The Heartbreakers landmark 1979 Album is re-released today as an expanded and remastered edition featuring previously unreleased tracks from the Damn The Torpedoes sessions. The Deluxe Edition is available with a choice of four formats: (1) on two-CDs, (2) on one audiophile quality Blu-ray disc, (3) on 2 180-gram vinyl LPs and (4) as an iTunes LP.
All formats of the Deluxe Edition come with nine additional bonus tracks not included on the original album. Seven of these tracks are previously unreleased including two studio tracks from the original Damn The Torpedoes sessions: âNowhereâ and âSurrender.â
The never-before-heard âNowhereâ was thought to have been lost in 1979 when the tape boxes were being moved daily to avoid the possibility that court bailiffs would claim them as part of Pettyâs assets in the lawsuit at the time. The original 1979 recording of âSurrenderâ is also included on the bonus disc. âSurrenderâ was a mainstay of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakersâ concert setlists for many years although this original studio version recorded for Damn The Torpedoes, which includes Stan Lynch on drums, never saw the light of day until now.
Also included on the bonus disc is the original demo for the B-side âCasa Degaâ and an alternate take of âRefugeeâ as well as a trio of live performances at Londonâs Hammersmith Odeon (March 6, 1980), including âDonât Do Me Like That.â
Digitally remastered from the original analog master tapes, all formats of Damn The Torpedoes â Deluxe Edition also feature liner notes by noted rock journalist/author David Fricke, rare photos, and lyrics to each track.
The vinyl and Blu-ray versions of the Deluxe Edition also include a free download of the entire album in one of three high quality digital formats.
Here is the Damn The Torpedoes - Deluxe Edition bonus disc tracklist:
1. Nowhere (previously unreleased)
2. Surrender (previously unreleased)
3. Casa Dega/B-side
4. Itâs Raininâ Again/B-side
5. Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)/Live - Hammersmith Odeon 1980 (previously unreleased)
6. Donât Do Me Like That/Live - Hammersmith Odeon 1980 (previously unreleased)
7. Somethinâ Else/Live - Hammersmith Odeon 1980 (previously unreleased)
8. Casa Dega (Demo, previously unreleased)
9. Refugee (Alternate Take, previously unreleased)
Click here to check out the TomPetty.com minisite devoted to Damn The Torpedoes.