The Live Anthology

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The Live Anthology
Live album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Released November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Recorded December 12, 1976 -
November 15, 2007
Genre Heartland rock, Rock & roll
Length 3:47:21 (standard)
4:47:40 (deluxe)
Label Reprise
Producer Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Ryan Ulyate
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology
The Last DJ
(2002)
The Live Anthology
(2009)
Mojo
(2010)
Tom Petty chronology
Mudcrutch
(2008)
The Live Anthology
(2009)
Mojo
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (90/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
The Epoch Times (favorable)[6]
The Independent 4/5 stars[7]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[8]
Mojo 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10][1]

The Live Anthology is a live box set by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The box set was released by Reprise Records on November 23, 2009, in a number of formats, with the standard CD and download formats, composed of 48 tracks (on 4 discs).[11][12]

The album's cover artwork and packaging was designed by Shepard Fairey.[11]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Petty stated he compiled live material with Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate from three decades of live concerts.

In 2008, Ulyate began going through Petty's live archive and created an iTunes library of 170 concerts with a total of 3,509 performances of 400 unique songs. "I made sure Tom and Mike heard every song they ever did," Ulyate said, "And I ranked the concerts with a star system."

Throughout his career, Petty extensively documented his concerts, beginning in the late seventies. "I'm glad we did it. I think this is one of the great live rock & roll bands. And you really understand us once you've heard this set. It was a lot of fun to put together"

Several other songs were mixed, but did not make it to the album. "Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)", "Don't Do Me Like That" and Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else" performed at the Hammersmith Odeon, March 6, 1980, were released on the Deluxe Edition of Damn the Torpedoes.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Location Length
1. "Ladies and Gentlemen..." (June 30, 1981) Jim Lenahan The Forum, Los Angeles, California 1:16
2. "Nightwatchman" (June 28, 1981) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell The Forum, Los Angeles, California 4:33
3. "Even the Losers" (March 6, 1980) Tom Petty Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 3:40
4. "Here Comes My Girl" (March 6, 1980) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 4:52
5. "A Thing About You" (June 28, 1981) Tom Petty The Forum, Los Angeles, California 5:05
6. "I'm in Love" (December 7, 1982) Bobby Womack Wembley Arena, London, England 3:55
7. "I'm a Man" (September 21, 2006) Ellas McDaniel, Koko Taylor Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 2:46
8. "Straight into Darkness" (December 7, 1982) Tom Petty Wembley Arena, London, England 4:35
9. "Breakdown" (June 30, 1981) Tom Petty The Forum, Los Angeles, California 7:55
10. "Something in the Air" (November 4, 1993) Speedy Keen Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 3:50
11. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (March 17, 1995) Willie Dixon Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario 3:55
12. "Drivin' Down to Georgia" (November 4, 1993) Tom Petty Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 6:25
13. "Lost Without You" (November 4, 1993) Tom Petty Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 6:55
14. "Refugee" (June 11, 1983) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California 6:05
Total length:
1:05:47
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Location Length
1. "Diddy Wah Diddy" (February 1, 1997) McDaniel, Dixon The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 2:55
2. "I Want You Back Again" (February 7, 1997) Rod Argent The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 2:54
3. "Wildflowers" (March 17, 1995) Tom Petty Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario 3:12
4. "Friend of the Devil" (February 3, 1997) John Dawson, Jerome Garcia, Robert Hunter The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 5:41
5. "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" (June 29, 1981) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell The Forum, Los Angeles, California 5:42
6. "It's Good to Be King" (September 21, 2006) Tom Petty Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 12:14
7. "Angel Dream (No. 2)" (April 19, 2003) Tom Petty The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois 2:56
8. "Learning to Fly" (June 16, 2006) Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tennessee 4:44
9. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (September 21, 2006) Tom Petty Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 5:54
10. "Mystic Eyes" (October 27, 2006) Van Morrison The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California 8:59
Total length:
55:11
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Location Length
1. "Jammin' Me" (February 7, 1997) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Bob Dylan The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 4:32
2. "The Wild One, Forever" (March 6, 1980) Tom Petty Hammersmith Odeon, London, England 3:35
3. "Green Onions" (February 6, 1997) Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Lewie Steinberg The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 4:19
4. "Louisiana Rain" (December 7, 1982) Tom Petty Wembley Arena, London, England 5:10
5. "Melinda" (August 26, 2003) Tom Petty, Benmont Tench UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 8:15
6. "Goldfinger" (January 31, 1997) John Barry, Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 4:02
7. "Surrender" (June 11, 1983) Tom Petty Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California 3:11
8. "Dreamville" (October 16, 2002) Tom Petty Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California 2:54
9. "Spike" (July 29, 1986) Tom Petty Portland Civic Stadium, Portland, Oregon 7:40
10. "Any Way You Want It" (June 11, 1983) Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California 2:59
11. "American Girl" (April 13, 1983) Tom Petty The Cow Palace, San Francisco, California 5:19
Total length:
52:56
Disc four
No. Title Writer(s) Location Length
1. "Runnin' Down a Dream" (September 21, 2006) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 5:11
2. "Oh Well" (June 16, 2006) Peter Green Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tennessee 3:35
3. "Southern Accents" (September 21, 2006) Tom Petty Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida 5:00
4. "Crawling Back to You" (August 26, 2005) Tom Petty The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California 4:38
5. "My Life / Your World" (June 23, 1987) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 4:55
6. "I Won't Back Down" (November 15, 2007) Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York 3:26
7. "Square One" (June 17, 2006) Tom Petty UMB Bank Pavilion, Maryland Heights, Missouri 3:44
8. "Have Love Will Travel" (July 5, 2002) Tom Petty Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York 3:57
9. "Free Fallin'" (August 14, 2005) Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Irvine Meadows, Irvine, California 4:46
10. "The Waiting" (June 28, 1981) Tom Petty The Forum, Los Angeles, California 4:14
11. "Good, Good Lovin'" (June 30, 1981) James Brown, Albert Shubert The Forum, Los Angeles, California 2:50
12. "Century City" (July 8, 1980) Tom Petty The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4:22
13. "Alright for Now" (March 17, 1995) Tom Petty Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario 2:49
Total length:
53:27

Deluxe Edition[edit]

On November 22, 2009, prior to the release of the standard and digital formats, Best Buy stores offered an exclusive "Deluxe Edition" of the box set. The deluxe edition contains the four discs in the standard edition, and includes a fifth disc of live material, two previously unreleased DVDs, a vinyl remastering of the 1977 album Official Live 'Leg, and a Blu-ray Disc featuring all 62 songs in the box set in 5.1 multi-channel 96K 24-bit audio. The packaging for this edition also includes a concert poster, backstage pass reproductions, a deluxe booklet, a lithograph and more bonus materials.[12]

Disc five
No. Title Writer(s) Location Length
1. "Think About Me" (July 24, 1987) Tom Petty Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida 3:54
2. "Down South" (September 17, 2006) Tom Petty Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, Texas 3:16
3. "I Need to Know" (June 29, 1981) Tom Petty The Forum, Los Angeles, California 2:29
4. "Billy the Kid" (May 28, 2001) Tom Petty Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, California 5:09
5. "I'd Like to Love You Baby" (April 21, 2003) J. J. Cale Soundstage Studios, Chicago, Illinois 4:08
6. "Image of Me" (October 10, 1987) Wayne Kemp Wembley Arena, London, England 2:51
7. "Born in Chicago" (April 21, 2003) Nick Gravenites Soundstage Studios, Chicago, Illinois 3:50
8. "Like a Diamond" (October 16, 2002) Tom Petty Grand Olympic Auditorium,, Los Angeles, California 4:40
9. "The Last DJ" (December 7, 2002) Tom Petty The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan 3:36
10. "No Second Thoughts" (July 27, 1981) Tom Petty The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3:33
11. "Ballad of Easy Rider" (July 24, 1987) Roger McGuinn Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida 3:08
12. "Don't Come Around Here No More" (July 7, 2001) Tom Petty, Dave Stewart Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York 6:30
13. "Too Much Ain't Enough" (December 31, 1978) Tom Petty Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California 5:10
14. "County Farm" (February 4, 1997) Vera Hall, Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Ruby Pickens Tartt; arranged by Tom Petty The Fillmore, San Francisco, California 8:11
Total length:
1:00:19
DVD
400 Days, a documentary shot during the recording and tour for the 1995 album Wildflowers[11][12]

Personnel[edit]

The Heartbreakers:

  • Tom Petty (all tracks) - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, harmonica, percussion
  • Mike Campbell (all tracks) - lead guitar, mandolin, Marxophone
  • Benmont Tench (all tracks) - piano, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ron Blair (1976–1981, 2002–2006) - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch (1976–1993) - drums, backing vocals
  • Howie Epstein (1982–2001) - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Scott Thurston (1993–2007) - backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Steve Ferrone (1995–2006) - drums

Additional Personnel:

  • Phil Jones (1981–1983) - percussion
  • The Big Money Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Jon Brion - strings and horns on "Dreamville", strings on "Like A Diamond"
  • David Hoskot - percussion on "My Life/Your World"
  • Stevie Nicks - backing vocal on "Learning To Fly"
  • Bobby Valentino (UK) - violin on "Louisiana Rain"
  • Del Shannon - backing vocal on "Breakdown" (version on 1978 New Years Eve Concert DVD)
  • Phil Seymour - backing vocal on "Breakdown" (version on 1978 New Years Eve Concert DVD)

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