Tom Petty “KEEP A LITTLE SOUL” Official Video Premiere – New Box Set Announcement ‘AN AMERICAN TREASURE’
TOM PETTY BOX SET AN AMERICAN TREASURE TO
BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28 ON REPRISE RECORDS
60-TRACK SET INCLUDES DOZENS OF NEWLY
DISCOVERED RECORDINGS FROM TOM PETTY’S VAULTS
VIDEO FOR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
1982 SONG “KEEP A LITTLE SOUL” PREMIERES
On September 28, Reprise Records will release An American Treasure—a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. An American Treasuremarks the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist’s tragic passing in October 2017.
The first single from An American Treasure is “Keep A Little Soul”—a previously unreleased recording from 1982 sessions that resulted in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ classic album, Long After Dark. Watch the video featuring rare never-before-seen footage of the band here. The song is also available today with box set pre-order here. To add to the celebration of this announcement, a newly redesigned website at www.TomPetty.com has been launched.
Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and his 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 Petty and Dana Petty 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 will be released in 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: 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. This special Vinyl Edition will be released on Friday, November 23, but is available for pre-order now.
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.
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):
1 Surrender Previously unreleased track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sessions—1976
2 Listen To Her Heart Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
3 Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
4 When The Time Comes Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
5 You’re Gonna Get It Alternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions—1978
6 Radio Promotion Spot 1977
7 Rockin’ Around (With You) Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers —November 9, 1976
8 Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It) Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—1976
9 Breakdown Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
10 The Wild One, Forever Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—November 9, 1976
11 No Second Thoughts Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
12 Here Comes My Girl Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
13 What Are You Doing In My Life Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
14 Louisiana Rain Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
15 Lost In Your Eyes Previously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions—1974
1 Keep A Little Soul Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
2 Even The Losers Live at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY—1989
3 Keeping Me Alive Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
4 Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989
5 The Apartment Song Demo recording (with Stevie Nicks)—1984
6 Concert Intro Live introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
7 King’s Road Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
8 Clear The Aisles Live concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
9 A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
10 Straight Into Darkness Alternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA—May 5, 1982
11 You Can Still Change Your Mind Album track from Hard Promises—May 5, 1981
12 Rebels Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—1985
13 Deliver Me Alternate version from Long After Dark sessions—1982
14 Alright For Now Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989
15 The Damage You’ve Done Alternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions—1987
16 The Best Of Everything Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—March 26, 1985
17 Walkin’ From The Fire Previously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions—March 1, 1984
18 King Of The Hill Early take (with Roger McGuinn)—November 23, 1987
1 I Won’t Back Down Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997
2 Gainesville Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—February 12, 1998
3 You And I Will Meet Again Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991
4 Into The Great Wide Open Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991
5 Two Gunslingers Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013
6 Lonesome Dave Previously unreleased track from Wildflowers sessions—July 23, 1993
7 To Find A Friend Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
8 Crawling Back To You Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
9 Wake Up Time Previously unreleased track from early Wildflo