“Keep A Little Soul”, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers from “An American Treasure”.


In less than 12 hours more details will be unearthed about the new 60 track Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers box set titled “An American Treasure”, (he certainly was).

According to Variety, the news was revealed today on Petty’s SiriusXM radio station, along with the debut of the first track from the box set, 1982’s previously unreleased “Keep a Little Soul.” American Treasure was reportedly compiled by Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, Heartbreakers guitarist and keyboardist Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and “studio collaborator” Ryan Ulate.

Update:While I’m really looking forward to this, I wish the handful of tracks that were from studio albums would have been replaced with other live versions, demos, or even covers he did with other people. This is certainly not me bitching about it, just how I think something great, could have been even better. 

I still think this might be my favorite clip of Tom Petty singing a live performance. In the comments on youtube it is alleged that he might be a bit high since this might have been the first song following an intermission (grass break).

It’s more of how a pro’s pro, starts a song he’s sung countless times and makes a mistake and has fun with it. The laughing and smiling. 

(I may have made a similar post to this previously, I haven’t checked. Yet…. but even if that the case that is quite alright  It’s a great fuckin’ song.) 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album “Into the Great Wide Open” turns 27 today, so I’m giving it a listen on Spotify.  

“It was nearly summer, we sat on your roof

Yeah, we smoked cigarettes and we stared at the moon”

-”Even The Losers”, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 



A little Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair and Randall Marsh, aka Blue Stingrays

I hate how wikipedia calls The Heartbreakers, Tom Petty’s backup band. Just say Tom Petty’s band. 

Tower Records, featuring Eddie Rebel’ “Rebel Without a Clue”, from Tom Petty’s “IntoThe Great Wide Open”