Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tom Petty to release 40th anniversary vinyl box sets

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will commemorate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with two companion vinyl box sets featuring their entire studio album catalogue alongside three solo records by Petty.

Many of these albums have been out of print on vinyl for years and most albums have been remastered for this release.

All LPs in each of the limited-edition box sets will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl with replica artwork.

Due December 9, “The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991)” presents Petty’s first nine records – from the 1976 debut to 1991’s “Into The Great Wide Open.” The set features the singer’s solo debut, 1989’s "Full Moon Fever."

Due November 25, “The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014)” delivers Petty’s solo efforts “Wildflowers” (1994) and “Highway Companion” (2006) alongside all band releases through to their most recent album, 2014’s “Hypnotic Eye.”

With worldwide album sales of more than 80 million copies, Petty has charted albums in the Top 5 on the US Billboard Top 200 chart in each of his five decades as a recording artist.

Petty And The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 in their first year of eligibility.

The rocker will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year at an event in Los Angeles, CA on February 10.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991)”

Release date: December 9

(1976) Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers*
(1978) You’re Gonna Get It!*
(1979) Damn The Torpedoes*
(1981) Hard Promises
(1982) Long After Dark
(1985) Southern Accents
(1987) Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
(1989) Full Moon Fever
(1991) Into The Great Wide Open

*Remastered since 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014)”

Release date: November 25

(1994) Wildflowers (2-LP)
(1996) She's The One
(1999) Echo (2-LP)
(2002) The Last DJ (2-LP)
(2006) Highway Companion (2-LP)
(2010) Mojo (2-LP) (Original Master)
(2014) Hypnotic Eye (Original Master)

See also:

Tom Petty scores first US No. 1 with Hypnotic Eye
VIDEO: Tom Petty launches Hypnotic Eye tour in San Diego
VIDEO: Tom Petty performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Tom Petty to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic