Anthology: Through the Years

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Anthology: Through the Years
Compilation album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Released October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
Recorded 1974-2000
Genre Heartland rock, Rock & roll
Length 124:07
Label MCA
Producer Denny Cordell, Noah Shark, Tom Petty, Jimmy Iovine, Mike Campbell, David A. Stewart, Robbie Robertson, Rick Rubin
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology
Echo
(1999)
Anthology: Through the Years
(2000)
The Last DJ
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

Anthology: Through the Years is a double compilation album featuring the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It contains a new song, "Surrender", written by Petty during the You're Gonna Get It! sessions, but recorded in 2000 especially for this release. "Surrender" is also the last studio recording of Howie Epstein before his death.

Anthology: Through the Years was released on October 31, 2000, and would mark the lowest chart-positioning on the Billboard 200 for the band at #87. However, in November 2006, the album was certified Gold (equilvalent to 500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Tom Petty, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Breakdown" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 2:42
  2. "American Girl" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 3:30
  3. "Hometown Blues" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 2:11
  4. "The Wild One, Forever" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 3:03
  5. "I Need to Know" (from You're Gonna Get It!) – 2:24
  6. "Listen to Her Heart" (from You're Gonna Get It!) – 3:01
  7. "Too Much Ain't Enough" (from You're Gonna Get It!) – 2:56
  8. "Refugee" (Petty, Mike Campbell) (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 3:21
  9. "Here Comes My Girl" (Petty, Campbell) (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 4:33
  10. "Don't Do Me Like That" (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 2:44
  11. "Even the Losers" (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 3:35
  12. "The Waiting" (from Hard Promises) – 3:54
  13. "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" (Petty, Campbell) (from Hard Promises) – 4:22
  14. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Stevie Nicks) (Petty, Campbell) – 4:04
  15. "You Got Lucky" (Petty, Campbell) (from Long After Dark) – 3:37
  16. "Straight into Darkness" (from Long After Dark) – 3:49
  17. "Change of Heart" (from Long After Dark) – 3:18

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Rebels" (from Southern Accents) – 5:20
  2. "Don't Come Around Here No More" (Petty, David A. Stewart) (from Southern Accents) – 5:06
  3. "The Best of Everything" (from Southern Accents) – 3:59
  4. "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman) (from Pack Up the Plantation: Live!) – 3:30
  5. "Jammin' Me" (Petty, Campbell, Bob Dylan) (from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)) – 4:08
  6. "It'll All Work Out" (from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)) – 3:12
  7. "Love Is a Long Road" (Petty, Campbell) (from Full Moon Fever) – 4:06
  8. "Free Fallin'" (Petty, Jeff Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 4:14
  9. "Yer So Bad" (Petty, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 3:05
  10. "I Won't Back Down" (Petty, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 2:56
  11. "Runnin' Down a Dream" (Petty, Campbell, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 4:23
  12. "Learning to Fly" (Petty, Lynne) (from Into the Great Wide Open) – 3:57
  13. "Into the Great Wide Open" (Petty, Lynne) (from Into the Great Wide Open) – 3:38
  14. "Two Gunslingers" (from Into the Great Wide Open) – 3:10
  15. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (from Greatest Hits) – 4:32
  16. "Waiting for Tonight" (from Playback) – 3:31
  17. "Surrender" – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Stevie Nicks - lead and background vocals on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Duck Dunn – bass guitar (disc 1 tracks 3, 13, 14)
  • Phil Jones – percussion (disc 1 tracks 9-17), drums (disc 2 tracks 8, 9, 10, 11, 16)
  • Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitars, keyboards, background vocals (disc 2 tracks 7-14)
  • George Harrison – rhythm guitar and background vocals on "I Won't Back Down"
  • Jim Keltner – drums and percussion on "Love Is a Long Road", shaker and tambourine on "Refugee"
  • Dave Stewart – electric sitar, synthesizer and background vocals on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Richard Tandy - synthesizer or "Two Gunslingers"
  • The Bangles – background vocals on "Waiting for Tonight"
  • Steve Ferrone – drums on "Surrender"
  • Lenny Castro – percussion on "Surrender"
  • Scott Thurston – guitar and background vocals on "Surrender"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 132
Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 14
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Danish Top 40 Albums[7] 22
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[8] 19
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Catalog Albums[5] 6

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