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Liberty last won the day on October 3

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About Liberty

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    The Petty Archives
  • Birthday January 30

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    "Long After Dark"-1982
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    British Invasion; Blues; Soul; Motown; Rock & Roll; 50s Oldies; Punk; etc.
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  1. Tour history 1976 - 2017

    My site might have some old tour reviews for specific dates if you use the search function. Because there's so much hosted, the browsing function doesn't work very well, but search is alright. The site's been super slow lately for some reason. Anyway, feel free to use it if you want to do any extra searching there. I don't have any personal documents about tour dates. Everything is hosted on the site. Maybe if I ever have free time I can work up something that would operate better, but I just don't have the time or money. Good luck with your work! It sounds tedious, but I'm glad someone is doing it!
  2. iPhone X

    Nay. I'm an LG person, myself.
  3. Questions for Tom Petty

    Can I say thank you and give you a hug?
  4. I wasn't alive for FMF, but I will add my two cents on the album. It has a lot of great tracks, but as a whole album, I'm not a huge fan of it. (Obviously it's great because it's TP), but there are a lot of albums I like better. I've always found FMF to be a little too upbeat for me. There are a lot of great singles and radio songs, but I don't care for it as a complete "album." There are a lot of songs on FMF that I absolutely love (Love is a Long Road, Apartment Song, Feel a Whole Lot Better, etc). I think as whole albums (thinking of 'making an album' as an art form, my favorites are Long After Dark, Mojo, Wildflowers, and Echo). They each have a really distinct sound to me. Full Moon Fever was really interesting, though. As a process and analyzing how it came to be. It was originally Tom just messing around. "Songs from the Garage," it was called. Who was it that suggested it was better than just songs from the garage? Jeff Lynne? I think he said it should be renamed. I love a lot of the Jeff Lynne stuff. I feel like he has a very distinct sound that you can hear on a lot of his records (namely the guitar parts), like Cloud Nine, Full Moon Fever, and even the more recent Bryan Adams record. The melodic guitar of the work Lynne produces is almost instantly recognizable to me. And I think that's great, really. Because artists (like Tom and Byran) both wanted to work with Jeff because they liked that sound, reaching back to Cloud Nine and even further back to the ELO stuff. I'm interested to see what other's on here have to say about how FMF was initially received. (Especially since there's always going to be a hint of something different considering it was the first solo album). Good topic.
  5. I haven't noticed. I have been listening mostly through Amazon and my MP3 collection.
  6. There are a few songs on this album I absolutely love... The others I could take or leave. I do like darker, more morose music. I often feel it is more heartfelt and cold, in a way. I feel like "Blue Sunday" would have fit on this album well, rather than The Last DJ. "Room at the Top" – 5:00 (specifically live version) "Counting on You" – 4:05 "Free Girl Now" – 3:30 "Lonesome Sundown" – 4:32 "Swingin'" – 5:30 "Accused of Love" – 2:45 "Echo" – 6:36 "Won't Last Long" – 4:22 "Billy the Kid" – 4:08 (specifically live version) "I Don't Wanna Fight" (Mike Campbell) – 2:47 "This One's for Me" – 2:42 "No More" – 3:15 "About to Give Out" – 3:12 "Rhino Skin" – 3:57 "One More Day, One More Night" – 5:37
  7. Your prized Petty possessions

    I have a Lazer Disc of A Bunch of Videos and Other Stuff. LOL! My record collection. And a signed CD insert of Benmont Tench's album (but I only got it because I was one of the first 50 to order).
  8. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I've been wondering this, too.
  9. ZOLLO: I’ve heard you don’t like to talk about the Echo album, because it was such a dark period for you. But that’s a great album. It really holds up. PETTY: You know, that was my position for a long time. I didn’t listen to Echo. That was one of the worst periods of my life. When I made that record. I was going through a divorce, and really life had just gone to hell. [Laughter] I was having a really hard time. Living alone. Rick Rubin [the producer] swears I wasn’t there on that record. Yeah. So that’s the best Tom Petty record that Tom Petty wasn’t at. [Laughter] I didn’t play it for many years, and then we were driving into town one day, and it came on in the car, because Dana had been playing it, and I started to turn it off, and she said, “No, listen to this.” And I did, I listened to it, and I really enjoyed it. It was so much fun, because I had no idea what was coming next. It was one of those records during which I had shut down so much, that I didn’t even remember some of the songs. They came on and I said, “What’s this?” I’ve never done that before. [Laughs] But then again, there’s other things like that. Rick Rubin came by the other day and gave me this boxed set of Johnny Cash. And there’s a duet on there of me and Cash singing a Merle Haggard song called “The Running Kind.” And it was a really good take, and I have no memory, at all, of us doing that. I can’t remember it. I guess so much happened in that period, that I don’t remember doing it. [Laughs] That’s a nice surprise when you hear things like that. But we did so much recording between Wildflowers and the end of Echo. There was a lot of recording done, with different projects like the Johnny Cash stuff. I still think that’s the best Heartbreakers record. Johnny Cash Unchained. It’s the best playing we ever did. I love that record. And I’m so proud that we did it, and did it so well. FULL INTERVIEW: http://thepettyarchives.com/?page_id=9986
  10. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    @Mudcrutch Thank you for that! I've been hoping to find a collection of statements by other musicians and fans. A few people I like (outside of the music community) have made statements, too. Jeremy Clarkson (of Top Gear/Grand Tour fame) tweeted about how Tom Petty was the best live show he had ever seen. (And he is a huge music fan, Fleetwood Mac fan, etc). Also, Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning (Youtube comedy show) talked about Tom and their life experiences with his music this morning. It was touching and lighthearted.
  11. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    If this had happened this time last month, I feel it would have been a lot worse for me. Yes, I've been crying, but I've come to peace with it. This happens and he led an amazingly full life. On September 12th, a good friend of mine lost her son, her pregnant daughter-in-law, and her 3-yr-old granddaughter after a semi ran a red light. I'm still pretty broken up about it. Yes, losing Tom hurts, but he lived a full life (in my eyes). The loss of Tom is hard to get though, but my perspective has changed a lot in the last month. George Harrison and Roy Orbison were both younger than Tom was when they passed. I'm not trying to make comparisons, but I do feel that Tom went out gracefully and fulfilled, even if it's just my opinion, it does offer some comfort to me.
  12. Prayers for Tom Petty - 1950-2017

    I honestly keep thinking about...sort of... how in the hell is Tom gone... yet Keith Richards is still kickin'? It seems so out of the blue. I'm not interested in spreading gossip, but I will mention this: Someone shared an anonymous source saying he fractured his hip right before the tour and was taking hip injections and lots of pain medication rather than postpone the shows. Tom has always had that selfless kind of drive where he seemed to feel obligated to please fans. To some extent, this makes me feel almost guilty, but I know there's nothing any of us could have done. He was 66, almost 67, and things like this do happen. I just hope he was able to spend time with family after the tour ended. I try to console myself: this was a hugely successful tour, he lived for those two hours on stage, and he got to spend a week at home afterwards. I think for him, although premature, it was a pretty decent way to go out. It could have been a lot worse. The pain I feel is immense, so I cannot imagine how those truly close to him feel. It's heart shattering, but we need only press play or spin a record to have him with us again.
  13. Tribute tattoo help

    Maybe some lyrics in his handwriting? If you google "Tom Petty Handwriting" a few results come up of songs he's written. You could cherry pick a line or couple words from there and recreate it in his handwriting. I saw a lady recently who asked J.K. Rowling on Twitter to write the words "Expecto Patronum" in her handwriting and take a picture of it so the lady could get it tattooed on her! She did it and it looked really neat. I think it's a pretty clever idea. Also agree with Farmer101. If you share some tattoo styles you like with us, we might be able to help better!