We are very happy to announce more details regarding the release of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' The Live Anthology, a multiple disc set of recordings drawn from thirty years of live performances. As we reported earlier, the collection brings together material from 1978-2007 culled from hundreds of hours of live concert recordings covering every era of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' tours and represents the best tracks as chosen by producers Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and Ryan Ulyate. The Live Anthology is the band's story told through the music alone; the producers made no fixes or overdubs.
The Live Anthology will be available in the following five configurations featuring artwork and packaging by renowned contemporary artist Shepard Fairey (Studio Number One, Obey Giant).
1. A collector's deluxe box set available only at Best Buy beginning November 22. The collector's deluxe box set featured 62 tracks on five CDs PLUS
- Two previously unreleased DVDs including the 1978 New Year's Eve concert from Santa Monica, CA and the Martyn Atkins documentary 400 Days shot during the recording and tour for Wildflowers.
- A re-mastered vinyl of the 1976 Official Live 'Leg bootleg.
- A High Resolution Blu-ray Audio Disc featuring all 62 tracks in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. This disc has 256 times more audio resolution than a CD.
- AND MUCH MORE (see details below).
2. A four CD set of 48 tracks, available everywhere November 23.
3. A 48 track digital album, available via all digital outlets on November 23.
4. A 51 track vinyl deluxe box set mastered directly from the uncompressed 24-bit 96K files and pressed on 7 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl LPs, available via all vinyl retailers and online November 23.
5. The entirely unique Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Superhighway Tour. Tickets Onsale NOW!
The Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Superhighway Tour is a first of its kind online-only music experience that delivers to ticketholders 24 of the 48 The Live Anthology tracks over an 8 week advance period. During this period ticketholders will receive an insider's view of those 24 tracks, whether through archived memorabilia, new band commentary, classic reviews from the vaults, and more amassed rare vintage Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers content. Fans will also be able to share their photos and stories from their favorite Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers shows.
Then on the album's November 24 release, SuperHighway Tour ticketholders will digitally receive the remaining 24 tracks on The Live Anthology, thereby completing the entire album.
Tickets for the entire 8 week SuperHighway Tour will go onsale Tuesday September 29 at 10am EST via www.TomPettySuperHighwayTour.com and www.Ticketmaster.com
A FREE PREVIEW of the SuperHighway Tour also starts on September 29 at TomPettySuperHighwayTour.com and includes a FREE DOWNLOAD of a track from the 1981 run of shows at Los Angeles' Forum.
The price of a Superhighway Tour ticket includes all 48 The Live Anthology digital tracks plus the 8 week online experience for $24.98 without any additional service fees. Downloads will be available in 256kbps MP3 or FLAC formats - fan's choice.
Fans can look forward to more The Live Anthology news, artwork, and information on TomPetty.com including an FAQ guide to the various configurations which will hopefully answer any questions you may have!
THE LIVE ANTHOLOGY CONFIGURATIONS
- 48 tracks on 4 CDs plus booklet.
Deluxe Box Set- Available Only at Best Buy.
- 62 tracks on 5 CDs including 14 exclusive tracks on the 5th disc only available in the deluxe box set.
- DVD of 400 Days, a previously unreleased documentary film by director Martyn Atkins, made during the 1995 Wildflowers Tour
- DVD of previously unreleased New Years Eve 1978 Santa Monica, CA concert.
- Vinyl of re-mastered 1976 OfficialLive 'Leg bootleg album.
- One Blu-ray disc of all 62 tracks in both stereo and surround sound. This high resolution Blu-ray is an audio only disc with basic song navigation and information displayed on the screen. The 96K 24 bit audio on the disc has 256 times more resolution than a CD providing greater detail and reproducing the music's full dynamic range, from the softest to the loudest sounds.
- Deluxe book with liner notes offering personal perspective by Tom Petty, Warren Zanes, Bill Flanagan, Robert Hilburn, Joel Selvin, Austin Scaggs, and Phil Sutcliffe.
- Lithograph reproduction of Shepard Fairey Cover Art (12" x 12" on high quality stock)
- Reproduction of 1997 twenty night Fillmore stand concert poster (8" x 12" on high quality stock) - The Live Anthology notebook.
- Assorted authentic vintage backstage satin passes.
Vinyl Deluxe Box Set
- 51 tracks mastered directly from the uncompressed 24-bit 96K files and pressed on 7 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl LPs.
- Deluxe book with liner notes offering personal perspective on the band and their music by Tom Petty, Warren Zanes, Bill Flanagan, Robert Hilburn, Joel Selvin, Austin Scaggs, and Phil Sutcliffe.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Superhighway Tour: A First Of Its Kind Online-Only Music Experience
- The entire 48 track Live Anthology delivered digitally via TomPettySuperHighwayTour.com.
- 24 tracks from The Live Anthology will be delivered over a period of 8 weeks prior to the album's release and the remaining 24 tracks will be delivered on the album's street date of November 23th.
- The first 24 tracks include an insider's online experience including new band commentary, archival memorabilia, vintage photos, videos, classic reviews from the shows, access to the Superhighway Tour merchandise booth with limited edition authentic t shirts, and even more vintage material.