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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)
Recorded1974–August 2000
GenreHeartland rock, rock & 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]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Tom Petty, except where noted.

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Breakdown" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1976) – 2:42
  2. "American Girl" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 3:30
  3. "Hometown Blues" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 2:11
  4. "The Wild One, Forever" (from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) – 3:03
  5. "I Need to Know" (from You're Gonna Get It!, 1978) – 2:24
  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 Campbell) (from Damn the Torpedoes, 1979) – 3:21
  9. "Here Comes My Girl" (Petty, Campbell) (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 4:33
  10. "Don't Do Me Like That" (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 2:44
  11. "Even the Losers" (from Damn the Torpedoes) – 4:00
  12. "The Waiting" (from Hard Promises, 1981) – 4:00
  13. "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" (Petty, Campbell) (from Hard Promises) – 4:22
  14. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Stevie Nicks) (Petty, Campbell) (from Nicks' album Bella Donna, 1981) – 4:04
  15. "You Got Lucky" (Petty, Campbell) (from Long After Dark, 1982) – 3:37
  16. "Straight into Darkness" (from Long After Dark) – 3:49
  17. "Change of Heart" (from Long After Dark) – 3:18

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Rebels" (from Southern Accents, 1985) – 5:20
  2. "Don't Come Around Here No More" (Petty, David A. Stewart) (from Southern Accents) – 5:06
  3. "The Best of Everything" (from Southern Accents) – 4:03
  4. "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" (Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman) (from Pack Up the Plantation: Live!, 1985) – 3:38
  5. "Jammin' Me" (Petty, Campbell, Bob Dylan) (from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), 1987) – 4:08
  6. "It'll All Work Out" (from Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)) – 3:12
  7. "Love Is a Long Road" (Petty, Campbell) (from Full Moon Fever, 1989) – 4:06
  8. "Free Fallin'" (Petty, Jeff Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 4:14
  9. "Yer So Bad" (Petty, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 3:05
  10. "I Won't Back Down" (Petty, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 2:56
  11. "Runnin' Down a Dream" (Petty, Campbell, Lynne) (from Full Moon Fever) – 4:23
  12. "Learning to Fly" (Petty, Lynne) (from Into the Great Wide Open, 1991) – 4:03
  13. "Into the Great Wide Open" (Petty, Lynne) (from Into the Great Wide Open) – 3:44
  14. "Two Gunslingers" (from Into the Great Wide Open) – 3:10
  15. "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (from Greatest Hits, 1993) – 4:32
  16. "Waiting for Tonight" (from Playback, 1995) – 3:31
  17. "Surrender" (new song, 2000) – 2:54

PersonnelEdit

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Additional personnel

  • Phil Seymour – backing vocals on "Breakdown" and "American Girl"
  • Randall Marsh – drums on "Hometown Blues"
  • Duck Dunn – bass guitar on "Hometown Blues", "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)" and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Stevie Nicks – lead and backing vocals on "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
  • Jim Keltner – shaker and tambourine on "Refugee", percussion on "The Best Of Everything", drums and percussion on "Love Is a Long Road"
  • Phil Jones – percussion (tracks 9–17 on disc 1), drums and percussion (tracks 7–11 on disc 2)
  • John Berry Jr., Dick Braun, Jim Colie, William Bergman, Kurt McGettrick, Molly Duncan, Dave Plews – horns on "Rebels"
  • Bobbye Hall – tambourine on "Rebels"
  • Dean Garcia – intro bass guitar on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Daniel Rothmuller – cello on "Don't Come Around Here No More
  • Alan Weidel – wild dog piano on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Stephanie Spruill, Sharon Celani, and Marilyn Martin – backing vocals on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Dave Stewart – electric sitar, synthesizer and backing vocals on "Don't Come Around Here No More"
  • Garth Hudson – organ on "The Best of Everything"
  • Richard Manuel – backing vocal on "The Best of Everything"
  • Gary Chang – synthesizer on "The Best Of Everything"
  • Jerry Hey – horn conductor and arranger on "The Best Of Everything"
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet on "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star"
  • Carroll Sue Hill – backing vocal and percussion on "So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star"
  • Jeff Lynne – bass guitar, guitar, guitar synthesizer, piano, keyboards, backing vocals (tracks 7–14 on disc 2)
  • George Harrison – acoustic guitar and backing vocals on "I Won't Back Down"
  • Richard Tandy – synthesizer or "Two Gunslingers"
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion on "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
  • The Bangles – backing vocals on "Waiting for Tonight"
  • George Drakoulias – percussion on "Waiting For Tonight"
  • Lenny Castro – percussion on "Surrender"

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

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Anthology: Through the Years – Tom Petty, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ "Tom Petty: Anthology: Through the Years". Blender. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (ed.) (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London: Omnibus Press. p. 2005. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Brunner, Rob (2000-12-01). "Anthology: Through the Years Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  5. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 816. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9.
  6. ^ a b "Tom Petty / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Anthology: Through the Years CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  7. ^ "Tom Petty: Album Guide". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. November 18, 2000.
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (October 8, 2017). "Tom Petty's 'Greatest Hits' Returns to Billboard 200 Albums Chart at No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Anthology: Through the Years – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  11. ^ "Artist Chart History: Tom Petty & Heartbreakers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  12. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Anthology – Through the Years (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  13. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Anthology – Through the Years (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #441". auspOp. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  16. ^ "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.