Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore (1997) arrives this week and features material recorded during the band’s rise to fame 20 night stay in San Francisco. Now one lucky UCR reader can win a copy of the six-LP compilation!
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In January 1997, Petty and the band settled into the Fillmore, eager to let loose and give the crowd a good time. The series of performances (six of which were recorded) saw Petty play his hits, but also a wide range of cover songs by acts such as The Rolling Stonesthat WHO, Little Richard, JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead and countless more. There were also guest appearances by e.g Roger McGuinn and John Lee Hooker. (A complete tracklist can be seen here.)
“We all feel like this could be the highlight of our time together as a group,” Petty said at one of the broadcasts. “It’s going to be hard to get us off this stage tonight.”
“Playing the Fillmore in 1997 for a month was one of my favorite experiences as a musician in my entire life,” guitarist Mike Campbell said in an earlier press release. “The band was on fire and we changed the set list every night. The room and the crowd were spiritual [and] we got to play with some amazing guests. I will always remember those nights with joy and inspiration.”
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