Coming on September 28th is a new Tom Petty box set, titled An American Treasure. The news of the package to be released only days before the first anniversary of Petty's death, was broken on SiriusXM's "Petty Channel," which world premiered the unreleased 1982 track "Keep A Little Soul. A four-CD version will feature a whopping 60 tracks with a double-disc version also being released. Best Classic Bands posted an "unverified" tracklist for An American Treasure. Variety reported, "The set, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey, will include previously unreleased live and studio material, alternate versions — 60 songs in total, compiled by Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, longtime Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and veteran Petty engineer Ryan Ulate. It dates from the beginnings of the Heartbreakers to recent years. . . More details will be released Wednesday morning."
Not too long ago, Tom Petty admitted that what he lacked in vocal chops, he made up for by being an honest singer: ["My singing voice compared to Pavarotti wouldn't stand up, y'know? But I think I'm good at getting over a 'believably.' Y'know, if I'm going to play the narrator, I want people to believe me, y'know? And I think those are the best singers, the ones that you tend to believe."] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . tend to believe)
Tom Petty, who died at age 66 last October 2nd, suffered from coronary artery atherosclerosis and emphysema. Prior to his death, Petty, who was suffering from a broken hip, had taken several pain medications, including Fentanyl, oxycodone and generic Xanax. Other medications included generic (sleep aid) Restoril, and generic Celexa, which treats depression.
Source: Pulse of Radio