Tom Petty’s 1997 Fillmore Residency gets the box set treatment

A box set compiled from a series of shows Tom Petty considered a highlight of his career, will be released in November. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore (1997) will be released in several configurations on Nov. 25.

It will contain recordings from the band’s 20-concert residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco between Jan. 10 and Feb. 7, 1997. They played dozens of songs during the run and recorded six of the shows.

You can see the tracklist for the six-LP configuration below and listen to the compilation’s first single, “Listen to Her Heart.”

Earlier this year, guitarist Mike Campbellwho co-produced Lives at Fillmore with Ryan Ulyate, confirmed to UCR that the kit was on its way. “It’s been mixed, [and] I hear it’s coming out, he said in February. “I’m really proud of that. It was one of the biggest parts of our career. We were free to not have to play the hits every night. We changed the songs and took some liberties with some of the arrangements here and there. I’m really glad we got it on tape Of course we had some guest artists like John Lee Hooker, Roger McGuinnBo Diddley.”

During another interview in August, Campbell told UCR that the Fillmore stand “were some of my favorite concerts ever. So I’m glad to have it out, properly mixed and in a package that’s really good. I think it is part of the Heartbreakers, showing a lot of depth that you don’t hear in the normal concert sets. The band was so good at thinking on their feet and playing songs spontaneously, and it captures the Fillmore. It’s one of my favorite things we ever did.”

Over 20 nights, the setlists included covers of Grateful Dead‘s “Devil’s Friend”, the The Rolling Stones‘”SatisfactionJJ Cale‘Call Me the Breeze’ Bob Dylanis “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” the Kinks‘”You really got meBill Withers“Ain’t No Sunshine” and dozens more. No two nights at the Fillmore were the same.

“It’s a very magical record,” Campbell said in August, “because it’s the Heartbreakers not doing their hits and just having fun and playing that place that’s really spiritual and changing the set every night. You can tell the kinetic energy of the band. We’re really just letting our guard down and having fun and playing some really good music.”

Lives at Fillmore, the late Petty’s first live release in 13 years, comes in a two-CD, three-LP basic set with 33 tracks, 18 of them covers. There will also be four-CD and six-LP deluxe versions with 58 tracks (35 covers), as well as a six-LP Uber Deluxe package, sold exclusively on Petty’s website, that will be housed in a custom-sized hand-crafted cymbal case. with extras such as an All Access laminate, a reprint of the eight-page fan club newsletter from 1997, an embroidered patch, a replica baseball hat and other memorabilia. All of the sets include Petty’s often expansive spoken interludes, song introductions and commentary between songs in their entirety, with titles like “Sorry, I’ve Just Broken My Amplifier” and “Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party.”

“I thought the Fillmore would be the best place to do it because the crowd here is much more forgiving of letting you experiment — and it turned out to be true,” Petty shared Moo in 1999. “They just went along with us, to the point where we got very comfortable over the long run. I think the long run was a good idea because we weren’t promoting anything and we had no reason to other than we would do it.”

Petty was eager to get the Fillmore recordings to the public. In 2005, he told this writer: “I have a whole album from the Fillmore when we did that 20-night stand there a few years ago. There’s 115 different songs, and at some point I really want to put out an album. by that.”

Campbell told UCR in August that he and Ulyate made an effort when choosing the songs. “It’s a lot of work, but the approach is very simple – you listen to the recording and if the vocals are great, you listen closer,” he said. “If the vocals aren’t perfect, you skip it, because if the vocals aren’t good, nothing else will matter. No matter how well the band plays, if the song isn’t right in the magic zone, there’s no point. mix it. So we listened carefully to the vocals. If Tom was right to the money on that roof, we’d work and finish it. He was actually pretty consistent. He was good at most things, all of it. time.”

The guitarist and his band, the Dirty Knobs, return to the Fillmore for a show that October. 25, in between dates open for WHO. “I haven’t thought about the set list at the Fillmore yet,” Campbell said. “I always do a Heartbreakers tribute at Dirty Knobs shows. I do two or three, sometimes four songs because I love doing them and the Knobs do them really well and they’re songs I wrote together so i enjoy getting to sing them myself.We will certainly recognize that I have played [the Fillmore] before, many times, including those shows in ’97.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ‘Live at the Fillmore (1997)’ tracklist
Page 1
1. “Pre-show” (spoken interlude)
2. “Round and Round”
3. “Jammin’ Me”
4. “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
5. “Good evening” (spoken interlude)
6. “Lucille”
7. “Call Me the Breeze”

Page 2
1. “Cabin Down Below”
2. “The Internet, Whatever It Is” (spoken interlude)
3. “Time is on my side”
4. “Listen to Her Heart”
5. “Waiting at School”
6. “Let’s Hear It to Mike” (spoken interlude)
7. “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”
8. “Homecoming Queen Intro” (spoken interlude)
9. “The Date I Had With the Ugly Old Homecoming Queen”

Page 3
1. “I Won’t Go Back”
2. “You Are My Sunshine”
3. “Ain’t No Sunshine”
4. “It’s good to be king”

Page 4
1. “Rip It Up”
2. “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
3. “I Wanna Love You Baby”
4. “Diddy Wah Diddy”
5. “We’ve Got a Long Way to Go” (spoken interlude)
6. “Guitar Boogie Shuffle”
7. “I Want You Back Again”

Page 5
1. “On the Street Intro” (spoken interlude)
2. “On the Street”
3. “California”
4. “Let’s Hear It for Scott and Howie” (spoken interlude)
5. “Little Maggie”
6. “Walls”
7. “Hip Hugger”
8. “The Devil’s Friend”

Page 6
1. “Did someone say Heartbreakers Beach Party?” (spoken interlude)
2. “Heartbreaker’s Beach Party”
3. “Angel Dream”
4. “The Savage, Forever”
5. “Even the Losers”
6. American Girl
7. “You Really Got Me”
8. “Goldfinger”

Page 7
1. “Mr. Roger McGuinn” (spoken interlude)
2. “It won’t be wrong”
3. “You’re Going Nowhere”
4. “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man”
5. “Eight Miles High”
6. “Crazy Mama”
7. “Everybody Loves Benmont” (spoken interlude)
8. “Green Onions”

Page 8
1. “Sneakers with high heels”
2. “John Lee Hooker, Ladies and Gentlemen” (spoken interlude)
3. “Find My Baby” (Locked Up In Love Again)
4. “Earns you the right to suffer”
5. “Boogie Chillin'”
6. “I Got a Woman”

Page 9
1. “Sorry, I just broke my amp” (spoken interlude)
2. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
3. “Honeybee”
4. “County farm”

Page 10
1. “You’re Ruining Me”
2. “Shakin’ All Over”
3. “Free Fallin'”
4. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”

Page 11
1. “Bye Bye Johnny”
2. “(I Can’t Say No) Satisfaction”
3. “It’s over now”
4. “Louie Louie”

Page 12
1. “Gloria”
2. “Okay for now”
3. “Goodnight” (spoken interlude)

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