Friday, May 10, 2019

Tom Petty: For Real video highlights The Best Of Everything collection

A newly-released video for the Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers track, “For Real”, highlights the late rocker’s latest collection, “The Best Of Everything.”

The clip for the only unreleased tune on the two-disc, 38-song set was directed by Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and features archival footage and photos as well as intimate, behind-the-scenes moments of him and the band.

The song was recorded in August of 2000 when Petty and the group 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.

“It hit me pretty hard the first time I heard it,” Adria tells Rolling Stone. “I was told he wrote in his hotel room the night before, and it feels very raw and sincere. It really stood out as something pretty profound, sort of from the grave, right? Just a real assessment of his strange reality of being a living legend. It touches on the things my dad believed in, his core values, like being authentic and not just being part of the pastiche of pop culture.”

“I was crying my eyes out every night during the edit,”
she adds, “But it’s nice to hear his voice. It’s nice to see him doing what made him happy, and it’s nice to have the ability to tell a story about him and share that with people. My dad wrote such beautiful, simple songs that had such deep complexity, and this is one of them. I never got tired of listening to it, but I definitely got tired of thinking, ‘Oh, God, I’m never going to see him play again, and this is so sad.’”

“The Best Of Everything” features material from Petty’s solo work, with The Heartbreakers, as well as tracks from the reformed Mudcrutch.

Following 2018’s “An American Treasure”, the package marks Petty’s second posthumous release after his passing in October 2017 at the age of 66.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"The Best Of Everything"

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:

New Tom Petty compilation previewed with unreleased track For Real
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
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