Tom Petty - Live At The Fillmore 1997 (3LP)
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. Six of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their biggest hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions - paying tribute to the artists that Tom Petty and the band had been influenced by.
This edition of Live At The Fillmore 1997 includes 33 performances spread over 3LPs, 18 of which are covers, giving fans 2 hours of music.
"I'm really proud of it," guitarist Mike Campbell told Ultimate Classic Rock in 2022. "It was one of the greatest parts of our career. We changed the songs every night and took some liberties with some of the arrangements here and there. I'm really glad we got that on tape. Of course, we had some guest artists like John Lee Hooker, Roger McGuinn, Bo Diddley... It's a really good illustration of the Heartbreakers just being spontaneous and in the moment without being too rehearsed."
"We played everything that came across our minds," Petty said in Paul Zollo's 2005 book Conversations with Tom Petty. "One night we played for four hours - which really isn't like the Heartbreakers. But we just got into a groove, and it went fine. The encore was an hour and a half. And it was great, because it was intimate. ... And you can do things in a smaller theater that you can't do in a coliseum, so it's kind of liberating."
"When Tom said, 'We're going to do all these concerts and do a bunch of different stuff,' I was like, 'We can't do that. That's chewing off way too much," keyboardist Benmont Tench told Rolling Stone in 2021. "But it wasn't chewing off way too much. It was the best thing we could have done. It refreshed the band as much as touring with Bob [Dylan] did in 1986 and 1987, and as much as doing 'Full Moon Fever' refreshed Tom. It was really great."
The Fillmore dates "may be the best time we've ever had musically," Petty told BAM magazine in 1997. "We're all getting along real well, everyone's happy. It's maybe the best time of our lives really."
Heavyweight triple vinyl edition produced by Warner Records in 2022. Tri-fold sleeve includes a 4-page insert. Made in Czech Republic.
- Pre-show (spoken interlude)
- Jammin' Me (Feb. 7)
- Listen To Her Heart (Feb. 1)
- Around and Around (Feb. 3)
- Good Evening (spoken interlude)
- Lucille (Feb. 6)
- Call Me the Breeze (Feb. 1)
- Cabin Down Below (Feb. 1)
- The Internet, Whatever That Is (spoken interlude)
- Time is On My Side (Feb. 7)
- You Don't Know How It Feels (Feb. 3)
- I'd Like To Love You Baby (Feb. 3)
- Ain't No Sunshine (Feb. 1)
- Homecoming Queen Intro (spoken interlude)
- The Date I Had with That Ugly Old Homecoming Queen (Feb. 4)
- Bye Bye Johnny (Feb. 7)
- Did Someone Say Heartbreakers Beach Party? (spoken interlude)
- Heartbreakers Beach Party (Feb. 4)
- Angel Dream (Feb. 6)
- The Wild One, Forever (Jan. 31)
- American Girl (Feb. 7)
- Let's Hear It For Howie and Scott (spoken interlude)
- You Really Got Me (Feb. 7)
- Runnin' Down a Dream (Feb. 1)
- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Feb. 7)
- It's All Over Now (Feb. 7)
- Mr. Roger McGuinn (spoken interlude)
- It Won't Be Wrong (Jan. 31)
- You Ain't Going Nowhere (Feb. 1)
- Eight Miles High (Feb. 1)
- Honey Bee (Feb. 3)
- John Lee Hooker, Ladies and Gentlemen (spoken interlude)
- Boogie Chillen (Feb. 7)
- Sorry, I've Just Broken My Amplifier (spoken interlude)
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Feb. 3)
- You Wreck Me (Feb. 6)
- Shakin' All Over (Feb. 7)
- Free Fallin' (Feb. 7)
- Mary Jane's Last Dance (Feb. 7)
- Louie Louie (Feb. 7)
- Gloria (Feb. 1)
- Alright For Now (Feb. 7)
- Goodnight (spoken interlude)