Comes My Girl” 4:24
  23. “The Last DJ” 3:30
  24. “I Need to Know” 2:23
  25. “Scare Easy” 4:36
  26. “You Got Lucky” 3:32
  27. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” 4:22
  28. “American Dream Plan B” 3:00
  29. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” 4:03
  30. “Trailer” 3:19
  31. “Into the Great Wide Open” 3:42
  32. “Room at the Top” 5:01
  33. “Square One” 3:26
  34. “Jammin’ Me” 4:03
  35. “Even the Losers” 3:35
  36. “Hungry No More” 5:56
  37. “I Forgive It All” 4:14
  38. “For Real” 3:52

Mike Campbell – lead and rhythm guitars
Benmont Tench – keyboards, backing vocals
Ron Blair – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Ferrone – drums, percussion
Scott Thurston – guitars, keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals
Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals
Stan Lynch – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tom Leadon – guitar and backing vocals on “Scare Easy”, “Hungry No More”, and “I Forgive It All”
Randall Marsh – drums, percussion and backing vocals on “Scare Easy”, “Hungry No More”, and “I Forgive It All”
Lindsey Buckingham – backing vocals on “Walls (Circus)”
Lenny Castro – percussion
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass guitar on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
George Harrison – backing vocals and acoustic guitar on “I Won’t Back Down”
Phil Jones – percussion, drums on “Full Moon Fever” tracks
Jeff Jourard – electric guitar on “Breakdown”
Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitar, keyboards and backing vocals on Full Moon Fever, Into The Great Wide Open, and Highway Companion tracks
Stevie Nicks – lead and backing vocals on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
Lori Perry, Sharon Celani – backing vocals on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

Thursday 10/20/22 8am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits (1993)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released November 1993. It is Petty’s best-selling album to date and was certified 12× Platinum by the RIAA on April 28, 2015. The single “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” became one of Petty’s most popular songs, reaching No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The other new song on the album is a cover of the Thunderclap Newman hit “Something in the Air”. The album contains no songs from 1987’s Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough). However, three songs from Petty’s 1989 solo album Full Moon Fever were included.

On its original release in November 1993, the album debuted at No. 8 on Billboard 200, and first peaked at No. 5 on the chart in February 1994. It reached a new peak of No. 2 following Petty’s death in 2017.

The new tracks “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “Something in the Air” were the band’s last recordings with drummer Stan Lynch.

  1. “American Girl” 3:33
  2. “Breakdown” 2:44
  3. “Listen to Her Heart” 3:03
  4. “I Need to Know” 2:24
  5. “Refugee” 3:21
  6. “Don’t Do Me Like That” 2:42
  7. “Even the Losers” 3:38
  8. “Here Comes My Girl” 4:25
  9. “The Waiting” 4:00
  10. “You Got Lucky” 3:36
  11. “Don’t Come Around Here No More” 5:04
  12. “I Won’t Back Down” 2:57
  13. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” 4:23
  14. “Free Fallin'” 4:15
  15. “Learning to Fly” 4:01
  16. “Into the Great Wide Open” 3:44
  17. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” 4:33
  18. “Something in the Air” 3:21
  19. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” 4:03

Tom Petty – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, percussion (all tracks)
Mike Campbell – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, squeeze box (all tracks)
Benmont Tench – keyboards, piano, backing vocals (tracks 1-11, 15-18)
Ron Blair – bass guitar (tracks 1-8)
Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals (tracks 10-12, 15-18)
Stan Lynch – drums, percussion, backing vocals (tracks 1-11, 15-18)
George Harrison – acoustic guitar, backing vocals (track 12)
Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitar, guitar synthesizer, piano, keyboards, backing vocals (tracks 12–16)
David A. Stewart – sitar, keyboards, backing vocals (track 11)
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass guitar (track 18, 2008 release)
Dean Garcia – intro bass guitar (track 11)
Phil Jones – percussion, drums (tracks 9-10, 12–14)
Jeff Jourard – guitar (track 2)
Jim Keltner – percussion (track 5)
Stevie Nicks – co-lead vocals (track 18, 2008 release)
Lori Perry, Sharon Celani – backing vocals (track 18, 2008 release)
Daniel Rothmuller – cello (track 11)
Phil Seymour – backing vocals (tracks 1–2)
Chris Trujillo – percussion (tracks 17–18)
Alan “Bugs” Weidel – “wild dog” piano (track 11)
Sharon Celani, Marilyn Martin, Stephanie Sprull – backing vocals (track 11)

Friday 9/30/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

Into the Great Wide Open is the eighth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in July 1991. The album was the band’s last with MCA Records. The album was the second Petty produced with Jeff Lynne after the success of Full Moon Fever.

The first single, “Learning to Fly”, became the band’s joint longest-running No. 1 single (along with “The Waiting” from 1981’s Hard Promises) on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, spending six weeks at the top spot. The second single, “Out in the Cold”, also made No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart, albeit for two weeks.

The music video for the title song stars Johnny Depp as “Eddie”, who moves to Los Angeles as a teenager to seek rock stardom, along with Gabrielle Anwar, Faye Dunaway, Matt LeBlanc, Terence Trent D’Arby and Chynna Phillips.

  1. “Learning to Fly” 4:02
  2. “Kings Highway” 3:08
  3. “Into the Great Wide Open” 3:43
  4. “Two Gunslingers” 3:09
  5. “The Dark of the Sun” 3:23
  6. “All or Nothin'” 4:07
  7. “All the Wrong Reasons” 3:46
  8. “Too Good to Be True” 3:59
  9. “Out in the Cold” 3:40
  10. “You and I Will Meet Again” 3:42
  11. “Makin’ Some Noise” 3:27
  12. “Built to Last” 4:00

Tom Petty – lead vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric, 12-string), keyboards, percussion
Mike Campbell – guitars (lead, 12-string, bass, resonator, slide), keyboards, backing vocals on “Learning to Fly”
Benmont Tench – acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, accordion
Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals
Stan Lynch – drums, percussion
Jeff Lynne – guitars, bass, backing vocals, piano, synthesizer, percussion, sound effects, producer
Roger McGuinn – backing vocal on “All The Wrong Reasons”
Richard Tandy – synthesizer on “Two Gunslingers”

Video: 9/22/22: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Listen To Your Heart (1997)

September 21, 2022—The long-awaited Live at the Fillmore (1997)—Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ first live album in 13 years—is due November 25 on Warner Records. The album will be available in various formats, see below for details and click HERE to pre-order. To celebrate, the track “Listen To Her Heart” is premiering now alongside a video directed by Peter Sluszka.

Thursday 4/22/22 7pm ET: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Echo (1999)

Echo is the 10th studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Released April 13, 1999, the album reached number 10 on the Billboard 200 aided by singles “Free Girl Now”, “Swingin'” and “Room at the Top”, which hit numbers 5, 17 and 19 respectively on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks in 1999. The album was the band’s last collaboration with producer Rick Rubin, and was also the last to feature contributions from longtime bassist/vocalist Howie Epstein, who died of a heroin overdose in 2003. Despite still being a member of the band, Epstein is missing from the album’s cover photo because he failed to show up for the photo shoot, and Petty ordered it to commence without him. It also marks the first to feature longtime touring member Scott Thurston. Echo was certified Gold (500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA in July 1999, only three months after it was released. Echo is the only Heartbreakers’ album to feature a lead vocal from another member of the band: lead guitarist Mike Campbell on “I Don’t Wanna Fight”.

  1. “Room at the Top” 5:00
  2. “Counting on You” 4:05
  3. “Free Girl Now” 3:30
  4. “Lonesome Sundown” 4:32
  5. “Swingin'” 5:30
  6. “Accused of Love” 2:45
  7. “Echo” 6:36
  8. “Won’t Last Long” 4:22
  9. “Billy the Kid” 4:08
  10. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” 2:47
  11. “This One’s for Me” 2:42
  12. “No More” 3:15
  13. “About to Give Out” 3:12
  14. “Rhino Skin” 3:57
  15. “One More Day, One More Night” 5:37

Tom Petty – rhythm guitars, harmonica, lead and backing vocals
Mike Campbell – guitars (lead, bass), lead vocals on “I Don’t Wanna Fight”
Benmont Tench – pianos, organ, chamberlin, clavinet
Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals
Scott Thurston – guitars (acoustic, electric), backing vocals
Steve Ferrone – drums
Lenny Castro – percussion

Wednesday 3/23/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Damn The Torpedoes (1979)

Damn the Torpedoes is the third studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on October 19, 1979. This was the first of three Petty albums originally released by the Backstreet Records label, distributed by MCA Records. It built on the commercial success and critical acclaim of his two previous albums and reached #2 on the Billboard album chart. The album went on to become certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  1. “Refugee” 3:22
  2. “Here Comes My Girl” 4:27
  3. “Even the Losers” 3:59
  4. “Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)” 4:25
  5. “Century City” 3:45
  6. “Don’t Do Me Like That” 2:44
  7. “You Tell Me” 4:35
  8. “What Are You Doin’ in My Life” 3:27
  9. “Louisiana Rain” 5:54
  10. “Nowhere” 3:38
  11. “Surrender” 3:26
  12. “Casa Dega” 3:36
  13. “It’s Rainin’ Again” 1:31
  14. “Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)” (Live 1980) 4:42
  15. “Don’t Do Me Like That” (Live 1980) 2:49
  16. “Somethin’ Else” (Live 1980) 2:28
  17. “Casa Dega (Demo)” 3:33
  18. “Refugee (Alternate Take)” 4:32

Tom Petty – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, producer
Mike Campbell – guitars (lead, rhythm, bass), keyboards
Benmont Tench – keyboards, backing vocals
Ron Blair – bass guitar
Stan Lynch – drums, backing vocals
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass guitar on “You Tell Me”
Jim Keltner (uncredited) – percussion on “Refugee”

Monday 11/15/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Long After Dark (1982)

Long After Dark is the fifth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released November 2, 1982 on Backstreet Records. Notable for the MTV hit “You Got Lucky”, the album was also the band’s first to feature Howie Epstein on bass and harmony vocals. Epstein’s vocals are prevalent throughout the album and from that point on, became an integral part of the Heartbreakers’ sound.

Two other singles from the album were released, “Change of Heart” and “Straight into Darkness”. The first of these joined “You Got Lucky” in the Billboard top 40. In July 2018, “Keep a Little Soul”, an outtake from Long After Dark, was released as the first single to promote Petty’s box set An American Treasure. “Keeping Me Alive”, another outtake from the sessions for the album, was a Petty favorite, and was eventually released on his and the Heartbreakers’ 1995 box set Playback, as well as on An American Treasure.

1. “A One Story Town” 3:06
2. “You Got Lucky” 3:37
3. “Deliver Me” 3:28
4. “Change of Heart” 3:18
5. “Finding Out” 3:36
6. “We Stand a Chance” 3:38
7. “Straight into Darkness” 3:49
8. “The Same Old You” 3:31
9. “Between Two Worlds” 5:12
10. “A Wasted Life” 4:35

Tom Petty – lead vocals, guitars (acoustic, electric, 12-string, lead on “We Stand a Chance”), Prophet 5 synthesizer
Mike Campbell – guitars (lead, 12-string), organ on “We Stand a Chance”
Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals
Benmont Tench – acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, synthesizer, backing vocals
Stan Lynch – drums, backing vocals
Ron Blair – bass guitar on “Between Two Worlds”
Phil Jones – percussion

Wednesday 10/20/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Top 30 Hits

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, and was also a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. His hit singles with the Heartbreakers include “Don’t Do Me Like That” (1979), “Refugee” (1980), “The Waiting” (1981), “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985) and “Learning to Fly” (1991). Petty’s hit singles as a solo act include “I Won’t Back Down” (1989), “Free Fallin'” (1989), and “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1994). In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Petty died of an accidental drug overdose on October 2, 2017, one week after the end of the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour.

Petty released 13 studio albums as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in addition to three solo albums.

1I Won’t Back Down
2Learning to Fly
3Free Fallin’
4Mary Jane’s Last Dance
5Don’t Come Around Here No More
6Refugee
7The Waiting
8Runnin’ Down a Dream
9A Face in the Crowd
10Jammin’ Me
11You Don’t Know How It Feels
12Walls
13You Got Lucky
14Free Girl Now
15Don’t Do Me Like That
16You Wreck Me
17Breakdown
18Into the Great Wide Open
19Change of Heart
20It’s Good to Be King
21Saving Grace
22Here Comes My Girl
23Make It Better (Forget About Me)
24Needles and Pins (with Stevie Nicks)
25A Higher Place
26Climb That Hill
27Room at the Top
28Yer So Bad
29The Last DJ
30Kings Highway

Monday 4/19/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye (2014)

Hypnotic Eye is the 13th and final studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in the UK on July 28, 2014 and in the United States on July 29, by Reprise Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the only Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album ever to top the chart. Hypnotic Eye was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.

  1. “American Dream Plan B” 3:00
  2. “Fault Lines” 4:28
  3. “Red River” 3:59
  4. “Full Grown Boy” 3:26
  5. “All You Can Carry” 4:34
  6. “Power Drunk” 4:39
  7. “Forgotten Man” 2:48
  8. “Sins of My Youth” 3:49
  9. “U Get Me High” 4:11
  10. “Burnt Out Town” 3:05
  11. “Shadow People” 6:37

Tom Petty – vocals (all tracks), rhythm guitar (all tracks but 10), lead guitar (track 9 right channel only, track 10, track 11 outro), fuzz bass (track 3), high bass (track 7), bass (track 9)
Mike Campbell – lead guitar (tracks 1-8, track 9 left channel only, 11), rhythm guitar (track 10, 12)
Benmont Tench – piano (tracks 1-7, 10-12), electric piano (track 1, 6, 11) organ (1-3, 5-9, 11-12), mellotron (tracks 4, 8, 11), synthesizer (track 5)
Scott Thurston – rhythm guitar (tracks 1, 3, 5-8, 11), 12-string guitar (track 4), harmonica (track 2, 10, 12) tambourine (track 9), lead guitar (track 12)
Ron Blair – bass guitar (all tracks but 9)
Steve Ferrone – drums (all tracks), percussion (track 6, 7, 12)
Josh Jové – fuzz guitar (track 7)
Ryan Ulyate – background vocals (track 8)

Thursday 8/20/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Pack Up the Plantation: Live! (1985)

Pack Up the Plantation: Live! is the first official live album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released November 25,1985. It was primarily recorded at the Wiltern Theatre during their 1985 tour but also includes several tracks from previous tours. It was released as a double LP or single cassette and compact disc.

A concert film of the Wiltern Theatre performance, also titled Pack Up the Plantation: Live! was released on home video in 1986. It included songs that did not make the album, such as originals “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, as well as covers such as “Little Bit O’ Soul” and “Route 66”.

Stevie Nicks, who has collaborated with Petty and has appeared with him on tour frequently, sings with Petty on two songs on the record. The first is a cover of the Searchers’ 1964 hit “Needles and Pins”, which was released as a single and climbed into the Billboard top 40. Nicks’ second track is “Insider”, one of two cuts from Petty’s 1981 LP Hard Promises that feature her.

No other singles were released from the album in the US, although a cover of the Byrds’ 1967 hit “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” was released in Europe. “Refugee” was also issued in Europe on a four-track EP. Another fan favorite, “Breakdown”, appears at the end of side one. It is notable because the audience takes over from Petty at the start, singing the first two verses and the chorus loud enough to be picked up by the mics. He quipped, “You’re gonna put me out of a job”, to huge applause, and then launched back into a reprise of the second verse.

The recording garnered somewhat mixed reviews, with Sandy Robertson, writing for Sounds, describing it as “a turgid four-sided video soundtrack”. Jimmy Guterman, writing for Rolling Stone, said that Petty “sounds impassioned and impressive when he lays into his early songs” and that the Heartbreakers are “an undeniably great band”.

1. “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” 3:30
2. “Needles and Pins” 2:23
3. “The Waiting” 5:08
4. “Breakdown” 7:43
5. “American Girl” 3:50
6. “It Ain’t Nothin’ to Me” 6:05
7. “Insider” 5:16
8. “Rockin’ Around (With You)” 3:20
9. “Refugee” 5:22
10. “Southern Accents” 5:20
11. “Rebels” 6:10
12. “Don’t Bring Me Down” 3:40
13. “Shout” 9:30
14. “Stories We Could Tell” 3:55

Tom Petty – lead vocals, 6 and 12-string electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Mike Campbell – lead guitar, 12-string, lap steel, slide guitars
Benmont Tench – keyboards, vocals
Howie Epstein – bass, mandolin, harmony vocals
Stan Lynch – drums, vocals
Additional musicians

Ron Blair – bass on “Insider”, “Needles and Pins”, “Stories We Could Tell”, “Don’t Bring Me Down”
Phil Jones – percussion on “Insider”, “Needles and Pins”, “Rockin’ Around (With You)”, “Shout”
Bobby Valentino – violin on “Stories We Could Tell”
Stevie Nicks – vocals on “Insider”, “Needles and Pins”
Soul Lips Horns (on tracks recorded at the Wiltern Theater)

Jimmy Zavala – saxes, harmonica
Lee Thornburg – trumpets, flugel horn
Nick Lane – trombones, euphonium
The Rebeletts (on tracks recorded at the Wiltern Theater)

Pat Peterson – backing vocals, percussion
Caroll Sue Hill – backing vocals, percussion
Production

Mike Campbell – production
Tom Petty – production
Don Smith – engineer
Alan Weidel – assistant engineer

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature:  James Taylor, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Grass Roots, Elton John, Bill Withers, Steely Dan, Cliff Richard, Narvel Felts, Gary Glitter, David Bowie, Sylvia, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and more . . . 

Sunday 12am: Saturday Night Rock Show

This week on the Rock Show:
Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Trower, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Seether, Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, CJ Ramone, Neil Young, Judas Priest, Jackyl, Snow Patrol, Journey, Pilot, Meat Loaf, and many more.  12am – 6am  ET on RadioMaxMusic.

 

 

Monday 9pm: Feature LP – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Damn The Torpedoes (1979)

Damn the Torpedoes is the RIAA Triple Platinum-certified third album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in late 1979. This was the first of three Petty albums originally released by the Backstreet Records label, distributed by MCA Records. It built on the commercial success and critical acclaim of his two previous albums and reached #2 on the Billboard album chart.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 313 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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