Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rock 'n' Roll Alert: Tom Pettys Live Anthology Box Set

Tom Petty one of Americas favorite southern boys has done it again. He has answered the question, How do you come out with a new box set of old stuff? He has done this by making a four disc box set of live music. Its is set up with the early years 76' -81', on disc one including everything from "American Girl," to "Refugee." Then the second disc is 82' to 87' with hits like "Don't Come Around Here No More," and "You Got Lucky." Disc three has the video songs "Free Fallin," and "Learning to Fly." Plus much more of Pettys work like "I Won't Back Down" and "Into the Great Wide Open." With so many great songs its hard to believe Tom can add more but he has. The forth disc is all B-sides that where only released in Europe, so there are "new" to the US. Within these tracks are some interesting covers, one is Van Morrison's tune "I'm Tired Joey Boy," another is Charlie Rich's hit "Lonely Weekend." Through it all the Heartbreakers are right there behind him. This set was going to be just two discs but then it exploded into four and we can be thankful for that.

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