Friday, October 5, 2018

AUDIO: Tom Petty previews new hits collection with unreleased 1985 track

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are streaming a previously-unreleased alternate version of the 1985 track, “The Best Of Everything”, as a preview to a newly-announced hits collection of the same name.

Recorded during sessions for the band’s sixth album, “Southern Accents”, the alternate take restores a lost verse from the one that surfaced on the original project – you can hear both versions below.

Due November 16, “The Best Of Everything” is billed as “the first career-spanning collection” of all of Petty and the band’s hits, plus those from his solo work and Mudcrutch.

The 38-track set presents the previously-unissued song, “For Real”, and a brand new essay on the rocker by Cameron Crowe.

“The Best Of Everything” will be available in multiple versions, including 2CD and 4LP packages and a limited 4LP colored vinyl edition.

The project follows the just-released 60-song box set “An American Treasure”, which features dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks.

Petty passed away a year ago this week at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

Tom Petty
“The Best Of Everything”

Release date: November 16

Disc 1

01. "Free Fallin’"
02. "Mary Jane’s Last Dance"
03. "You Wreck Me"
04. "I Won’t Back Down"
05. "Saving Grace"
06. "You Don’t Know How It Feels"
07. "Don’t Do Me Like That"
08. "Listen to Her Heart"
09. "Breakdown"
10. "Walls (Circus)"
11. "The Waiting"
12. "Don’t Come Around Here No More"
13. "Southern Accents"
14. "Angel Dream (No. 2)"
15. "Dreamville"
16. "I Should Have Known It"
17. "Refugee"
18. "American Girl"
19. "The Best of Everything" (Alt. Version)

Disc 2

01. "Wildflowers"
02. "Learning to Fly"
03. "Here Comes My Girl"
04. "The Last DJ"
05. "I Need to Know"
06. "Scare Easy"
07. "You Got Lucky"
08. "Runnin’ Down a Dream"
09. "American Dream Plan B"
10. "Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around" (feat. Stevie Nicks)
11. "Trailer"
12. "Into the Great Wide Open"
13. "Room at the Top"
14. "Square One"
15. "Jammin’ Me"
16. "Even the Losers"
17. "Hungry No More"
18. "I Forgive It All"
19. "For Real"

See also:

Tom Petty: Gainesville video issued from An American Treasure box set
Tom Petty box set previewed with unreleased 1998 track Gainesville
Tom Petty streams fan-sourced video for You And Me
Tom Petty: An American Treasure video project seeks fan submissions
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic