Anthology: Through the Years

Anthology: Through the Years is a double compilation album featuring the best of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It contains a new song, "Surrender," written by Petty in 1976 and recorded during sessions for the band's first album but left off the record, recorded again in 1979 but left off "Damn The Torpedoes," and finally recorded again in 2000 for this release. "Surrender" is also the last studio recording of Howie Epstein before his death in 2003. The 1976 version of the song was included on the 2018 box set An American Treasure.

Anthology: Through the Years
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
Recorded1976–2000
GenreHeartland rock, rock and roll
Length124:07
LabelMCA
Producer
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers chronology
Echo
(1999)
Anthology: Through the Years
(2000)
The Last DJ
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA[4]
The Essential Rock Discography8/10[5]
Q4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[7]
Uncut4/5 stars[6]

Anthology: Through the Years was released on October 31, 2000, debuted at No. 132,[8] which would mark the lowest chart-positioning on the Billboard 200 for the band. However, in November 2006, the album was certified Gold (equilvalent to 500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA. It reached a new peak of No. 32 on Billboard 200 after Petty's death in 2017.[9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Tom Petty, except where noted.

Disc One
No.TitleWriter(s)Original album/notesLength
1."Breakdown" From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 19762:42
2."American Girl" From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers3:30
3."Hometown Blues" From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers2:11
4."The Wild One, Forever" From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers3:03
5."I Need to Know" From You're Gonna Get It!, 19782:24
6."Listen to Her Heart" From You're Gonna Get It!3:01
7."Too Much Ain't Enough" From You're Gonna Get It!2:56
8."Refugee"Petty, Mike CampbellFrom Damn the Torpedoes, 19793:21
9."Here Comes My Girl"Petty, CampbellFrom Damn the Torpedoes4:33
10."Don't Do Me Like That" From Damn the Torpedoes2:44
11."Even the Losers" From Damn the Torpedoes4:00
12."The Waiting" From Hard Promises, 19814:00
13."A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)"Petty, CampbellFrom Hard Promises4:22
14."Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Stevie Nicks)Petty, CampbellFrom Nicks' album Bella Donna, 19814:04
15."You Got Lucky"Petty, CampbellFrom Long After Dark, 19823:37
16."Straight into Darkness" From Long After Dark3:49
17."Change of Heart" From Long After Dark3:18
Disc Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original album/notesLength
1."Rebels" From Southern Accents, 19855:20
2."Don't Come Around Here No More"Petty, David A. Stewartfrom Southern Accents5:06
3."The Best of Everything" From Southern Accents4:03
4."So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star"Roger McGuinn, Chris HillmanFrom Pack Up the Plantation: Live!, 19853:38
5."Jammin' Me"Petty, Campbell, Bob DylanFrom Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), 19874:08
6."It'll All Work Out" From Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)3:12
7."Love Is a Long Road"Petty, CampbellFrom Full Moon Fever, 19894:06
8."Free Fallin'"Petty, Jeff LynneFrom Full Moon Fever4:14
9."Yer So Bad"Petty, LynneFrom Full Moon Fever3:05
10."I Won't Back Down"Petty, LynneFrom Full Moon Fever2:56
11."Runnin' Down a Dream"Petty, Campbell, LynneFrom Full Moon Fever4:23
12."Learning to Fly"Petty, LynneFrom Into the Great Wide Open, 19914:03
13."Into the Great Wide Open"Petty, LynneFrom Into the Great Wide Open3:44
14."Two Gunslingers" From Into the Great Wide Open3:10
15."Mary Jane's Last Dance" From Greatest Hits, 19934:32
16."Waiting for Tonight" From Playback, 19953:31
17."Surrender" Re-recorded outtake, 20002:54

PersonnelEdit

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  • Tom Petty – vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, percussion (all tracks on discs 1 & 2)
  • Mike Campbell – lead guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, koto (all tracks on discs 1 & 2)
  • Benmont Tench – piano, keyboards, backing vocals (all tracks on discs 1; tracks 1-6, 12-17 on disc 2)
  • Scott Thurston – guitar, backing vocals (track 17 on disc 2)
  • Ron Blair – bass guitar, cello (tracks 1–11 on Disc 1)
  • Howie Epstein – bass guitar, backing vocals (tracks 15-17 on disc 1; tracks 1-7, 10, 12-17 on disc 2)
  • Stan Lynch – drums, percussion, backing vocals (all tracks on disc 1; tracks 1-6, 12-16 on disc 2)
  • Steve Ferrone – drums (track 17 on disc 2)

Additional personnel

  • Jeff Jourard - electric guitar (track 1 on disc 1)
  • Phil Seymour – backing vocals (tracks 1-2 on disc 1)
  • Randall Marsh – drums (track 3 on disc 1)
  • Duck Dunn – bass guitar (tracks 3, 13-14 on disc 1)
  • Stevie Nicks – lead and backing vocals (track 14 on disc 1)
  • Jim Keltner – shaker, tambourine (track 8 on disc 1) percussion (track 3 on disc 2), drums, percussion (track 7 on disc 2)
  • Phil Jones – percussion (tracks 9–17 on disc 1), drums, percussion (tracks 7–11 on disc 2)
  • John Berry Jr., Dick Braun, Jim Colie, William Bergman, Kurt McGettrick, Molly Duncan, Dave Plews – horns (track 1 on disc 2)
  • Bobbye Hall - tambourine (track 1 on disc 2)
  • Dean Garcia – intro bass guitar (track 2 on disc 2)
  • Daniel Rothmuller – cello (track 2 on disc 2)
  • Alan Weidel – wild dog piano (track 2 on disc 2)
  • Stephanie Spruill, Sharon Celani, and Marilyn Martin – backing vocals (track 2 on disc 2)
  • Dave Stewart – electric sitar, synthesizer, backing vocals (track 2 on disc 2)
  • Garth Hudson – organ (track 3 on disc 2)
  • Richard Manuel – backing vocal (track 3 on disc 2)
  • Gary Chang – synthesizer (track 3 on disc 2)
  • Jerry Hey – horn conductor, arranger (track 3 on disc 2)
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet (track 4 on disc 2)
  • Carroll Sue Hill, Pat Peterson – backing vocals, percussion (track 4 on disc 2)
  • Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitar, guitar synthesizer, piano, keyboards, backing vocals (tracks 7–14 on disc 2)
  • George Harrison – acoustic guitar, backing vocals (track 10 on disc 2)
  • Richard Tandy – synthesizer (track 14 on disc 2)
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion (track 15 on disc 2)
  • The Bangles (Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, Michael Steele) - backing vocals (track 16 on disc 2)
  • George Drakoulias – percussion (track 17 on disc 2)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (track 17 on disc 2)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 132
Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[11] 14
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Danish Top 40 Albums[12] 22
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[13] 19
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Catalog Albums[10] 6
Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 51
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 60
US Billboard 200[16] 32

ReferencesEdit

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