Greatest Hits CD (1993)

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Collects Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' biggest songs, including "American Girl," "Runnin' Down a Dream," and "Free Fallin'."

Specifications

Label Uni/mca
SKU 60350303
UPC 008811081324
UPC 14 00008811081324
Format CD
Release Date 11/16/1993
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Author Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Compilation Appearance Fm
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance Bocephus Box Set (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance American III: Solitary Man
Compilation Appearance Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Compilation Appearance Elizabethtown, Vol. 1
Compilation Appearance Elizabethtown, Vol. 2
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Crystal Visions: Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (CD/DVD)
Compilation Appearance Crystal Visions - The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
Compilation Appearance Timespace-Best Of Stevie Nicks
Compilation Appearance Bella Donna
Technical Info
CatalogID 10813
Lable Name MCA (USA)
Released 11/09/1993
Original Release 1993
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 17s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811081324
Musical Guests
George Harrison
David A. Stewart
Jeff Lynne
Album Notes and Credits
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty (vocals, guitars, keyboards); Benmobt Tench (vocals, keyboards); Howie Epstein (vocals, bass); Stan Lynch (vocals, drums); Mike Campbell (guitar, keyboards, bass).
Producers include: Rick Rubin, Jimmy Iovine, David A. Stewart, Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne.
Digitally remastered by Joe Gastwirt (Oceanview, Los Angeles, California).
Personnel: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mike Campbell (guitar, keyboards); Benmont Tench (keyboards, background vocals); Stan Lynch (drums, background vocals); Howie Epstein, Phil Seymour (background vocals).
In the 1970s and '80s, amid the rise of New Wave and synth pop, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers almost single-handedly brought old-school power-pop and garage-rock musical values into the mainstream. The roots-conscious Floridians are often regarded as "heartland rockers," and tunes like the jangling, Byrds-like "American Girl" certainly make a case for that appellation. At the same time, "Don't Come Around Here No More" and "You Got Lucky" eagerly expand that stylistic template with haunting atmospherics and neo-psychedelic touches.
GREATEST HITS offers a handy, hook-laden, single-disc summary of this great American band. It traverses the Heartbreakers' journey from raw, lean '70s enfants terribles to elder rock-&-roll statesmen. Conveniently, it also includes the two best Heartbreakers tunes never to grace one of their studio albums--"Mary Jane's Last Dance" and the Petty/Stevie Nicks duet, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."
Professional Reviews
Spin (1/94, p.76) - Highly Recommended - "...Petty's always had a real ear for the cultural charms of new-Americana--its freeway overpasses, tattoos, and taco shops--which he brilliantly mythologized..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/19/93, p.92) - "...give Tom Petty his due...he's finally released a GREATEST HITS album that is just what it says it is..." - Rating: A-
Q (12/93, p.143) - 4 Stars - Excellent
Artist Bio
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersNot many artists can match Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' long record of commercial success along with a simultaneous period of creative growth and critical acclaim.In April 1996, Petty received UCLA's George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement. Previous recipients of the university's award include Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. Petty was the first artist of the rock era to earn this distinction. "I may not own any George and Ira Gershwin records," said Petty at the ceremony, "but I'm honored to be here and I want to thank my fans for showing up at my concerts from time to time."In 1999, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received their own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, an honor that acknowledges both their musical achievements and their humanitarian involvement with such organizations as Greenpeace, the National Veteran's Foundation, USA Harvest, Rock & Wrap It Up, and AmFAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research).Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers--hailing from Gainesville, Florida before officially forming in Los Angeles--kicked the musical doldrums of the mid-'70s in the face with their 1976 self-titled debut album. It featured a stripped-down-but-accomplished brand of rock that blended jumpy rhythm & blues rhythms, ringing guitars and keyboards, over which Petty grabbed listeners by their throats with his disarmingly blunt lyrics and extremely direct vocal style. Still, it took America a full year to catch up to the album.1978's follow up, You're Gonna Get It!, proved the debut album's intensity was no fluke. Marking the band's first gold album, it featured the singles "Listen to Her Heart" and "I Need to Know." Success followed success (including Tom's debut solo album and his appearances as a member of The Traveling Wilbury's, as well as more hits with The Heartbreakers).
Disc 1
1 American Girl
2 Breakdown
3 Listen To Her Heart
4 I Need To Know
5 Refugee
6 Don't Do Me Like That
7 Even The Losers
8 Here Comes My Girl
9 Waiting, The
10 You Got Lucky
11 Don't Come Around Here No More
12 I Won't Back Down
13 Runnin' Down A Dream
14 Free Fallin'
15 Learning To Fly
16 Into The Great Wide Open
17 Mary Jane's Last Dance - (previously unreleased)
18 Something In The Air - (previously unreleased)

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