Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers The Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016

The Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Released on March 1, 2019 by Tom Petty - Greatest Hits

Main artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

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The title speaks for itself: The Best of Everything! It’s also a wink at the track recorded by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for their 1985 album Southern Accents… Tom Petty fans will know all that by heart, but even if this 38-track compilation is mostly aimed at newcomers, the album does include two rarities: an alternative version of the song The Best of Everything and the unpublished track For Real. As an ambassador of timeless rock’n’roll who left us in October 2017 at the age of 66, Tom Petty’s brilliance is perfectly encapsulated in this double album. Much like Bruce Springsteen, Petty was the flame bearer for a rock rebellion. While the topics of his lyrics were somewhat exhausted, he searched for the perfect song through his irresistible choruses and glorious melodies… Surrounded by the Heartbreakers, he was like a rock’n’roll mathematician who knew all the different theorems like the back of his hand, whether they were British (The Rolling Stones and The Beatles) or North American (Dylan and The Byrds), all the while adding his own unique sound. At the end of the 70's, Petty laid down his four aces: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers (1976), You're Gonna Get It (1978), Damn The Torpedoes (1979) and Hard Promises (1981). They were classic, classy albums that were superbly written and performed, and we find many of the key tracks in this compilation. Punk, post-punk and new wave were big at the time and the styles fed into Petty’s music, proving that he could make something new out of something old. Or rather that he could take the rock he had grown up with (he was 15/20 years old in the 1965/1970 golden age) and give it a new energy... “What’s great, Tom Petty said in a 2006 interview, is when someone comes up to me on the street and more or less thanks me for all my work. They often call it the soundtrack to their lives. It's an incredible feeling. And that's all an artist asks for.” Perhaps The Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 would be better off labelled under “film music”! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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Album : 2 disks - 38 tracks Total length : 02:26:06

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Free Fallin'

    Jeff Lynne, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1989 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  2. 2 Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1993 Geffen Records

  3. 3 You Wreck Me

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 1994 Warner Bros. Records Inc., under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  4. 4 I Won't Back Down

    GEORGE HARRISON, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jeff Lynne, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1989 Geffen Records

  5. 5 Saving Grace

    Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Jeff Lynn, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2006 Abstract Recordings and Warner Bros. Records Inc., under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  6. 6 You Don't Know How It Feels

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1994 Warner Bros. Records Inc., under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  7. 7 Don't Do Me Like That

    Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gray Russell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shelly Yakus, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Skip Saylor, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - John Mathias, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Panunzio, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tori Swenson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1979 Geffen Records

  8. 8 Listen To Her Heart

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Denny Cordell, Producer - Max Reese, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Noah Shark, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1978 Gone Gator Records

  9. 9 Breakdown

    Tom Petty, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Denny Cordell, Producer - Max Reese, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Noah Shark, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1976 Gone Gator Records

  10. 10 Walls (Circus)

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1996 Warner Bros. Records Inc., under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  11. 11 The Waiting

    Brad Gilderman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shelly Yakus, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Tori Swenson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1981 Geffen Records

  12. 12 Don't Come Around Here No More

    David A. Stewart, Keyboards, Additional Vocals, Sitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1985 Geffen Records

  13. 13 Southern Accents

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1985 Geffen Records

  14. 14 Angel Dream (No.2)

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1996 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  15. 15 Dreamville

    George Drakoulias, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2002 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  16. 16 I Should Have Known It

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ryan Ulyate, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2010 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  17. 17 Refugee

    Stan Lynch, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gray Russell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shelly Yakus, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Campbell, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Skip Saylor, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - John Mathias, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Panunzio, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tori Swenson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Benchmont Tench, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1979 Geffen Records

  18. 18 American Girl

    Tom Petty, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Denny Cordell, Producer - Max Reese, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Noah Shark, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1976 Gone Gator Records

  19. 19 The Best Of Everything (Alternate Version / Extra Verse)

    ROBBIE ROBERTSON, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2018 The Thomas Earl Petty Administrative Trust, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc

  20. DISC 2
  21. 1 Wildflowers

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1994 Warner Bros. Records Inc., under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  22. 2 Learning To Fly

    Jeff Lynne, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer, Co-Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1991 Geffen Records

  23. 3 Here Comes My Girl

    Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Calbi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gray Russell, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shelly Yakus, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Campbell, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Skip Saylor, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - John Mathias, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Panunzio, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tori Swenson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1979 Geffen Records

  24. 4 The Last DJ

    George Drakoulias, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2018 Shoreline Gold, LLC

  25. 5 I Need To Know

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Denny Cordell, Producer - Max Reese, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Noah Shark, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1978 Gone Gator Records

  26. 6 Scare Easy

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Ryan Ulyate, Producer - Mudcrutch, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2008 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  27. 7 You Got Lucky

    David Bianco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brad Gilderman, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Gastwirt, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shelly Yakus, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Campbell, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist - Alan Weidel, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hill Swimmer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Charlie Brewer, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Perbil, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Geffen Records

  28. 8 Runnin' Down A Dream

    Jeff Lynne, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 1989 Geffen Records

  29. 9 American Dream Plan B

    Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Ryan Ulyate, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2014 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  30. 10 Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    Stevie Nicks, MainArtist - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1981 Modern Records Inc.

  31. 11 Trailer

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Ryan Ulyate, Producer - Mudcrutch, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  32. 12 Into The Great Wide Open

    Jeff Lynne, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Dodd, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1991 Geffen Records

  33. 13 Room At The Top

    Rick Rubin, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1999 Warner Bros. Records Inc., under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  34. 14 Square One

    Jeff Lynne, Producer - Tom Petty, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2006 Abstract Recordings and Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  35. 15 Jammin' Me

    Don Smith, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - MIKE SHIPLEY, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Dylan, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1987 Geffen Records

  36. 16 Even The Losers

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Iovine, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1979 Geffen Records

  37. 17 Hungry No More

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Ryan Ulyate, Producer - Mudcrutch, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  38. 18 I Forgive It All

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Campbell, Producer - Ryan Ulyate, Producer - Mudcrutch, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 Reprise Records, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

  39. 19 For Real

    Tom Petty, Producer, ComposerLyricist - BILL BOTTRELL, Producer - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2018 Shoreline Gold, LLC, under license to UMG Recordings, Inc.

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  • The title speaks for itself: The Best of Everything! It’s also a wink at the track recorded by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for their 1985 album Southern Accents… Tom Petty fans will know all that by heart, but even if this 38-track compilation is mostly aimed at newcomers, the album does include two rarities: an alternative version of the song The Best of Everything and the unpublished track For Real. As an ambassador of timeless rock’n’roll who left us in October 2017 at the age of 66, Tom Petty’s brilliance is perfectly encapsulated in this double album. Much like Bruce Springsteen, Petty was the flame bearer for a rock rebellion. While the topics of his lyrics were somewhat exhausted, he searched for the perfect song through his irresistible choruses and glorious melodies… Surrounded by the Heartbreakers, he was like a rock’n’roll mathematician who knew all the different theorems like the back of his hand, whether they were British (The Rolling Stones and The Beatles) or North American (Dylan and The Byrds), all the while adding his own unique sound. At the end of the 70's, Petty laid down his four aces: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers (1976), You're Gonna Get It (1978), Damn The Torpedoes (1979) and Hard Promises (1981). They were classic, classy albums that were superbly written and performed, and we find many of the key tracks in this compilation. Punk, post-punk and new wave were big at the time and the styles fed into Petty’s music, proving that he could make something new out of something old. Or rather that he could take the rock he had grown up with (he was 15/20 years old in the 1965/1970 golden age) and give it a new energy... “What’s great, Tom Petty said in a 2006 interview, is when someone comes up to me on the street and more or less thanks me for all my work. They often call it the soundtrack to their lives. It's an incredible feeling. And that's all an artist asks for.” Perhaps The Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 would be better off labelled under “film music”! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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