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  1. Out in the Cold on Dublin City 103.2fm, sounded great on my kitchen radio! ☺ I'm kinda surprised this one didn't appear live more often down the years...up tempo fast rockin song that would resonate so well in those big shed arenas, the type of song that would mix up the latter years mid tempo groove in the set list. Oh Well.......guess I'll just have to make up my own heavy Petty setlist! ☺
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    WTH??? Best of everything 11/9/18??

    I welcome the release of American Treasure. I would have loved if they did Playback 2 box set 1994 - 2017 timeline with a super deluxe option of Playback 1 & 2 combined for those who didn't have Playback already. I would love if Playback 2 was something that those who put American Treasure together took on as a specific project for the future...something for the 50th anniversary of the band or indeed sooner with Looking For Daddy, Somewhere Under Heaven, The Woods and others included. I would be a bit more comfortable if the new song on this latest greatest hits package was already included on American Treasure.... I don't have a problem per sae on the release of a new greatest hits package, but would question it's timing in light of maybe giving American Treasure more of a clear run as a standalone release...what is right and proper and what goes as acceptable in ''show business'' has always been a murky affair unfortunately. I want Playback 2
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    So Mike is in Fleetwood Mac ?

    Well, hard to know what to say on this one and my respect for Mike has me not wanting to say too much on it, fair to say that it must have been a very difficult and emotional thing to do/get through, almost as if it's too raw and too soon to do the song for both Mike and Stevie...that is was Free Fallin that they did made it more difficult too in my view, but then again it was I assume their choice to do Free Fallin rather than something else or indeed nothing else. Stevie was obviously very emotional...and Mike's body language spoke volumes, it was obviously tough. I do think that Neil Finn should have sang Free Fallin, he would have been a better vocal fit for the song, perhaps he didn't want to or perhaps Stevie insisted on singing it, who knows the discussions that went on behind closed doors when it came to all of this. A different song may have been better all round for all involved...I Should Have Known It would have been my pick..a chance for Mike to shine while paying tribute to Tom.
  4. Some quick initial thoughts... Lonesome Dave seems to be on the road Driving Down To Georgia Bus To Tampa Bay is a very interesting song. For me it has strong echoes of Blue Sunday, Dreamville, Angel Dream and most strikingly King Of The Hill (with Roger McGuinn) Walking from the Fire sounds like a more complete/finished actualised song than Dogs On The Run with the intro to The Damage You've Done from Let Me Up I've Had Enough album in my view, and I LOVE Dogs On The Run, always felt that it faded out far too quickly on the Southern Accents album.... Bus To Tampa Bay (GREAT lyrics) my favourite of those three...so far! Go Gators!!!!
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    Gainsville (Outtake 1998) coming up next

    This is for me right up there as one of TPATHB best ever live show. The Docks Hamburg Germany 1999...close to where The Beatles played apparently. This is sensational stuff, they were really on and inspired that night..Steves playing here is a revelation on this...so much to enjoy here...I have a theory that the band played with an extra bit of inspiration and verve outside the USA..not to say that they didn't play awesome live in USA..they did..but there's something extra in their shows outside USA in my view...this show should have been the High Grass Dogs DVD in my view, they certainly caught a big wave in Hamburg that night. I haven't seen this in ages and my jaw hit the floor numerous times watching this. This is THE real deal right here folks! Even Gloria was impressed!☺
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    Gainsville (Outtake 1998) coming up next

    This one is a definite grower. Many things to like here. It does need a chorus though that's the missing piece in the jigsaw for me, I kinda want to know why Gainsville is a big town.it needs more than that repeated twice, 'where we learned to wear a crown' or some rhyming couplet /lyrical nugget to tie it all together in the chorus. It's great to get these little vignettes of high quality out takes..once the quality control of out takes released is maintained very high I think it's a great gift to the fans. I too would love to know how much/if any 2018 production was done on this release or if it's true to original time.
  7. American Girl on a community radio station called Phoenix FM in Dublin yesterday morning and Learning to Fly at Dublin airport food court today.
  8. 'Feel a whole lot better' Tom's Byrds Full Moon Fever cover came on about 3.30am on RTE radio 1 Ireland when I couldn't sleep a couple of nights ago...and yes, I did feel a whole lot better after hearing it!☺
  9. A band busking on Grafton Street Dublin Ireland played Running Down A Dream in the Sunday sunshine, started just as I was passing at the end of work so I stopped and listened. A very decent version too. A myriad of memories flashed across my mind of having being there to hear it live in concert, brought a smile to my face, a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat as I raised my head twards the sky. Memories.......☺
  10. Oh I loved that version of American Girl, if was almost perfect until the last 20 seconds or so when they got the ending a bit out of sync with each other..a minor thing but dam, anyway I love McGuinns phrasing and timing of the words in his vocal delivery, so different from Tom but really works here and makes for a fascinating listen. Roger McGuinn & The Heartbreakers for a once off show somewhere sometime would please me greatly...Steve Winwood & The Heartbreakers would also be very interesting to see and hear musically speaking for a full show of Winwoods back catalogue... Who knows what the future holds....
  11. Wow, what a wonderful refreshing surprise to turn the dial on the radio and up pops of all songs Running Man's Bible on Rte radio 1 in Ireland last night. Dire Straits / Mark Knofler type tones is what I hear echos of on that one! This after hearing Learning to Fly earlier yesterday morning. ☺
  12. New live footage to me, love discovering these type of rarities. JJ Cale cover.
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    TP Radio (XM) Special Announcement this week

    'The truth is rarely pure and never simple' Oscar Wilde. With this release I'm transported back to 1993 when I bought my first TPATHB album. The band were already on the road two years before I was born and that purchase of Greatest Hits cemented a life long appreciation for and exploration of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers for me and yes I did go on to purchase and enjoy all the albums off the back of purchasing Greatest Hits. Sometimes we forget that new people are coming across the music of TPATHB that haven't heard it before, weren't around for the full journey of the band from the beginning and that releases like this can be a great introduction to the band and a gateway to further exploration of other albums and other era's of the band. Now of course for many here, myself included I would have preferred a stand alone release option with just the new songs but it's show business and commercial realities dictate the type of release realities we get no matter how we would wish it different. It's one of those conundrums that I'm balancing with the very eloquent words of Big Blue Sky that resonate so well with me. I look forward to the new songs and will listen to the compilation on the basis of it being a labour of love by those close to Tom.
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    The Extended Jam Extravaganza Thread

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live Lucca Piazza June 2012. I think this has to go down as a definite live classic.☺
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    The Extended Jam Extravaganza Thread

    I think the most epic of the IGTBK jamathons down the years was Lucca Italy in 2012, doubly extended Steve drum breakdown outro which is awesome. Check it out. I would also strongly suggest that Lucca Italy 2012 is right up there as one of their very best live shows ever...a few great variations that night..You Wreck Me thrown in to great effect in song number 2 position, the best live version jamming of Something Big I've heard, IGTBK as already mentioned, Mike does a few different flourishes in Refugee and Tom asks the crowd if it's OK if they play on a bit and brings out Two Men Talkin. Definitely check out the audio boot of this show..one showe'd up on YouTube recently with good quality sound and the audience conversation filtered