Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Download
Jul 16, 1978Paradise (Boston, MA)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Download
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Total Length:
58:33
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll03:28
  2. 2Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)05:33
  3. 3I Need To Know02:31
  4. 4Don't Bring Me Down03:43
  5. 5You're Gonna Get It04:02
  6. 6Breakdown05:58
  7. 7American Girl04:24
  8. 8Strangered In The Night04:27
  9. 9Too Much Ain' t Enough05:02
  10. 10Shout07:45
  11. 11I Fought The Law02:17
  12. 12Route 6603:50
  13. 13I'm A King Bee05:33
Item Number:
  • 21022369-8112-AD
Date:
  • Jul 16, 1978
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Anything That's Rock 'N' Roll03:28
  2. 2Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)05:33
  3. 3I Need To Know02:31
  4. 4Don't Bring Me Down03:43
  5. 5You're Gonna Get It04:02
  6. 6Breakdown05:58
  7. 7American Girl04:24
  8. 8Strangered In The Night04:27
  9. 9Too Much Ain' t Enough05:02
  10. 10Shout07:45
  11. 11I Fought The Law02:17
  12. 12Route 6603:50
  13. 13I'm A King Bee05:33
Total Length:
58:33
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Tom Petty - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Mike Campbell - guitar, vocals; Benmont Tench - keyboards, vocals; Ron Blair - bass; Stan Lynch - drums, vocals

In 1978, Tom Petty and his brilliant band, the Heartbreakers, had become critics' darlings, and after two albums the band's music was fully indoctrinated into FM playlists. This show was recorded at Boston's intimate Paradise Club for broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour. The band had elevated itself to small theaters by this point, but the Paradise was a Class A showcase room and better set up for a live recording.

Touring in support their second album You're Gonna Get It!, the band charges through great material from that and from their first album, 1976's Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as a good chunk of cool '60s covers.

"American Girl," which Petty wrote for Byrds front man Roger McGuinn before turning it into a hit himself, is a highlight. The same can be said for the band's funky and dramatic version of "Breakdown," which has been a core hit in the Petty live show since day one. "Too Much Ain't Enough" is followed by a seven-minute version of "Shout!" Petty and the band turn in a tight version of "I Fought The Law," originally released by one-hit-wonders the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966. A final encore of "Route 66" and the blues classic "I'm A King Bee" (also recorded by the Stones) closes things out.

As we all now know, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers became one of the best live bands in America. This and the other early recordings of the band in the Concert Vault show how their sound developed, a terse and lean musical texture that blended the best elements of The Byrds (Petty's biggest influence) with The Rolling Stones (the musical inspiration for the backing band the Heatbreakers). Enjoy!

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