Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are set to release their career-spanning album The Live Anthology on November 24th. The four-disc set features the best onstage performances from 1978-2007. Anthology is has a 48 song track list selected by Petty, Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate. The Live Anthology inlcudes the Heartbreakers covering the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil,” the Zombies’ “I Want You Back Again,” James Brown’s “Good, Good Lovin’” and mucho more. Cover art cred goes to Shepard Fairey who also designed the Rolling Stone Barack Obama cover.
The Live Anthology will be available in a deluxe edition, and the Best Buy exclusive is packed with extras: There’s the four discs from the standard version, plus a fifth disc with 14 additional tracks and two DVDs: a New Year’s Eve concert in 1978 in Santa Monica, and the previously unreleased Petty documentary 400 Days, filmed during the 1995 Wildflowers tour. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a vinyl of the 1976 album Official Live ‘Leg and a Blu-ray disc featuring all 62 songs from the deluxe Anthology in stunning 96K 24-bit audio. Concert poster, backstage pass reproductions, a deluxe booklet, a lithograph and much more are also included in the deluxe boxset, which comes out November 22nd, two days before the standard version.
If you prefer digital music Petty has you covered with the Tom Petty SuperHighway Tour. The site launches TODAY with a free download & will allow fans to download 24 of the Anthology’s 48 songs eight weeks prior to the release, with the remainder of the 24 songs coming on November 24th. The site will also feature band commentary, vintage photos, a merchandise booth with access to limited-edition shirts and mucho more.