Tag: Tom Petty

Saturday 1/15/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: A2Z of the Hit of 1990 – Part 1

We interrupt our regular Saturday schedule with an installment of Part 1 of our library of 1990. In this segment we’ll feature music from: Stranglers, Soul II Soul, Tom Petty, Beautiful South, Eric Johnson, Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nick Lowe, Elton John, Whistle, Robert Planet, Ian Hunter & Mark Ronson, and many more.

12pm to 4pm ET

Sunday 12/26/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Highway Companion (2006)

Highway Companion is the third and final solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Petty. It was released on July 25, 2006, and charted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album was produced by former Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne, who also produced Petty’s highly acclaimed first solo album, Full Moon Fever, as well as the Heartbreakers’ next album Into the Great Wide Open. Petty released the album through Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label and Warner Bros. Records, where Petty has had a record contract since his second solo album, Wildflowers (which was produced by Rubin). The tracks “Saving Grace” and “Big Weekend” were released July 4, 2006 on the iTunes Music Store. It ended up being Petty’s only album for American Recordings, as that label moved to Columbia Records distribution in 2007; Warner Bros retained the rights to Petty, eventually reassigning him to subsidiary label Reprise Records.

  1. “Saving Grace” 3:48
  2. “Square One” 3:26
  3. “Flirting with Time” 3:16
  4. “Down South” 3:27
  5. “Jack” 2:29
  6. “Turn This Car Around” 3:59
  7. “Big Weekend” 3:16
  8. “Night Driver” 4:28
  9. “Damaged by Love” 3:23
  10. “This Old Town” 4:17
  11. “Ankle Deep” 3:24
  12. “The Golden Rose” 4:43

Tom Petty – lead and backing vocals, guitars (rhythm, 12-string, bass guitar on “Square One”, lead on “Jack”), drums, harmonica, electric piano on “Night Driver”, keyboards on “Jack”, producer
Mike Campbell – guitars (lead, 12-string), vibraphone on “The Golden Rose”, producer
Jeff Lynne – guitars (bass, rhythm), keyboards, backing vocals, autoharp on “Ankle Deep”, producer

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
7The Waiting
8Runnin’ Down a Dream
9A Face in the Crowd
10Jammin’ Me
11You Don’t Know How It Feels
13You Got Lucky
14Free Girl Now
15Don’t Do Me Like That
16You Wreck Me
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

Friday 7/2/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Angel Dream (2021)

Songs and Music from the Motion Picture “She’s the One” is the ninth studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, first released in August 1996. The album served as the soundtrack for the 1996 film She’s the One, written and directed by Edward Burns.

Songs and Music From the Motion Picture “She’s the One” peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold by the RIAA in December 1996. The track “Walls (Circus)” peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. “Climb That Hill” also peaked at number 6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while “Change the Locks” peaked at number 20.

The album was not mentioned on the four-hour documentary Runnin’ Down a Dream, though Petty could be seen doing a studio session of the song “Angel Dream (No. 4)”.

Some songs were originally recorded for Wildflowers and were put on this album after it was decided to make Wildflowers a single album instead of a double album. She’s the One is the only Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album not to feature an official drummer, as they had not yet found a permanent drummer following the departure of Stan Lynch. Two of the tracks on this album feature Steve Ferrone on drums; Ferrone, who also played drums on nearly all tracks of the Wildflowers record, became the official Heartbreakers drummer shortly after this album was recorded. Curt Bisquera plays drums on most of the tracks on She’s the One, while Ringo Starr was the drummer on “Hung Up and Overdue”.

Angel Dream
In early 2021 it was announced that a record store day release of this album would completely rework it, resulting in it being renamed to “Angel Dream”. This version of the album takes off the tracks that were from the Wildflowers sessions (the ones added to the “Wildflowers and All the Rest” deluxe album), and replaces them with previously unreleased bonus tracks. These tracks include 105 Degrees and One of Life’s Little Mysteries, both written by Petty, as well as Thirteen Days (J.J. Cale cover) and French Disconnection (instrumental).

Monday 5/3/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Johnny Rivers, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Supertramp, Argent, Daddy Dewdrop, Undisputed Truth, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ronnie Dyson and more . . .

Friday 3pm ET: New Music Show

This week we feature NEW music from:  Blair Lee, Ya Tseen Feat. Portugal. The Man, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Timothy Moore, Dylan Cartlidge, Shaed, Eric Hutchinson, Ollee Owens, Eric Hutchinson, Noga Erez Feat. Rousso, Genius Aretha Cast Feat. Cynthia Erivo, Katie Toupin, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall, Tom Petty and more . . . 

Thursday 10/22/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Tom Petty – Wildflowers (4 CD)

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album by American musician Tom Petty, released on November 1, 1994. The album was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Traveling Wilburys) and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin. The album was certified 3× platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“Wildflowers” – 3:11
“You Don’t Know How It Feels” – 4:49
“Time to Move On” – 3:15
“You Wreck Me” – 3:22
“It’s Good to Be King” – 5:10
“Only a Broken Heart” – 4:30
“Honey Bee” – 4:58
“Don’t Fade on Me” – 3:32
“Hard on Me” – 3:48
“Cabin Down Below” – 2:51
“To Find a Friend” – 3:23
“A Higher Place” – 3:56
“House in the Woods” – 5:32
“Crawling Back to You” – 5:05
“Wake Up Time” – 5:19

All the Rest CD2

“Something Could Happen” – 4:34
“Leave Virginia Alone” – 4:16
“Climb That Hill Blues” – 2:33
“Confusion Wheel” – 4:20
“California” – 2:37
“Harry Green” – 3:53
“Hope You Never” – 3:02
“Somewhere Under Heaven” – 4:38
“Climb That Hill” – 3:33
“Hung Up and Overdue” – 6:02

Home Recordings CD3

“There Goes Angela (Dream Away)”
“You Don’t Know How It Feels”
“A Feeling of Peace”
“Leave Virginia Alone”
“Crawling Back to You”
“Don’t Fade on Me”
“Confusion Wheel”
“A Higher Place”
“There’s a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)”
“To Find a Friend”
“Only a Broken Heart”
“Wake Up Time”
“Hung Up and Overdue”

Wildflowers Live CD4
“You Don’t Know How It Feels” (Fleet Center, Boston MA – December 14, 2002)
“Honey Bee” (Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ON – March 17 1995)
“To Find a Friend” (Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountainview CA – October 28, 2000) – Bridge School benefit
“Walls” (The Fillmore, San Francisco CA – February 6, 1997)
“Crawling Back to You” (Forest Hills Stadium, New York NY – July 27, 2017)
“Cabin Down Below” (Tweeter Center, Mansfield MA – June 14, 2008)
“Drivin’ Down to Georgia” (Philips Arena, Atlanta GA – August 11, 2010)
“House in the Woods” (Beacon Theater[disambiguation needed], New York NY – May 23, 2013)
“Girl on LSD” (Wachovia Center, Philadelphia PA – June 6, 2008)
“Time to Move On” (UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis MO – August 17, 2002)
“Wake Up Time” (Vic Theatre, Chicago IL – April 17, 2003)
“It’s Good to Be King” (The Fillmore, San Francisco CA – January 31, 1997)
“You Wreck Me” (Fenway Park, Boston MA – August 30, 2014)
“Wildflowers” (Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids MI – June 28, 2005)

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Steve Perry, Styx, Billy Idol, Stars On 45, Traveling Wilburys, Michael Jackson, George Harrison and many more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . . 

Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career-Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 (2019)

Consider The Best of Everything a companion piece to An American Treasure, the first posthumous Tom Petty compilation. Weighing in at four CDs, An American Treasure was designed as a gift to the devoted who were still in mourning. In contrast, The Best of Everything is aimed at the fan who didn’t dig quite so deep, or perhaps to listeners who always liked Petty but never bothered to purchase an album. The Best of Everything relies on the hits that were largely absent on the box set but it takes a similar non-chronological approach to sequencing, a move that emphasizes Petty’s consistency as both a songwriter and recording artist. This distinguishes The Best of Everything from 2000’s Anthology: Through the Years, which also spanned two discs and contained four fewer songs than this 2019 set. Apart from that notable aesthetic choice, there is a considerable amount of overlap between the two double-disc collections — namely, all the hits Petty had with and without the Heartbreakers between 1976 and 1993, when he switched from his longtime home of MCA to Warner. The Best of Everything trumps Anthology in that it also includes hits Petty had for Warner — “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “You Wreck Me,” and “Walls” — and extends to his strong last decade as a recording artist, adding two unreleased cuts for good measure (an alternate take of the title track which was heard in a shorter version on An American Treasure, the unheard “For Real,” which is laid-back and nifty). All this adds up to the best overall overview of — and perhaps introduction to — Tom Petty assembled to date. — AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1 Free Fallin’ 4:14
2 Mary Jane’s Last Dance 4:31
3 You Wreck Me 3:21
4 I Won’t Back Down 2:56
5 Saving Grace 3:45
6 You Don’t Know How It Feels 4:46
7 Don’t Do Me Like That 2:40
8 Listen To Her Heart 3:01
9 Breakdown 2:42
10 Walls (Circus) 4:23
11 The Waiting 3:56
12 Don’t Come Around Here No More 5:03
13 Southern Accents 4:42
14 Angel Dream, No. 2 2:25
15 Dreamville 3:47
16 I Should Have Known It 3:38
17 Refugee 3:20
18 American Girl 3:33
19 The Best of Everything [Alt. Version] 5:25

1 Wildflowers 3:10
2 Learning to Fly 4:00
3 Here Comes My Girl 4:23
4 The Last DJ 3:30
5 I Need to Know 2:22
6 Scare Easy 4:36
7 You Got Lucky 3:32
8 Runnin’ Down a Dream 4:22
9 American Dream Plan B 3:00
10 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around 4:02
11 Trailer 3:18
12 Into the Treat Wide Open 3:41
13 Room at the Top 5:01
14 Square One 3:25
15 Jammin’ Me 4:02
16 Even the Losers 3:34
17 Hungry No More 5:56
18 I Forgive It All 4:13
19 For Real 3:51

Wednesday 10pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Wildflowers (1994)

Wildflowers is the second solo studio album by American musician Tom Petty, released on November 1, 1994. The album was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Traveling Wilburys) and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin. The album was certified 3x platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Three singles were released from the album between 1994 and 1995, the most successful of which, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for one week.

The album features all members of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with the exception of drummer Stan Lynch. Steve Ferrone plays drums on Wildflowers and would join the band officially the following year. However, the album was not credited to the Heartbreakers because, in Petty’s words, “Rick (Rubin) and I both wanted more freedom than to be strapped into five guys.” Freedom notwithstanding, Petty chose to use most of his regular band as session players, demonstrating his comfort with that format. Rolling Stone placed Wildflowers at number 12 on their list of the best albums of the 1990s. Guitar World placed the album at number 49 in their “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994” list.

In April 2015, when Petty’s back catalog was released in High-resolution audio, this was one of only two albums not included in the series (Songs and Music from “She’s the One” was the other one), but a hi-res version is available on Pono Music.

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Wednesday 9pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever (1989)

Full Moon Fever is the debut solo studio album by Tom Petty, released on April 24, 1989 by MCA Records. It features contributions from members of his backing band the Heartbreakers, notably Mike Campbell, along with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison (who died prior to its release), and George Harrison of the Traveling Wilburys. The record shows Petty exploring his musical roots with nods to his influences. The songwriting is mainly collaborations between Petty and Lynne, who was also a producer on the album. The album became a commercial and critical success peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and being certified 5× platinum in the United States and 6× platinum in Canada.

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Wednesday 8pm: Feature LP: Tom Petty – 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, first released in 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 starred Johnny Depp, who had moved 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.

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