Hear Tom Petty Cover ‘Call Me the Breeze’ at the Fillmore Show in 1997

Tom Petty and Heartbreakers can be heard comprehensively JJ Cale‘s classic song “Call Me the Breeze” in a newly released clip from the band’s 1997 residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

It appears on a box set, departing on Nov. 25, which celebrates the 20-day run considered a the highlight of Petty’s career. The animated video for the track, recorded in Feb. 6 can be seen below.

“I thought the Fillmore would be the best place to do it because the crowd here is a lot more forgiving about letting you experiment — and it turned out to be true,” Petty said in 1999. “They just took us, to points that we were very comfortable in the long run. I think the long run was a good idea because we weren’t promoting anything and we had no reason to do it other than we wanted to do it.”

Petty expressed the intention to release an album containing some of the 115 songs recorded as far back as 2005, but the plans were finally confirmed earlier this year. Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell explained in August how the tracks were chosen, notes“If the vocals aren’t perfect, you skip it, because if the vocals aren’t good, nothing else matters. No matter how well the band plays, if the song isn’t right in the magic zone, there’s no point in mixing it . So we listened carefully to the vocals. If Tom had the right money, we’d work and get it done. He was actually pretty consistent. He was good at most things.”

Live at the Fillmore (1997) is available for pre-order now.

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