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Anthology: Through the Years

Album: Anthology: Through the Years
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Breakdown More Info... 2:41
2)    American Girl More Info... 3:32
3)    Hometown Blues More Info... 2:13
4)    The Wild One, Forever More Info... 3:00
5)    I Need To Know More Info... 2:23
6)    Listen To Her Heart More Info... 3:03
7)    Too Much Ain't Enough More Info... 2:55
8)    Refugee More Info... 3:22
9)    Here Comes My Girl More Info... 4:24
10)    Don't Do Me Like That More Info... 2:42
11)    Even The Losers More Info... 3:59
12)    The Waiting More Info... 3:59
13)    A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) More Info... 4:23
14)    Stop Draggin' My Heart Around More Info... 4:04
15)    You Got Lucky More Info... 3:38
16)    Straight Into Darkness More Info... 3:48
17)    Change Of Heart More Info... 3:18
  Disc 2
1)    Rebels More Info... 5:20
2)    Don't Come Around Here No More More Info... 5:03
3)    The Best Of Everything More Info... 4:00
4)    So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star More Info... 3:37
5)    Jammin' Me More Info... 4:08
6)    It'll All Work Out More Info... 3:12
7)    Love Is A Long Road More Info... 4:06
8)    Free Fallin' More Info... 4:16
9)    Yer So Bad More Info... 3:05
10)    I Won't Back Down More Info... 2:55
11)    Runnin' Down A Dream More Info... 4:22
12)    Learning To Fly More Info... 4:02
13)    Into The Great Wide Open More Info... 3:42
14)    Two Gunslingers More Info... 3:08
15)    Mary Jane's Last Dance More Info... 4:30
16)    Waiting For Tonight More Info... 3:30
17)    Surrender More Info... 2:54
Product Details


1. Breakdown

2. American Girl

3. Hometown Blues

4. The Wild One, Forever

5. I Need To Know

6. Listen To Her Heart

7. Too Much Ain't Enough

8. Refugee

9. Here Comes My Girl

10. Don't Do Me Like That

11. Even The Losers

12. The Waiting

13. A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)

14. Stop Draggin My Heart Around

15. You Got Lucky

16. Straight Into Darkness

17. Change Of Heart

18. Rebels

19. Don't Come Around Here No More

20. The Best Of Eberything

21. So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star

22. Jammin Me

23. It'll All Work Out

24. Love Is A Long Road

25. Free Fallin

26. Yer So Bad

27. I Won't Back Down

28. Runnin Down A Dream

29. Learning To Fly

30. Into The Great Wide Open

31. Two Gunslingers

32. Mary Jane's Last Dance

33. Waiting For Tonight

34. Surrender

Performer Notes
  • ANTHOLOGY: THROUGH THE YEARS includes the previously unreleased "Surrender" and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Stevie Nicks).
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Mike Campbell (guitar, bass); Benmont Tench (keyboards, background vocals); Howie Epstein (bass, background vocals); Ron Blair (bass); Stan Lynch (drums, background vocals).
  • Additional personnel: Stevie Nicks (vocals); Scott Thurston (guitar); David A. Stewart (Coral sitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Steve Ferrone, Jim Keltner (drums); Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, The Bangles (background vocals).
  • Producers include: Denny Cordell, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne, Jimmy Iovine, Noah Shark.
  • Recorded between 1976 and August 2000. Includes liner notes by Cameron Crowe.
  • Digitally remastered by Joe Gaswirt (OceanView Mastering, Los Angeles, California).
  • Personnel: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Benmont Tench (vocals, keyboards); Stan Lynch (vocals, drums); Howie Epstein, George Harrison (vocals); Mike Campbell , Scott Thurston (guitar); Dave Stewart (coral sitar); Jim Keltner, Steve Ferrone (drums); Phil Seymour (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: George Drakoulias; Jim Scott .
  • Neatly fitting in between 1993's GREATEST HITS and the 5-CD PLAYBACK box set that came out two years later, this 34-track collection is a chronological tour of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' MCA Records material. The consistent quality found throughout this two-CD set that's bookended by the sinister-sounding "Breakdown" and chiming "Surrender"(a song Petty wrote in the '70s but didn't get around to recording until August 2000) boggles the mind.
  • Tight playing and a palpable sense of passion from the four-piece Heartbreakers transform songs like "Even the Losers", "Rebels" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance" into rock & roll manna. Elsewhere, this Floridian singer-songwriter's sharp eye for pop culture ("Jammin' Me") and storytelling mastery ("Into the Great Wide Open," "Two Gunslingers") become pleasantly recurring characteristics. The inclusion of a scorching live version of the Byrds' "So You Wanna Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" show Petty and company to be as potent on stage as in the studio. By the end of this musical tour it's hard to argue with the lofty statement Cameron Crowe makes in his liner notes calling Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "...the greatest and most consistent American band of the last twenty-five years..."
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.102) - "...It's hard to imagine a better summary of the Heartbreakers' 25-year career." - Rating: A

Q (8/01, p.154) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Conatins most [of his essential tracks], and more, including '81s Stevie Nicks duet..."

Uncut (2/01, p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A century of great American music from a great American institution..."
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