His first album hit the streets in 1976 and initially its arrival caused few heads to turn. Music fans were confused; were these a bunch of punks or 1960s revivalists with a liking for Gene Clark era Byrds? Fortunately, as is so often the case, the UK seemed to 'get it' pretty soon after the records release there and it reached #24 on the British chart. News travelled West, and a full year after the home turf release Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers entered the Billboard chart. Shortly thereafter second album You're Gonna Get It! was released, and became a hit right away.
The rest, as they say, is history. But its relatively recent history about which any number of books, films and of course superlative albums are readily available for students of this remarkable performer to delve into.
This three disc set adds to that body of work by making available in one collection a number of broadcast recordings from the live canon of Tom Petty and his veritable Heartbreakers.
1. Bye Bye Johnny 03:13 2. Break Down 04:33 3. Kings Road 06:45 4.The Waiting 07:11 5. Dont Come Around Here No More 07:22 6.For What
It's Worth 05:11 7.The Image of Me 03:20 8. Here Comes My Girl 06:35 9.Should I Stay or Should I Go 02:59 10. You Can't Judge A Book By Its
Cover 03:36 11. Any Way You Want It 03:19 12. Runaway Trains 05:58 13. Refugee 05:31
Run Time: 65.33
1. Bye Bye Johnny 03:44 2. The Damage Youve Done 04:56 3.Breakdown 04:55 4.Free Fallin 04:58 5.The Waiting 05:35 6. Benmonts Boogie
02:38 7. Dont Come Around Here No More 08:22 8. Southern Accents 04:51 9. Even The Losers 04:14 10.Listen to Her Heart 02:59 11.A Face in
the Crowd 03:55 12.Something Big 04:42 13. I Wont Back Down 03:20 14. I Need To Know 02:18 15.Refugee 05:25 16. Runnin Down a Dream
Run Time: 72.15
1.Free Fallin' (Bridge School Benefit 1994) 04:22 2.Rainy Day Women 12 & 35 (Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert 1992) 04:45 3.Straight Into
Darkness (Farm Aid 1985) 04:48 4.Refugee (Live Aid 1985) 04:45 5.License To Kill (Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert 1992) 04:36 6.Even The
Losers (Farm Aid 1986) 03:39 7.Spike (Farm Aid 1986) 06:45 8.Across The Borderline (Farm Aid 1985 w/ Bob Dylan) 04:08 9.Mr. Tambourine
Man (Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert 1992 w/ Roger McGuinn) 04:00 10.I Won't Back Down (Bridge School Benefit 1994) 03:31 11.Time To
Move On (Bridge School Benefit 1994) 04:13 12.A Face In The Crowd (Letterman 1991) 04:30 13.Thank God (Chabad-Lubavitch Benfit 1986 w/
Bob Dylan) 02:22 14.Fooled Again (I Don't Like It) 06:15
Run Time: 62.40