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The video for “”—a previously unreleased song on the career-spanning box set An American Treasure—is premiering today. “” was recorded in 1998 during Echo sessions, and the video was directed by Brantley Gutierrez and produced by Michael W. Abbott with Subtractive Inc. Watch/share.

 

An American Treasure is out now on Reprise Records and continues to receive widespread critical praise:  

inarguably was an American treasure,

and this set offers a different valuation of what that means.”—Rolling Stone

“…a sweet way to begin revisiting a career

that could hardly be contained on a single box set.”—NPR Music  

 “…selections from a songwriter who consistently pared down his music

to what was terse and telling.”—The New York Times

“What’s notable is the consistency of the work, the clarity of the writing. Petty was a rock ‘n’ roll classicist from the beginning and thoroughly loyal…”—Associated Press

’s closest collaborators 

turned sadness into joy on ‘An American Treasure’”—Entertainment Weekly

“…a memorial to the rock ’n’ roll giant, carefully and lovingly compiled

by those who knew him best.”—Boston Globe

“Whatever your level of Petty investment—and whatever your preferred era—something here is bound to floor you. The album tracks are expertly chosen, just undersung enough to magnify their greatness…”—The Ringer

“…a compelling listen that ranges well beyond greatest hits.”—People

“You already know ‘American Girl’ by heart. Now it’s time to meet the flawed, achingly vulnerable man who built all of those national monuments.”—Uproxx

Listen to NPR’s “Morning Edition” piece on An American Treasure HERE.

The 60-track set unveils previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom Petty’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. An American Treasure is available for purchase HERE

Adria Petty and Tom’s wife, Dana Petty, were the primary catalysts for the commission, creation and release of An American Treasure­—a tribute and love letter pointing to the music in between the hits, and a strong musical portrait of the person they know in their hearts. Adria and Dana both serve as the project’s Executive Producers, and, together with Tom’s bandmates of 45 years, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and his studio collaborator, Ryan Ulyate, curated the box set’s track list from Petty’s rich song catalog. Campbell, Tench and Ulyate also produced An American Treasure.

The creation of An American Treasure was a true labor of love, as Adria and Dana explain, “Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years. He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come. We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.”

The custom cover artwork for An American Treasure was created by prominent American artist
Shepard Fairey from an image of Petty by renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

An American Treasure is available now on multiple formats: 

An American Treasure: Deluxe Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks, plus a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Tom, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Ryan Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana Petty. 

An American Treasure: Super Deluxe Limited Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks and an 84-page hardbound book expanded from the Deluxe Edition to include many additional photographs and an essay by renowned author Nicholas Dawidoff—written especially for An American Treasure—that speaks to Tom Petty’s presence in our lives and influence on our culture for more than 40 years. This special package also includes a newly-created lithograph of Shepard Fairey’s cover artwork, as well as custom reproductions of Tom Petty’s handwritten lyrics to four songs featured in this collection and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

An American Treasure: Standard Edition—A 2-CD set that features 26 career spanning tracks chosen from the Deluxe editions, as well as Bud Scoppa’s detailed track-by-track.

The Vinyl Edition will be released on Friday, November 23 and is available for pre-order now HERE.

An American Treasure: Vinyl Edition—A 6-LP set that features all 60 tracks and a 48-page booklet containing all of the photographic and editorial elements found in the CD Deluxe Edition. This set also includes the Nicholas Dawidoff essay.                   

All newly released recordings on An American Treasure have been mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters. All 60 recordings have been re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
AN AMERICAN TREASURE TRACK LISTING (4-CD Editions):

CD 1

1SurrenderPreviously unreleased track from sessions—1976
2Listen To Her HeartLive at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA—April 23, 1977
3Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ RollLive at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
4When The Time ComesAlbum track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
5You’re Gonna Get ItAlternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions—1978
6Radio Promotion Spot1977
7Rockin’ Around (With You)Album track from —November 9, 1976
8Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—1976
9BreakdownLive at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
10The Wild One, ForeverAlbum track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—November 9, 1976
11No Second ThoughtsAlbum track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
12Here Comes My GirlAlternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
13What Are You Doing In My LifeAlternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
14Louisiana RainAlternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
15Lost In Your EyesPreviously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions—1974

 

CD 2

1Keep A Little SoulPreviously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
2Even The LosersLive at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY—1989
3Keeping Me AlivePreviously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
4Don’t Treat Me Like A StrangerB-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989
5The Apartment SongDemo recording (with Stevie Nicks)—1984
6Concert IntroLive introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
7King’s RoadLive at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
8Clear The AislesLive concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
9A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
10Straight Into DarknessAlternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA—May 5, 1982
11You Can Still Change Your MindAlbum track from Hard Promises—May 5, 1981
12RebelsAlternate version from Southern Accents sessions—1985
13Deliver MeAlternate version from Long After Dark sessions—1982
14Alright For NowAlbum track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989
15The Damage You’ve DoneAlternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions—1987
16The Best Of EverythingAlternate version from Southern Accents sessions—March 26, 1985
17Walkin’ From The FirePreviously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions—March 1, 1984
18King Of The HillEarly take (with Roger McGuinn)—November 23, 1987

CD 3

1I Won’t Back DownLive at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997
2Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—February 12, 1998
3You And I Will Meet AgainAlbum track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991
4Into The Great Wide OpenLive at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991
5Two GunslingersLive at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013
6Lonesome DavePreviously unreleased track from Greatest Hits sessions—July 23, 1993
7To Find A FriendAlbum track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
8Crawling Back To YouAlbum track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
9Wake Up TimeAlternate version from early Wildflowers sessions—August 12, 1992
10Grew Up FastAlbum track from Songs and Music from “She’s the One”—August 6, 1996
11I Don’t BelongPreviously unreleased track from Echo sessions—December 3, 1998
12Accused Of LoveAlbum track from Echo—April 13, 1999
13Lonesome SundownAlbum track from Echo—April 13, 1999
14Don’t Fade On MeAlternate take from Wildflowers—sessions—April 20, 1994

CD 4

1You And MeClubhouse version—November 9, 2007
2Have Love Will TravelAlbum track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
3Money Becomes KingAlbum track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
4Bus To Tampa BayPreviously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—August 11, 2011
5Saving GraceLive at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—July 26, 2006
6Down SouthAlbum track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006
7Southern AccentsLive at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
8InsiderLive (with Stevie Nicks) at O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
9Two Men TalkingPreviously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 16, 2012
10Fault LinesAlbum track from Hypnotic Eye—July 29, 2014
11Sins Of My YouthEarly take from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 12, 2012
12Good EnoughAlternate version from Mojo sessions—2012
13Something Good ComingAlbum track from Mojo—July 15, 2010
14Save Your WaterAlbum track from Mudcrutch 2—May 20, 2016
15Like A DiamondAlternate version from The Last DJ sessions—2002
16Hungry No MoreLive at House of Blues, Boston, MA—June 15, 2016

 

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