Impeccably crafted by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell and producer/engineer Ryan Ulyate, The Live Anthology can be seen as a virtual step-by-step guide on how to maintain a successful rock 'n' band.
First, start with a wildly talented and unique singer-songwriter who pens numbers like American Girl, Even The Losers and Free Fallin'. Then toss in a versatile band that can render these cuts, along with unexpected covers like the theme from Goldfinger and James Brown's Good, Good Lovin', with spontaneity and invention and you just might have a shot.
With no fixes or overdubs, the recordings on these four CDs, which cover the years 1928-2007, are a powerful testament to one of America's most enduring groups. The Ultimate Collector's Box Set includes a DVD of the documentary 400 Days (made during the 1995 Wildflowers Tour), a DVD of a previously unreleased 1978 concert, a Blu-ray disc of all the tracks and a remastered vinyl album of a 1976 official live bootleg release.
Check out Mike Campbell's career-spanning interview with MusicRadar here.
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