Friday, March 01, 2019

3 Songs: Tom Petty – The Best of Everything

Out today via Geffen Records/UMe is The Best of Everything the definitive, 40 year career-spanning greatest hits collection of the late, great Tom Petty.  The 2CD or 4LP set contains 38 newly remastered tracks that include standouts from Petty’s solo work and outstanding output with his bands The Heartbreakers and Mudcrutch.  The collection features the hits, “Free Fallin’,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, “American Girl”, “The Waiting”, “Refugee”, “I Won’t Back Down”, “Don’t Do Me Like That”, “Learning To Fly” and his duet with Stevie Nicks, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”. Also included are an alternate version of the title track “The Best of Everything” that includes a never-heard second verse; and the previously unreleased “For Real”, which closes out the set with a sentimental moment.  Completing the package along with tons of great photos is an insightful and heartfelt essay written by Cameron Crowe.
Tom Petty’s The Best of Everything collection is the perfect tribute to Petty’s amazing contributions to the musical landscape over the last 40 years that will stand the test of time for another 40 years and more.
In honor, I have chosen 3 of my favorite Tom Petty songs to share with you.  It was very hard to only choose three.

Tom Petty – “Free Fallin” (One of my all-time favorite Petty songs.  I still have the cassette single!)

Tom Petty – “Saving Grace” (A gritty blues-rock track from his final solo album, Highway Companion, released in 2006.)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (My first introduction to Tom Petty was via this psychedelic and strange video.)


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