TOM PETTY & The HEARTBREAKERS – ” Live Radio Broadcast ” Commemorative Edition 5CD-box

Posted: March 16, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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As the title suggests, this collection of live performances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers that have been broadcast on American TV over the years.  4 out of the 9 songs featured (i.e. Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, License To Kill, Across The Borderline  and Mr Tambourine Man), this compilation is also a bit of a homage to Bob Dylan – who also leads the band on ‘Across The Borderline’.

Sadly missing on this (mostly 80’s recordings) compilation – no doubt for legal or copyright reasons – are the songs Tom Petty played at Live Aid (which, sadly, the UK audiences got to see very little of – thanks to the BBC needlessly returning to the studio in London for a recap midway through Tom’s set on stage in the US !). However, this set does feature some tracks from Farm Aid.

Live At the Coliseum Jacksonville 1987

From a gig at the Florida Coliseum in Jacksonville during summer of 1987, this dynamic show finds Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell on lead guitar, Benmont Tench on keyboards, Howie Epstein on bass and mandolin, and Stan Lynch on drums) on tour to promote the April 87 release “Let Me Up (Ive Had Enough”). This particular show however featured only one cut from the album, Runaway Train, notably omitting the records hit single Jammin Me, a song composed by Petty and Campbell with Bob Dylan. The band were in playful mood however and performed a total of five rousing cover versions and a number of old favourites to compliment the one new song. Petty would neither tour nor record with the Heartbreakers again for another four years, in the meantime he became a founding member of the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys following which he recorded and released his first solo album before reuniting with the group in 1991.

Live In Chicago Radio Broadcast 2003

A 1. Baby, Please Don’t Go 2. Handle With Care 3. I Won’t Back Down 4. Crawlin’ Back To You 5. Melinda 6. Born In Chicago B 1. Thirteen Days 2. Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 3. You Don’t Know How It Feels 4. I Got A Woman 5. I Done Somebody Wrong 6. Refugee

Broadcast Rarities

A 1. Free Fallin’ 2. Rainy Day Women 3. Staight Into Darkness 4. Refugee 5. License To Kill B 1. Even The Losers 2. Spike 3. Across The Borderline 4. Mr. Tambourine Man

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