Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tom Petty: An American Treasure box set announced



Tom Petty’s career is being recognized with “An American Treasure”, a new 60-song box set featuring dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks.

Due September 28, the project marks the first release of Petty’s music since the Gainesville, FL singer passed away last October 2 at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

“An American Treasure” was commissioned by Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty, and curated by Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and his studio collaborator, Ryan Ulyate.

“Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years,” explain the Pettys. “He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come.

"We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.”


“An American Treasure” will be released in multiple formats, including a 4CD Deluxe Edition (see track list below), complete with a booklet of photos and liner notes for all songs; a 4CD Super Deluxe Limited Edition, which adds an expanded 84-page hardbound book and a newly-created lithograph of Shepard Fairey’s cover artwork alongside custom reproductions of Petty’s handwritten lyrics to four songs featured in this collection and a numbered certificate of authenticity; a 6LP set with booklet, available November 23; and, a 2CD Standard Edition delivering 26 career-spanning tracks.

The project is being previewed with the release of a video for the lead single, “Keep A Little Soul”, a previously-unreleased recording from 1982 sessions for the band’s fifth album, “Long After Dark.”

Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002, with the singer’s combined solo and group sales topping 80 million albums worldwide.



Tom Petty
“An American Treasure”

Release date: September 28

Disc One

01. “Surrender” (Previously unreleased track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sessions, 1976)
02. “Listen to Her Heart” (Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, November 11, 1977)
03. “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, November 11, 1977)
04. “When the Time Comes” (Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!, May 2, 1978)
05. You’re Gonna Get It” (Alternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions, 1978)
06. “Radio Promotion Spot” (1977)
07. “Rockin’ Around (With You)” (Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, November 9, 1976)
08. “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)” (Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976)
09. “Breakdown” (Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, November 11, 1977)
10. “The Wild One, Forever” ( Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, November 9, 1976)
11. “No Second Thoughts” (Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!, May 2, 1978)
12. “Here Comes My Girl” (Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions, 1979)
13. “What Are You Doing in My Life” (Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions, 1979)
14. “Louisiana Rain” (Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions, 1979)
15. “Lost in Your Eyes” (Previously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions, 1974)

Disc Two

01. “Keep a Little Soul” (Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions, 1982)
02. “Even the Losers” (Live at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY, 1989)
03. “Keeping Me Alive” (Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions, 1982)
04. “Don’t Treat Me Like a Stranger” (B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”, April, 1989)
05. “The Apartment Song” (Demo recording (with Stevie Nicks), 1984)
06. “Concert Intro” (Live introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, June 28, 1981)
07. “King’s Road” (Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA, June 28, 1981)
08. “Clear the Aisles” (Live concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, June 28, 1981)
09. “A Woman in Love (It’s not Me)” (Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA, June 28, 1981)
10. “Straight Into Darkness” (Alternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA, May 5, 1982)
11. “You Can Still Change Your Mind” (Album track from Hard Promises, May 5, 1981)
12. “Rebels” (Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions, 1985)
13. “Deliver Me” (Alternate version from Long After Dark sessions, 1982)
14. “Alright for Now” (Album track from Full Moon Fever, April 24, 1989)
15. “The Damage You’ve Done” (Alternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions, 1987)
16. “The Best of Everything” (Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions, March 26, 1985)
17. “Walkin’ From the Fire” (Previously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions, March 1, 1984)
18. “King of the Hill” (Early take (with Roger McGuinn), November 23, 1987)

Disc Three

01. “I Won’t Back Down” (Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, February 4, 1997)
02. “Gainesville” (Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions, February 12, 1998)
03. “You and I Will Meet Again” (Album track from Into The Great Wide Open, July 2, 1991)
04. “Into the Great Wide Open” (Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, November 24, 1991)
05. “Two Gunslingers” (Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, May 25, 2013)
06. “Lonesome Dave” (Previously unreleased track from Wildflowers sessions, July 23, 1993)
07. “To Find a Friend” (Album track from Wildflowers, November 1, 1994)
08. “Crawling Back to You” (Album track from Wildflowers, November 1, 1994)
09. “Wake Up Time” (Previously unreleased track from early Wildflowers sessions, August 12, 1992)
10. “Grew Up Fast” (Album track from Songs and Music from “She’s the One”, August 6, 1996)
11. “I Don’t Belong” (Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions, December 3, 1998)
12. “Accused of Love” (Album track from Echo, April 13, 1999)
13. “Lonesome Sundown” (Album track from Echo, April 13, 1999)
14. “Don’t Fade on Me” (Previously unreleased track from Wildflowers, sessions, April 20, 1994)

Disc Four

01. “You and Me” (Clubhouse version, November 9, 2007)
02. “Have Love Will Travel” (Album track from The Last DJ, October 8, 2002)
03. “Money Becomes King” (Album track from The Last DJ, October 8, 2002)
04. “Bus to Tampa Bay” (Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions, August 11, 2011)
05. “Saving Grace” (Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA, June 16, 2006)
06. “Down South” (Album track from Highway Companion, July 25, 2006)
07. “Southern Accents” (Live at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL, September 21, 2006)
08. “Insider” (Live (with Stevie Nicks) at O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL, September 21, 2006)
09. “Two Men Talking” (Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions, November 16, 2012)
10. “Fault Lines” (Album track from Hypnotic Eye, July 29, 2014)
11. “Sins of My Youth” (Early take from Hypnotic Eye sessions, November 12, 2012)
12. “Good Enough” (Alternate version from Mojo sessions, 2012)
13. “Something Good Coming” (Album track from Mojo, July 15, 2010)
14. “Save Your Water” (Album track from Mudcrutch 2, May 20, 2016)
15. “Like a Diamond” (Alternate version from The Last DJ sessions, 2002)
16. “Hungry no More” (Live at House of Blues, Boston, MA, June 15, 2016)


See also:

VIDEO: The Killers perform Tom Petty tribute at 2018 Rock Hall ceremony
VIDEO: Tom Petty rocks Beatles classic on George Harrison tribute concert reissue
Tom Petty’s cause of death revealed
Tom Petty laid to rest in private Los Angeles service
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic