60-Track, 4CD Box Set With Dozens of Newly Discovered Recordings From Tom Petty's Vaults Including Alternate Versions of Classic Songs, Rarities, Historic Live Performances & Deep Cuts; All Remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
The first release of Tom Petty music since his tragic passing in October 2017, the new 60-track career-spanning box set, An American Treasure unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep cuts that spotlight the late great's remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer. The first single from An American Treasure is "Keep A Little Soul" – a previously unreleased recording from 1982 sessions that resulted in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' classic album, Long After Dark.
Tom's daughter, Adria Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty, were the primary catalysts for the commission, creation and release of An American Treasure - a tribute and love letter pointing to the music in between the hits, and a strong musical portrait of the person they know in their hearts. Adria and Dana both serve as the project's Executive Producers, and, together with Tom's bandmates of 45 years, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and his studio collaborator, Ryan Ulyate, curated the box set's track list from Petty's rich song catalog. Campbell, Tench and Ulyate also produced An American Treasure.
The creation of An American Treasure was a true labor of love, as Adria and Dana explain, "Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years. He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom's talent for many years to come. We can't wait to share with Tom's fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over."
The 4CD edition comes complete with a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Petty, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Campbell, Tench and Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana. All newly released recordings on An American Treasure have been mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters. All 60 recordings have been re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The custom cover artwork was created by prominent American artist Shepard Fairey from an image of Petty by renowned photographer Mark Seliger.
• Career-spanning 60-track, 4CD box set
• Unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances & deep cuts
• Produced by Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Ryan Ulyate
• All newly released recordings mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters
• All 60 recordings re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
• 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs & detailed track-by-track liner notes by Bud Scoppa
• Custom cover artwork created by prominent artist Shepard Fairey from an image of Petty by renowned photographer Mark Seliger