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The Best Tom Petty Hits Collection Ever
March 1, 2019
Despite owning practically every Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album, I just couldn't resist purchasing this.
This is without a doubt the best Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers collection ever released. The main reason for this is that it is the first time that Tom Petty's complete career is highlighted. Most hits collections released before this set stopped before Wildflowers since he switched to Warner Brothers. So not only do you get the classic hits from the 70s and 80s but also the mid 90s onward. As with any hits collection, there are a couple classic tracks like Yer So Bad (Full Moon Fever), The Wild One Forever (Debut), Louisiana Rain (Damn the Torpedoes) that were omitted. I think they could have omitted maybe one or two tracks from Mudcrutch 2 in order to fit them but that is extremely minor complaint.
The other thing that makes this hits collection great is how the tracks were ordered. Many hits collections order songs by chronological release but this one has treated almost like a concert set list which a far superior way to release a hits album especially from such a great act as the Heartbreakers.
This is the perfect gift for the Tom Petty and Heartbreakers fan and a great way for new fans to get an accurate picture Petty's entire career. The songs sound great and its the perfect album to play in the car or doing work around the house.
If you are new to Tom Petty and loved this album, I highly recommend you pick up Damn the Torpedoes, Full Moon Fever, and Wildflowers as they are essential studio albums. I anticipate that these will probably be re-released in the coming years with bonus tracks.