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    Wildflowers (all the rest) tracks?

    In the last portion of the last interview Tom ever gave he intimated that this tour/re-release of the album was never off the table. And, as Tony Dimitriades confirmed, Tom had asked him to start planning the tour by inviting people out on the road with them in support of both the old/familiar and the "new" incarnation of the album, including Norah Jones. Also, I think the fact that there were 5 out 19 songs every night of the last tour (not just the one night you mentioned) from Wildflowers was not *that* unusual given Tom's conceiving of, selecting songs for, or formatting of his concerts' setlists post-Wildflowers, and that it is probably indicative of Tom's pervasive awe of or feeling that he would never "top" this album. Indeed, since 2003, a high portion of the songs that the band played in concert came from that album: in 2003, at the April Chicago shows, we got "Wake Up Time" and "Crawling Back to You"; in 2005, "Crawling Back to You" and "Honey Bee" were in the rotation and in 2006 "It's Good to be King" and "Cabin Down Below" were, too. Meanwhile, "You Don't Know How it Feels" and "You Wreck Me" were mainstays of the sets all those years -- which means, for instance, that in 2006 in Saratoga NY, and in 2008 at MSG, the band did 4 songs from Wildflowers. In fact, out of the 12 times I saw the band, there was only one show in 2013 that they did less than 3 songs from Wildflowers. It is, however, true that 2017 was probably the first time since the 1995 "Dogs on the Run" tour that the band played 5 songs from Wildflowers. And it is also noteworthy that there was a "mini set" in the middle of that tour for the album (like there was on the tour in support of Mojo in 2010). Importantly, though, if you look at the sets of the first few nights of the 2017 tour, particularly the opening night, the Wildflowers songs were not grouped together, so that clearly was a decision Tom made in the midst of the tour and not before it began. I can't help but think, then, that the turn to doing 5 Wildflowers songs in 2017 is less of a compromise and more of a culmination of Tom's long-standing, prideful (in a good way) thoughts on the album. On a side note, what I always found interesting about the 2006 tour is that was the first tour I saw the band play four songs from Wildflowers songs in the set, and that was when the band was ostensibly supposed to be celebrating their 30th anniversary or promoting Highway Companion. I therefore think that any time there was a free slot of songs, or any time Tom felt particularly "celebratory" (the 30th and 40th anniversary tours), Tom often turned to what he seemed to be most proud of.
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    Thoughts on Playback

    @MaryJanes2ndLastDance the band did play "Come On Down to My House" at the 8-27-95 show at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio as a sort of preview to the upcoming boxset. The set list from that night looks amazing, so if that was the show you were at -- or a night somewhere around that time -- then you definitely were in for a real treat!
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    Wildflowers BOX set and Filmore release potential!

    ^ I got this video from the Petty Live site! There, under videos, he posted both the 'God Bless Our Mobile Home' documentary (where this clip comes from) and a 'Dogs With Wings' tour promo documentary -- both of which aired on VH1 in 1995 -- that has some overlap with '400 Days.'
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    "Echo" from March 13, 1999

    I posted the whole show to Dime A Dozen about a year ago, so it's on there as a torrent if you know how to download torrents. Otherwise, I think the Live Petty site took my rip of it and posted it to their site. And....upon looking...it looks like they did! https://livepetty.com/1999-03-13-san-francisco-ca-aud/ This show was a really weird one. Tom started playing "Learning to Fly" and then stopped midway, but I can't remember during which song that's tracked onto in this version (possibly "The Letter"?). In any case, the show's got a great set list: lots of cool covers that they frequently played on their early 1999 shows as well one of the first performances of "Sweet William" can be found towards the show's end. Enjoy!
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    Question on Tom Petty Book

    Well, if you read a revised version then it seems you know something more than we do, haha. On his Facebook page, Paul Zollo did announce that a revised/expanded edition of his 2005 book is in the works with the original press but no official news has been released as to this new edition yet.
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    The song "Strangered in the Night"

    Yes! He did change it to "crazy big guy," "big bastard" etc. on the 13th, until one time in the end of that performance he slipped up and didn't follow that line change. The performance of the 17th isn't as politically correct, though. Another song that has uncomfortable sentiments, I think, is "Kings Road" with the "there were people all around wearing funny looking clothes / Some boys, some girls, some I don't know." But with the rise of the modern era's (finally) accepting of people of different genders and sexual orientations, it becomes all the more clear that art develops and changes over time as culture does.
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    Your Favorite TP&TH Cover Songs

    I've been combing through my bootlegs to pull out some rare covers that the band performed throughout the years. Am slowly posting these songs to YouTube; many of these were only performed once! Here are some, which have already been mentioned in this thread: The Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina" 1981-10-02 [performed 2 other times: 1981-09-18 and 19] Shirley Ellis' "The Clapping Song" 2006-06-14 [only performance of the song] Gram Parsons' "I Can't Dance" 1983-06-10 [only performance of the song] Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone" 2000-10-28 [only performance of the song]
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    Did Tom ever do a solo acoustic show?

    In Conversations with Tom Petty and other venues Tom talked about how he was more comfortable with a band, and that he doesn't actually think fondly of the one solo acoustic show that he ever did: the 1986 BSB show. Despite this, it's still an interesting listen! It's the only performance of "Twist and Shout" he ever did.
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    The Double LP That Tom Never Had

    "Tonight Will/Might Be My Night" was performed frequently during the 1986 tour with Bob Dylan, and yes he did often say it was going to be on the next album. The main riff for the song actually became the solo in "Mary Jane's Last Dance." "Ain't Enough Money" was performed twice on the Temple in Flames 1987 tour: on 9-19 and 10-4. I posted the audio of the 10-4 show to the "Best of Everything" forum here a few months ago and 9-19 is available on The Traders' Den. The version from the 10-4 show is superior to the 9-19 one, in my opinion. "Goodbye Little Rich Girl" was performed almost every night during that same tour, and so many audio versions of the song exist. A video of the song can be found at the video I pasted below at the 47 minute mark. Out of these three songs it's the one I go back and listen to the least. These three songs are definitely bluesier than anything that wound up on Let Me Up, so perhaps that's why they were left off the album. Who knows!
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    The Brigde School Benefit Thread

    Really beautiful cover performed at the 2000 BSB show 18 years ago tomorrow!
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    The Double LP That Tom Never Had

    Though there were definitely other songs recorded for the sessions that were not played live, eventually released on Playback, or made it onto the album, the songs from the Let Me Up era that we officially know about are listed below. Even though there's more that haven't surfaced, this right here is enough for a double album. from the Let Me Up album proper: Jammin' Me Runaway Trains The Damage You've Done It'll All Work Out Think About Me All Mixed Up A Self-Made Man Ain't Love Strange How Many More Days Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) from Playback: Ways to be Wicked Can't Get Her Out (performed live at least twice in June 1986, too) You Come Through Make that Connection (B Side) played live but not released: Tonight Will Be My Night Ain't Enough Money Goodbye Little Rich Girl
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    Ok, so now.. I'm crying..

    I was going through old videos on my hard drive and found this one. It's a great performance! They played Leno quite a few times that year: first, they premiered "Black Leather Woman" on 4-4-03 (which I also posted to my YouTube channel and linked to here); second, when they played "I'm Cryin'"; third, when they covered "I Gotta Move."
  13. ^ i have a similar thing but with a different song. The C D G chord pattern that goes over the refrain line “and I’m waiting for the bus to Tampa Bay” isn’t just the same chords but sung in an incredibly similar way to “Orphan of the Storm”
  14. ^ I think that’s one of the better new songs in the package. Really cool to know from the Sirius interview that Marion graciously uploaded that Tom didn’t put it on ‘Hypnotic Eye’ because he thought he could re-record it later with / save it for Mudcrutch. “Walkin From the Fire,” though, takes the cake for being my new favorite song from the set. Incidentally, the completely new (not alternate version) ones released in advance are the ones I like the least.
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    Finding live version of Swingin'

    If you search through the "Best of Everything" forum you'll find a topic devoted to Sirius XM exclusive live tracks. But it's also posted in this YouTube video:
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