Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits on 180g 2LP
It's been 40 years since Tom Petty and his extraordinary band, The Heartbreakers, unleashed their eponymous debut. In the subsequent decades, Petty - both as a solo artist and as leader of the band - has sold over 80 million records worldwide, earned 18 Grammy nods and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty's musical integrity and craft, not to mention his seemingly effortless flair for rapturous hooks, have remained constant despite ever-shifting musical trends, and his multi-generational fan base continues to swell. In the words of Rolling Stone's Alan Light, "The man's consistency is pretty astounding."
That signature craft and consistency is on full display throughout Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' generous 19-track Greatest Hits compilation which lingered on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for a staggering six years following its original release in 1993. Gathering definitive material from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) through to Into the Great Wide Open (1991), Greatest Hits is as true a can't miss as they come. The collection also included two new cuts with the hit single "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and an excellent cover of Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air."