Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – The Live Anthology [Deluxe Edition] (2009)

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It’s a commonly held opinion among fans and band alike that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ lone live album, 1986’s Pack Up the Plantation, didn’t quite capture the group at its peak, so there has been a long-standing need for another live set, which 2009’s Live Anthology finally provides. Like its closest cousin, Bruce Springsteen’s Live 1975-1985, Live Anthology almost overcompensates for the long wait by offering almost too much music, cherry picking highlights from 1978 to 2007. In its simplest incarnation, Live Anthology is a super-affordable, four-disc box set running 48 tracks, which is eight cuts longer than Springsteen’s box, plenty long enough for most fans, but in its deluxe version, there’s an additional CD, plus two previously unreleased DVDs — a 1978 New Year’s Eve concert from Santa Monica, a documentary called 400 Days shot during the Wildflowers tour — a Blu-Ray edition of all 62 tracks on the five-CD version, a vinyl copy of the 1976 Official Live ‘Leg LP, plus a book and lithograph, along with other assorted bonuses. Certainly, the deluxe edition lives up to its billing, offering enough extras to justify its price tag, but the standard edition is plenty generous as it is, serving up enough consistently strong music from throughout the decades, ranging from expert covers of Willie Dixon and the Grateful Dead to deep treasures from the Heartbreakers catalog. Apart from the tendency to favor performances that stretch on a little too long with jamming — something that is a matter of taste, as some prefer energy to improvisations — if there’s any flaw to the set, it’s how it goes out of its way to prove the band’s consistency by skipping through the decades, letting a version of “Louisiana Rain” from 1982 sit next to a 1997 cover of “Green Onions” and “Melinda” from 2003. This certainly goes a long way to illustrating that Petty & the Heartbreakers always delivered the goods, but it’s somewhat at the expense of forward momentum; it’s hard not to wish that it was arranged chronologically, to be able to hear the raw energy give way to easy skill, but that’s just nit picking — any way you look at it, this Live Anthology offers an overdose of prime rock & roll.

Disc 1

Matrix: Z83118 M1S1 1 517462-2.1 TEXT 01 ifpi L909 [IFPI 2U9C]01. Ladies and Gentlemen (June 30, 1981, The Forum, Los Angeles) [0:01:16.31]
02. Night Watchman (June 28, 1981, The Forum, Los Angeles) [0:04:33.18]
03. Even the Losers (March 6, 1980, Hammersmith Odeon, London) [0:03:40.62]
04. Here Comes My Girl (March 6, 1980, Hammersmith Odeon, London) [0:04:52.58]
05. A Thing About You (June 28, 1981, The Forum, Los Angeles) [0:05:05.28]
06. I’m In Love (December 7, 1982, Wembley Arena, London) [0:03:55.08]
07. I’m A Man (September 21, 2006, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville) [0:02:46.20]
08. Straight Into Darkness (December 7, 1982, Wembley Arena, London) [0:04:35.24]
09. Breakdown (June 30, 1981, The Forum, Los Angeles) [0:07:55.06]
10. Something in the Air (November4, 1993, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville) [0:03:50.21]
11. I Just Want To Make Love To You (March 17, 1995, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto) [0:03:55.17]
12. Drivin’ Down To Georgia (November 4, 1993, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville) [0:06:25.15]
13. Lost Without You (November 4, 1993, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville) [0:06:55.33]
14. Refugee (June 11, 1983, Irvine Meadows, Irvine) [0:06:05.42]

Disc 2

Matrix: X33318 1 517462-2.2 TEXT 01 M1S1 ifpi L909 [IFPI 2U8J]01. Diddy Wah Diddy (1997-02-01, San Francisco) [0:02:55.28]
02. I Want You Back Again (1997-02-07, San Francisco) [0:02:54.26]
03. Wildflowers (1995-03-17, Toronto) [0:03:12.49]
04. Friend of the Devil (1997-02-03, San Francisco) [0:05:41.51]
05. A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) (1981-06-29, Los Angeles) [0:05:42.47]
06. It’s Good To Be King (2006-09-21, Gainesville) [0:12:14.61]
07. Angel Dream (No. 2) (2003-04-19, Chicago) [0:02:56.12]
08. Learning To Fly (2006-06-16, Bonnaroo) [0:04:44.56]
09. Mary Jane’s Last Dance (2006-09-21, Gainesville) [0:05:54.49]
10. Mystic Eyes (2006-10-27, Berkeley) [0:08:59.34]

Disc 3
01. Jammin’ Me (1997-02-07, San Francisco) [0:04:32.73]
02. the Wild One, Forever (1980-03-06, London) [0:03:35.61]
03. Green Onions (1997-02-06, San Francisco) [0:04:19.24]
04. Louisiana Rain (1982-12-07, London) [0:05:10.54]
05. Melinda (2003-08-26, New Orleans) [0:08:15.56]
06. Goldfinger (1997-01-31, San Francisco) [0:04:02.46]
07. Surrender (1983-06-11, Irvine) [0:03:11.60]
08. Dreamville (2002-10-16, Los Angeles) [0:03:54.62]
09. Spike (1986-07-29, Portland) [0:07:40.35]
10. Any Way You Want It (1983-06-11, Irvine) [0:02:59.31]
11. American Girl (1983-04-13, San Francisco) [0:05:19.54]

Disc 4
01. Runnin’ Down a Dream [0:05:11.10]
02. Oh Well [0:03:35.62]
03. Southern Accents [0:05:00.65]
04. Crawling Back to You [0:04:38.33]
05. My Life; Your World [0:04:55.26]
06. I Won’t Back Down [0:03:26.55]
07. Square One [0:03:44.34]
08. Have Love Will Travel [0:03:57.38]
09. Free Fallin’ [0:04:46.21]
10. The Waiting [0:04:14.09]
11. Good, Good Lovin’ [0:02:50.30]
12. Century City [0:04:22.35]
13. Alright for Now [0:02:49.67]

Disc 5
1. Think About Me (July 24, 1987, Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville) [0:03:53.41]
02. Down South (September 17, 2006, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin) [0:03:15.69]
03. I Need To Know (June 29, 1981, The Forum, Los Angeles) [0:02:29.10]
04. Billy The Kid (May 28, 2001, Chronicle Pavilion, Concord) [0:05:09.10]
05. I’d Like To Love You Baby (April 21, 2003, Soundstage Studios, Chicago) [0:04:08.08]
06. Image Of Me (October 10, 1987, Wembley Arena, London) [0:02:51.10]
07. Born In Chicago (April 21, 2003, Soundstage Studios, Chicago) [0:03:49.55]
08. Like A Diamond (october 16, 2002, Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles) [0:04:39.74]
09. The Last DJ (December 7, 2002, Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills) [0:03:36.36]
10. No Second Thoughts (July 27, 1981, The Spectrum, Philadelphia) [0:03:32.43]
11. Ballad Of Easy Rider (July 24, 1987, Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville) [0:03:08.16]
12. Don’t Come Around Here No More (July 7, 2001, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs) [0:06:30.04]
13. Too Much Ain’t Enough (December 31, 1978, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica) [0:05:09.60]
14. County Farm (February 4, 1997, The Fillmore, San Francisco) [0:08:11.27]

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