Friday, February 15, 2019

New Tom Petty compilation previewed with unreleased track For Real

A new Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers compilation, “The Best Of Everything”, is being previewed with the previously-unreleased track “For Real.”

The song was recorded in August of 2000 when Petty and the band went to producer Bill Bottrell’s studio near Mendocino, CA to record a new version of “Surrender” (originally written in 1976 but not included in the group’s self-titled debut that year) for the “Anthology: Through The Years” package.

Due March 1, the 2019 collection is billed as “a supplement to last year’s critically lauded, career-spanning box set ‘An American Treasure’”; as they did with that release, Petty’s family and bandmates worked together to create the new 38-song set (see track list below) that features material from his solo projects, with The Heartbreakers, as well as essentials from the reformed Mudcrutch.

Named after the closing track from 1985’s “Southern Accents”, the package also includes a previously-unreleased alternate take on that song, and an essay on Petty written especially for this collection by his close friend – screenwriter, director, author and journalist Cameron Crowe.

“The Best Of Everything” will be released in multiple formats, including 2CD, 4LP and digital.

It’s Petty’s second posthumous release following his passing in October 2017 at the age of 66.

The late rocker’s 1989 solo album, “Full Moon Fever”, was recently inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"The Best Of Everything"

Release date: March 1

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 ((previously unreleased alternate 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 (ft. 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 (previously unreleased)

See also:

Tom Petty streams new fan-sourced video for You And Me
Tom Petty: An American Treasure collection debuts on US charts
AUDIO: Tom Petty previews new hits collection with unreleased 1985 track
Tom Petty: Gainesville video issued from An American Treasure box set
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic