Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – The Best of Everything
Format: 2CD – Vinyl / Label: Geffen Records – Ume
Releasedatum: 1 maart 2019

Tekst: Iain Patience

Tom Petty was readily one of the USA’s truly great modern musicians, a guy with a genuinely genius touch and a melodic force that remains unrivalled following his sudden departure in October 2017. This posthumous double-disc collection covers much, if not most of his remarkable catalogue, a legacy most would virtually kill for. This is a career-spanning release that covers every base from his work with the Heartbreakers, as a solo artist and with and Mudcrutch. Nothing has been overlooked.

With 38 tracks to choose from, there is something for everybody included in this wonderful mix. All of Petty’s most-loved, most-reprised and delightful cuts are here from Mary Jane’s Last DanceFreeFallin`, American Girl and I Won’t Back Down to Don’t Come Around Here No More. The result is an irresistible set of absolutely excellent material with not a trace of repetitive strain or deadwood. Petty has always been known as a fan of Elvis Presley and a man prepared to fight for his own personal artistic freedom and integrity, with a keen ear for melody, harmony and lyrical strength that allowed his story-telling to bubble to the surface in a near-hypnotic way that few can match.
His work with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynn with supergroup, The Travelling Wilburys, in the late 1980s provided an unexpected boost to his career at a time when Petty was still supremely successful but surprisingly working steadily below the radar, touring steadily and delivering powerful live performances across the world to a huge base of global fans but with little recording works then in the offing.

‘Best of Everything’ is maybe just that, an essential for any fan of Petty and most fans of good old rock n’ roll music.


Tracks:
CD 1:
01. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
02. Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
03. You Wreck Me – Tom Petty
04. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
05. Saving Grace – Tom Petty
06. You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
07. Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
08. Listen To Her Heart – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
09. Breakdown – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Walls (Circus) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
11. The Waiting – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
12. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
13. Southern Accents – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
14. Angel Dream (No. 2) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
15. Dreamville – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16. I Should Have Known It – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
17. Refugee – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
18. American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
19. The Best Of Everything (Alternate Version) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers*

CD 2:
01. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
02. Learning To Fly – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
03. Here Comes My Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
04. The Last DJ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
05. I Need To Know – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
06. Scare Easy – Mudcrutch
07. You Got Lucky – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
08. Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty
09. American Dream Plan B – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (featuring Stevie Nicks) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
11. Trailer – Mudcrutch
12. Into The Great Wide Open – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
13. Room At The Top – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
14. Square One – Tom Petty
15. Jammin’ Me – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16. Even The Losers – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
17. Hungry No More – Mudcrutch
18. I Forgive It All – Mudcrutch
19. For Real – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers*

*Previously Unreleased

Website: Tom Petty