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  1. High Grass Dog

    11/26/06 show?

    Thanks for your take, mikemono. That's actually what I think as well. A one-off show in Mississippi of all places just seems too strange to be true. None of "Depending on You," "A Face in the Crowd" or "Even the Losers" were played on the 2006 tour (though the latter two did show up on the band's next tour in '08). I should know never to attempt to understand why anything gets posted on the internet, but who would make up such a random post? I don't know, I guess it's possible TP or someone in the band had some connection to a benefit or an event or a close friend and they felt it was worth a trip, but it seems very unlikely. There is no other mention of it I can find out there, so short of someone in the Heartbreakers camp confirming the performance, it will remain dubious. Apparently they did play that venue on the Dogs with Wings tour in 1995, FWIW.
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    11/26/06 show?

    I was reading an article today that casually referenced a one-and-only live TPATH performance of "Depending on You" from a show in December of 2006, noted here on setlist.fm: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Jackson, MS, 11/26/06 I had never heard of this show or any performance of that song, and I am wondering if anyone else here has. The whole show seems weird since the 30th anniversary tour appeared to end a month or so before this date. Was this a one-off show? (In Mississippi?!) Kind of odd. I wonder what the story about this was. Anybody know? Setlist.fm is fairly accurate, but this could possibly be incorrect also.
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    Will There Be. Full Moon Fever Deluxe?

    Do we know if there even are demos though? A lot of those songs were seemingly written on the fly with Jeff Lynne and recorded immediately.
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    Will There Be. Full Moon Fever Deluxe?

    Full Moon Fever is a great album, but some kind of deluxe reissue would be waaay down the list of priorities for me. There's not much left to mine there that hasn't already been released.
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    2019 speculation

    Yeah, as far as I'm concerned, this Fleetwood Mac tour, and MC's involvement with the band, can't end soon enough.
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    2019 speculation

    Update: MC recorded a message for Tom Petty Radio this morning. He said he's working with a vocal coach and George Drakoulias to finish up the Knobs album. Sounds like it will be released this fall sometime. He reiterated that next year is fully reserved for a Dirty Knobs tour!
  7. High Grass Dog

    New TPATH Releases

    I think this is a good summary of the two sides, based only on what we know so far with seemingly incomplete information. Dana knows she needs input from others, which is good, and is open to lots of projects, which is good. (Seems like Mike and Benmont would be too.) Could she be out for some $$$? It's possible, but that doesn't seem likely to me. Adria's decision-making and judgement are obviously heavily weighed by affection and grief for her dad. She's very conservative and very cognizant of her dad's integrity and legacy — possibly too much so. She's always seemed like a bright person to me, but she seems to have a bit of a blind spot for fans' interests. Her ideas so far (a deep cuts-only release with no new material, taking the Heartbreakers name off the titles, and postponing the Wildflowers release again) run counter to fans' preferences. Again, this is putting aside for the moment the unpleasantness of the legal mudslinging and Adria's overly dramatic lashing out at Mike and Benmont etc. Assuming all that stuff gets resolved, I hope Wildflowers, the Fillmore live set, the unused Hypnotic Eye tracks, and the unused Mudcrutch material (from the '70s and 2016) all actually get released. These are all projects with the utmost amount of integrity and fan demand, so there's really no basis for "sell out" accusations. All parties can rest easy the legacy is and will be untainted.
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    New TPATH Releases

    The articles have all referenced this email Adria sent (specific recipient unknown):
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    New TPATH Releases

    It'd be great if a bunch of us put together a letter like this — or just this — and sent it to Adria somehow. She might be overwhelmed with the scope of what is going on and the enormity of her dad's legacy and may need to be reassured of what his fans really value and how we see things.
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    New TPATH Releases

    Wow. Some of this stuff is just crushing.
  11. High Grass Dog

    New TPATH Releases

    Are you (or anyone) able to summarize some of the bigger takeaways from the PDF? Some of the bits about the Wildflowers box set sound interesting.
  12. High Grass Dog

    New TPATH Releases

    Either the PDF has been removed or I can't find it. But either way, reading this was the original plan for what eventually became the American Treasure box set is disheartening.
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    New TPATH Releases

    This might be the most disturbing part of this ordeal. You can give Adria (and Dana) the benefit of the doubt and assume their heart is in the right place and assume it's just the execution that needs some tweaking with the legal stuff. But what's up with the rant against the band members? Who are the alleged "drug addicts"? Why the needless rape reference? There needs to be significant explaining for any of that.
  14. High Grass Dog

    New TPATH Releases

    Topic for a different thread, but yeah, Jane's existence is completely mysterious. For years, she was completely invisible. Tom never ever spoke about her or any details of their divorce. Then the Zanes book came out, and she was discussed so oddly that you honestly couldn't tell if she was even alive anymore. Since Tom passed, she has popped up a bit, so at least we know she's still kicking. Really bizarre overall though.
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    New TPATH Releases

    Personally, I don't see the Best of Everything as such a big deal. It's just a compilation of old songs (all of which I own and have listened to for years). I'm glad it exists, and it's a nice moment to get both eras on one release. But I'd much rather have new or unreleased stuff, which is why I would be frustrated if the releases of much more exciting projects were delayed due to some kind of recognition of a greatest hits collection. Adria and Dana both probably have the best of intentions. Adria might be so obsessed with preserving her dad's legacy that she misses the forest for the trees a little here. Dana doesn't have any real experience in this realm either though. I really hope Mike and Benmont can take a more active role in steering the ship musically. Their taste and instincts are impeccable.
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