Anthology: Through the Years

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Anthology: Through the Years
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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, Jeff Lynne, 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]
The Essential Rock Discography 8/10[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[5]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

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 Damn the Torpedoes 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, 1976) – 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!, 1978) – 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, 1979) – 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, 1981) – 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, 1981) (Petty, Campbell) – 4:04
  15. "You Got Lucky" (Petty, Campbell) (from Long After Dark, 1982) – 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, 1985) – 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!, 1985) – 3:30
  5. "Jammin' Me" (Petty, Campbell, Bob Dylan) (from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), 1987) – 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, 1989) – 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, 1991) – 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, 1993) – 4:32
  16. "Waiting for Tonight" (from Playback, 1995) – 3:31
  17. "Surrender" (new song, 2000) – 2:54

Musicians[edit]

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Phil Seymour – backing vocals on "Breakdown" and "American Girl"
  • Randall Marsh – drums on "Hometown Blues"
  • Duck Dunn – bass guitar on "Hometown Blues", "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Stevie Nicks – lead and backing vocals on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Jim Keltner – shaker and tambourine on "Refugee", percussion on "The Best Of Everything", drums and percussion on "Love Is a Long Road"
  • Phil Jones – percussion (disc 1 tracks 9-17), drums and percussion (disc 2 tracks 7-11)
  • John Berry Jr., Dick Braun, Jim Colie, William Bergman, Kurt McGettrick, Molly Duncan, Dave Plews – horns on "Rebels"
  • Bobbye Hall – tambourine on "Rebels"
  • Dean Garcia – intro bass guitar on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Daniel Rothmuller – cello on "Don't Come Around Here No More
  • Alan Weidel – wild dog piano on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Stephanie Spruill, Sharon Celani, and Marilyn Martin – backing vocals on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Dave Stewart – electric sitar, synthesizer and backing vocals on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Garth Hudson – organ on "The Best of Everything"
  • Richard Manuel – backing vocal on "The Best of Everything"
  • Gary Chang – synthesizer on "The Best Of Everything"
  • Jerry Hey – horn conductor and arranger on "The Best Of Everything"
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet on "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star"
  • Carroll Sue Hill – backing vocal and percussion on "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star"
  • Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitar, guitar synthesizer, piano, keyboards, backing vocals (disc 2 tracks 7-14)
  • George Harrison – acoustic guitar and backing vocals on "I Won't Back Down"
  • Richard Tandy – synthesizer or "Two Gunslingers"
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion on "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
  • The Bangles – backing vocals on "Waiting for Tonight"
  • George Drakoulias – percussion on "Waiting For Tonight"
  • Lenny Castro – percussion on "Surrender"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 132
Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[7] 14
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Danish Top 40 Albums[8] 22
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[9] 19
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Catalog Albums[6] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Anthology: Through the Years – Tom Petty, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  2. ^ Brunner, Rob (2000-12-01). "Anthology: Through the Years Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 816. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9. 
  4. ^ a b "Tom Petty / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Anthology: Through the Years CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Tom Petty: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ a b "Anthology: Through the Years – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tom Petty & Heartbreakers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Anthology – Through the Years (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Anthology – Through the Years (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 30, 2011.