The Live Anthology

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's a commonly held opinion among fans and band alike that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' lone live album, 1986's Pack Up the Plantation, didn't quite capture the group at its peak, so there has been a long-standing need for another live set, which 2009's Live Anthology finally provides. Like its closest cousin, Bruce Springsteen's Live 1975-1985, Live Anthology almost overcompensates for the long wait by offering almost too much music, cherrypicking highlights from 1978 to 2007. In its simplest incarnation, Live Anthology is a super-affordable, four-disc box set running 48 tracks, which is eight cuts longer than Springsteen's box, plenty long enough for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's a commonly held opinion among fans and band alike that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' lone live album, 1986's Pack Up the Plantation, didn't quite capture the group at its peak, so there has been a long-standing need for another live set, which 2009's Live Anthology finally provides. Like its closest cousin, Bruce Springsteen's Live 1975-1985, Live Anthology almost overcompensates for the long wait by offering almost too much music, cherrypicking highlights from 1978 to 2007. In its simplest incarnation, Live Anthology is a super-affordable, four-disc box set running 48 tracks, which is eight cuts longer than Springsteen's box, plenty long enough for most fans, but in its deluxe version, available only through Best Buy, there's an additional CD, plus two previously unreleased DVDs -- a 1978 New Years Eve concert from Santa Monica, a documentary called 400 Days shot during the Wildflowers tour -- a Blu-Ray edition of all 62 tracks on the five-CD version, a vinyl copy of the 1976 Official Live 'Leg LP, plus a book and lithograph, along with other assorted bonuses. Certainly, the deluxe edition lives up to its billing, offering enough extras to justify its price tag, but the standard edition is plenty generous as it is, serving up enough consistently strong music from throughout the decades, ranging from expert covers of Willie Dixon and the Grateful Dead to deep treasures from the Heartbreakers catalog. Apart from the tendency to favor performances that stretch on a little too long with jamming -- something that is a matter of taste, as some prefer energy to improvisations -- if there's any flaw to the set, it's how it goes out of its way to prove the band's consistency by skipping through the decades, letting a version of "Louisiana Rain" from 1972 sit next to a 1997 cover of "Green Onions" and "Melinda" from 2003. This certainly goes a long way to illustrating that Petty & the Heartbreakers always delivered the goods, but it's somewhat at the expense of forward momentum; it's hard not to wish that it was arranged chronologically, to be able to hear the raw energy give way to easy skill, but that's just nitpicking -- any way you look at it, this Live Anthology offers an overdose of prime rock & roll.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2009
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624983699
  • Catalog Number: 512765
  • Sales rank: 4,252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladies and Gentlemen (1:16)
  2. 2 Nightwatchman (4:33)
  3. 3 Even The Losers (3:40)
  4. 4 Here Comes My Girl (4:52)
  5. 5 A Thing About You (5:05)
  6. 6 I'm In Love (3:55)
  7. 7 I'm a Man (2:46)
  8. 8 Straight Into Darkness (4:35)
  9. 9 Breakdown (7:55)
  10. 10 Something In The Air (3:50)
  11. 11 I Just Want To Make Love To You (3:55)
  12. 12 Drivin' Down To Georgia (6:25)
  13. 13 Lost Without You (6:55)
  14. 14 Refugee (6:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Diddy Wah Diddy (2:55)
  2. 2 I Want You Back (2:54)
  3. 3 Wildflowers (3:12)
  4. 4 Friend of the Devil (5:41)
  5. 5 A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) (5:42)
  6. 6 It's Good To Be King (12:14)
  7. 7 Angel Dream (No. 2) (2:56)
  8. 8 Learning To Fly (4:44)
  9. 9 Mary Jane's Last Dance (5:54)
  10. 10 Mystic Eyes (8:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Jammin' Me (4:32)
  2. 2 The Wild One, Forever (3:35)
  3. 3 Green Onions (4:19)
  4. 4 Louisiana Rain (5:10)
  5. 5 Melinda (8:15)
  6. 6 Goldfinger (4:02)
  7. 7 Surrender (3:11)
  8. 8 Dreamville (3:54)
  9. 9 Spike (7:40)
  10. 10 Any Way You Want It (2:59)
  11. 11 American Girl (5:19)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Runnin' Down a Dream (5:11)
  2. 2 Oh Well (3:35)
  3. 3 Southern Accents (5:00)
  4. 4 Crawling Back To You (4:38)
  5. 5 My Life/Your World (4:55)
  6. 6 I Won't Back Down (3:26)
  7. 7 Square One (3:44)
  8. 8 Have Love Will Travel (3:57)
  9. 9 Free Fallin' (4:46)
  10. 10 The Waiting (4:14)
  11. 11 Good, Good Lovin' (2:50)
  12. 12 Century City (4:22)
  13. 13 Alright For Now (2:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Primary Artist
Tom Petty Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Maracas, Tambourine, Vocals
Stevie Nicks Background Vocals
Mike Campbell Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Marxophone
Benmont Tench Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Background Vocals, chamberlain
Ron Blair Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Jon Brion Conductor
Howie Epstein Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone Percussion, Drums
Phil Jones Percussion
Stan Lynch Drums, Background Vocals
Scott Thurston Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Valentino Fiddle
Jim Lenahan Announcer
David Hoskot Percussion
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Koko Taylor Composer
James Brown Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Jeff Lynne Composer
Tom Petty Composer, Liner Notes
Bobby Womack Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
Rod Argent Composer
Mike Campbell Composer
John Barry Composer
Benmont Tench Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Jon Brion Orchestral Arrangements
Dave Clark Composer
Lenny Davidson Composer
Biff Dawes Engineer
John Dawson Composer
Richard Dodd Engineer
Peter Green Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Van Morrison Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Robert Scovill Engineer
Don Smith Engineer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Shelly Yakus Engineer
Greg Hartman Engineer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Charles Kaplan Engineer
Neal Preston Cover Photo
Ryan Hewitt Engineer
Albert Shubert Composer
Shepard Fairey Art Direction, Cover Art
Tony Dimitriades Management
John Keen Composer
Mark Williams Engineer
Westwood One Engineer
Thom Pananzio Engineer
Greg Looper Engineer
Jerome Garcia Composer
Dr. White Engineer
Mary Klauzer Management
Laurence Freedman Management
Stewart Bennett Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    ONLY ABOUT 10 ORIGINAL TOM PETTY TUNES - THE REST IS ALL COVER TUNES

    I've been a national act audio engineer "Live & Recording Studio" for neary 40 years. When it comes to listening, I usually prefer a live performance recording rather than a studio recording. Sure, the live recording will include numerous mistakes, but the energy level makes it much more interesting than the pristine, studio-perfect recordings. In this case however, I was very disapointed with this 4-CD release. Only about 10 songs or so were original Tom Petty songs, and they lacked the energy of the original studio released versions. The rest of the songs were all cover songs, and not very interesting "lack-luster" versions.

    I ended up "extracting the original tunes" and burning a single CD for my listening pleasure. The four-disc set now sits in my archived music vault and will probablly stay there.

    I am a BIG Tom Petty fan (I have never mixed any of his concerts however).
    I feel that the price for a four-CD set was good, but I don't believe that it is an "ANTHOLOGY" as it is titled.

    Bottom Line: Only 10 or so ORIGINAL Petty Tunes. The rest a bunch of pretty boring cover tunes. I prefer to listen to the original versions.

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