Monday, October 1, 2018

Tom Petty: Gainesville video issued from An American Treasure box set

Tom Petty’s social media team are streaming a video for the track, “Gainesville”, from the newly-released box set, “An American Treasure.”

Directed by photographer Brantley Gutierrez, the clip mixes archival film of the rocker in his Florida hometown in the early 1970s alongside select moments from throughout his career.

Petty recorded “Gainesville” during sessions for his 1998 album, “Echo”, but the song didn’t make the final cut for the set.

“Echo is supposedly his dark album,” says producer Ryan Ulyate. “But ‘Gainesville’ is this guy looking back on this early life. It is very self-referential from a guy who has some nostalgia for a simpler time. I love the song. It’s just great, but I can see how it didn’t necessarily fit the vibe of Echo.”

The 60-song “An American Treasure” collection features dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks from the late rocker, who passed away last October at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

Curated by Ulyate and Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, the compilation was commissioned by Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty.

“An American Treasure” is available in multiple formats, including a 4CD Deluxe Edition; a 4CD Super Deluxe Limited Edition; a 6LP set (available November 23); and, a 2CD Standard Edition delivering 26 career-spanning tracks.

See also:

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