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NotoriousTIMP
10-02-2017, 04:09 PM
Such as sad way to start a thread....

RIP Tom...I just saw him perform in Seattle just over a month ago.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/tom-petty-critical-condition-cardiac-arrest-article-1.3536756

elevenism
10-02-2017, 04:30 PM
God damnit. I just saw that he had been found unconscious, then saw the update that he had been taken off life support.

sonic_discord
10-02-2017, 05:45 PM
Of all of the fairly recent musician deaths, this one is particularly difficult for me. It sucked to lose David Bowie and Chris Cornell, but this one really hurts. I grew up listening to Tom. My parents are big fans and played Wildflowers, the Greatest Hits, and Full Moon Fever pretty often while I was growing up. Since high school, I've become an even bigger fan than my parents. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of seeing him four times over the years, including a show this past summer. I just didn't think it would be the last one. As TR says in This Isn't the Place, I thought we had more time. I can't believe he's gone.

EDIT: Apparently early reports of his death were inaccurate? Hope he pulls through...
http://www.etonline.com/initial-tom-petty-death-reports-inaccurate-singer-remains-hospitalized-following-cardiac-arrest
http://kdvr.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-remains-hospitalized-pulled-off-life-support/

MrLobster
10-02-2017, 05:51 PM
Not dead.

https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/914961926291062790

sonic_discord
10-02-2017, 07:36 PM
While it's good to hear those initial reports of him dying weren't accurate, I would be cautious with the optimism. Right before Carrie Fisher died last winter (under similar circumstances), reports about her condition went back and forth, but she ultimately died. Even if Tom is alive, if he had no brain activity, as was reported earlier today, he may sadly not last much longer or never be the same again.

bobbie solo
10-02-2017, 11:33 PM
deeply saddened by this news like the rest of you. Only two of the Traveling Wilburys still alive now, or very soon. Crazy.

Always thought he Mudcrutch revival was handled really well. Loved this song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlYeq5f9lqM

onthewall2983
10-03-2017, 12:47 AM
It's official (https://www.facebook.com/tompetty/photos/a.191936770904.124578.19703580904/10154978088955905/?type=3&theater)

thevoid99
10-03-2017, 01:23 AM
A staple of great American music now gone. Truly one of the best and someone that I'm sure has a favorite or two of the songs he's created. There's so many he has created that will stand the test of time. Thank you Tom. Say hi to George and Roy for us.

GulDukat
10-03-2017, 01:40 AM
Very sad to hear this. Thought he would be around a lot longer.

Substance242
10-03-2017, 03:43 AM
I don't know his work much, but it's strange I had his beautiful "Mary Jane's Last Dance" in my mind several days ago, with Kim Basinger video, from the best year in the history of music and MTV, 1993.

piggy
10-03-2017, 06:36 AM
I have vivid memories of listening to Wildflowers in junior high when it had just come out. My older brother had a copy and my English teacher also played it in class. Pretty awesome album. I always really loved "Mary Jane's Last Dance", "Free Fallin'" and "I Won't Back Down" as well.

henryeatscereal
10-03-2017, 09:52 AM
One of my favorites, no doubt, i never got to see him live (he never came near y hometown), i want to kick myself in the ass...

Today i played "Highway companion" and this song sounded awesome as a requiem:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=762qbtPsKlk

RIP Mr Mudcrutch, you will be missed...

cdm
10-03-2017, 10:07 AM
Like many kids growing up in the 80s my parents always had a radio on...in my case, growing up in western PA, it was WDVE. You couldn't listen to 'DVE for any appreciable amount of time without hearing a Tom Petty song. His music made an indelible mark on my childhood and while we'll always have the music it makes me sad that he's gone.

ManBurning
10-03-2017, 10:59 AM
Tom Petty was awesome. One of the few classic rock artists I generally really enjoyed. I first saw him in 2008 at the Pemberton Music Festival (same one NIN was at), and it was at his show that I crowd surfed for the first (and only) time. It was during "Free Falling" and I was appropriately dropped during free falling while crowd surfing, lol. It is a moment I will always remember.

Saw him again a few years later on the Hypnotic Eye tour (great record by the way).
He just rolled through town again last month, but I passed on the show since I had already seen him so soon before (like less than 2 years?). Kinda regret not going now.

I donno why, but whenever I need comfort, I'll usually reach for Tom Petty. My grandmother died recently, and I put on his music. He has a way to sooth your pain.
Hope he Rests In Peace. This one hits a little too close to home.

pcpunk
10-03-2017, 11:26 AM
Just saw him a couple months ago with Joe Walsh. Tom's music has always been in my life, either from my dad's classic rock radio listening habits or my sister's fandom at home. This bothers me more than I thought it would.

Maybe I just don't want to be in a world without Tom Petty.

NotoriousTIMP
10-03-2017, 03:25 PM
I will say this much, I noticed during the Seattle show how frail he was...even had shakes in between songs. I wonder if this tour was a contributing factor to his untimely passing.

polski
10-03-2017, 07:14 PM
He always a wiry dude though. I guess I just hope he was knocking it out at his full power until the end.

When you actually look at his catalogue it's astounding.

I was watching Eddie Vedder do some of his songs and while Vedder has a much stronger voice he struggled to pull off things Petty did with his songs effortlessly.

thevoid99
10-03-2017, 11:42 PM
I was watching Eddie performing w/ Tom & the Heartbreakers on "The Waiting" as I remember Eddie talking about that song in a great documentary about the band directed by Peter Bogdanovich. I know people will always say The Last Waltz is the best rock concert/music documentary ever but I totally disagree.

Here's a film that runs at four hours but it never felt like that at all and it leaves you wanting for more. I totally recommend that film as it feature so many things about the band including some funny stories.

allegro
10-04-2017, 02:12 PM
I was in high school when "Breakdown" came out, and everybody was going "WHERE IS THIS GUY FROM?" with this weird French accent, LOL.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQQYUjPUNQ

I haven't been a giant Tom Petty music fan but I really really respected him, his songwriting, and his advocacies and honesty about the music business, and how he was known to be a really really nice guy.

onthewall2983
10-04-2017, 07:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvlTJrNJ5lA

This is perhaps his most definitive song, as far as I'm concerned.

thevoid99
10-04-2017, 11:29 PM
That features a great cover by Johnny Cash w/ Petty on backing vocals. Petty said that Cash's version is better than his.

Plus, can you name an artist who fought for the right of record buyers by having them refuse to pay $2 more for a new album?

Dr Channard
10-05-2017, 07:34 AM
Other than the hits, never was huge into Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Always liked this one from The Traveling Wilburys, which Tom was part of.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjToYOjbM

Boots
10-14-2017, 08:19 PM
I still can't believe he's dead. It just doesn't seem real to me. His music still lives on, in my house at least.

sonic_discord
10-15-2017, 03:31 AM
I still can't believe he's dead. It just doesn't seem real to me. His music still lives on, in my house at least.

Yeah, same here. Seems like a bad dream. I'm SO glad that I went to his concert this summer on the 40th anniversary tour. I really hope they release that "Wildflowers – All the Rest" collection of leftover songs from Wildflowers soon (Tom had talked about putting it out soon and doing a Wildflowers tour, as well). Or was it going to be a Wildflowers box-set? Either way, that might be my favorite period of his, and I can't wait to hear the other half that wasn't released (for those who don't know, Wildflowers was originally meant to be a double-album, but the record label made him trim it down to one album's worth of material and the rest was shelved).

onthewall2983
10-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Today would have been his 67th birthday

onthewall2983
07-11-2018, 11:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt0nIV60ssA&feature=youtu.be

From the forthcoming box-set An American Treasure (http://www.tompetty.com/news/american-treasure-box-set-1772051).

onthewall2983
06-26-2020, 01:56 PM
https://youtu.be/D-g_THmIqI8

sonic_discord
06-26-2020, 03:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFB2F7VP6vM

Here's the interview with his daughter Adria on Tom Petty Radio from yesterday. Still no release date yet for Wildflowers: All the Rest, but I'm elated that Dana (Petty's widowed 2nd wife) and his daughters (Adria and Annakim) have patched things up since their lawsuit and the band are currently working on finishing this important project. I'm really looking forward to this release, it feels like it's the closest thing to a new Tom Petty album we'll ever get again.

cdm
06-29-2020, 12:38 PM
https://youtu.be/D-g_THmIqI8

That demo is pretty good and it's interesting to hear that alternate second verse. I'm really looking forward to this expanded version of the album.

onthewall2983
06-30-2020, 12:52 AM
One of the first CD's I bought was the She's the One soundtrack. I didn't have much a clue of how connected that material was to Wildflowers until recently but it makes a lot of sense now. I'm guessing whatever package this is will house all of those songs together in some form or fashion. That's the most interesting aspect to me of this.

sonic_discord
08-20-2020, 02:36 AM
There's supposed to be an announcement on Tom Petty Radio on Serius XM tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM PDT/9:00 AM EDT. All of the Tom Petty social media accounts posted a little Wildflowers video, so pretty safe to assume that's what's being announced. Excited!!

onthewall2983
08-23-2020, 08:12 AM
Comes out October 16th (https://variety.com/2020/music/news/tom-petty-wildflowers-all-rest-project-october-fall-outtakes-deluxe-boxed-set-1234741286)

A little bit bummed there's no hi-res/surround mix that comes along with this, but not surprised either. Buried deep beneath my Twitter is a response from Benmont Tench about his opinion on 5.1 mixes and it wasn't positive.

But this looks good regardless. Might spring for the 5-CD version.

sonic_discord
08-24-2020, 11:20 AM
I'm super pumped for this release and have been waiting for it for well over five years! I can't decide which configuration I want, though. I want that final disc of alternate versions (Finding Wildflowers), but I'm not sure I want to spend so much to get it. I've also considered getting the 5CD version as that's cheaper than the 9-LP version, but I can't help but think that if I'm going to invest in a physical medium, I should add to my small, yet slowly growing vinyl collection. I don't actually own a decent turntable yet and the only CD-player I own is the one in my car. I'll be listening to the digital files for the foreseeable future. At least I've ruled out the super deluxe $500 option. Decisions, decisions....

cdm
08-24-2020, 11:45 AM
I'm super pumped for this release and have been waiting for it for well over five years! I can't decide which configuration I want, though. I want that final disc of alternate versions (Finding Wildflowers), but I'm not sure I want to spend so much to get it. I've also considered getting the 5CD version as that's cheaper than the 9-LP version, but I can't help but think that if I'm going to invest in a physical medium, I should add to my small, yet slowly growing vinyl collection. I don't actually own a decent turntable yet and the only CD-player I own is the one in my car. I'll be listening to the digital files for the foreseeable future. At least I've ruled out the super deluxe $500 option. Decisions, decisions....

I echo this entire post, word for word.

"what do you want for Christmas?"

572

onthewall2983
10-21-2020, 01:59 PM
https://youtu.be/xY4AOI1RTIA

sonic_discord
10-21-2020, 03:40 PM
Since this thread has been resurrected, I can confirm that my $250 9LP box set was probably worth the price and some of the songs on this release are so amazing and beautiful that I shed a few tears on more than one occasion. I have some deep personal connections to this album, so for me, it almost felt like a gift from Tom from beyond the grave and filled me with overwhelming emotions (of both joy and sadness). Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. Three years since his untimely death, it's a wonderful treat to have some "new old stock" songs to discover for the first time (and new takes/spins on others I know well and have spent decades listening to). RIP Tom!

piggy
10-21-2020, 04:22 PM
Since this thread has been resurrected, I can confirm that my $250 9LP box set was probably worth the price and some of the songs on this release are so amazing and beautiful that I shed a few tears on more than one occasion. I have some deep personal connections to this album, so for me, it almost felt like a gift from Tom from beyond the grave and filled me with overwhelming emotions (of both joy and sadness). Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. Three years since his untimely death, it's a wonderful treat to have some "new old stock" songs to discover for the first time (and new takes/spins on others I know well and have spent decades listening to). RIP Tom!
How do you feel about the 9th LP, the Finding Wallflowers one? Are any of those versions superior to what ended up on the album?

ekrekel
10-21-2020, 11:18 PM
Since this thread has been resurrected, I can confirm that my $250 9LP box set was probably worth the price and some of the songs on this release are so amazing and beautiful that I shed a few tears on more than one occasion. I have some deep personal connections to this album, so for me, it almost felt like a gift from Tom from beyond the grave and filled me with overwhelming emotions (of both joy and sadness). Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. Three years since his untimely death, it's a wonderful treat to have some "new old stock" songs to discover for the first time (and new takes/spins on others I know well and have spent decades listening to). RIP Tom!

Exactly this. the 9LP set is very well put together. I almost usually re-sleeve the records and keep them separate from the set to reduce wear, I don't think that's necessary here. Haven't dug into them yet, but really happy with the amount of content they released here.

Edit: 6.4 GB of FLAC goodness [drool]

talkingnothing
10-22-2020, 10:24 AM
anyone listened thru the Finding Wildflowers part yet? I've always loved this album, started spinning it again in heavy rotation back when this set was announced and boy it holds up as one of the greats. Have listened thru the All the Rest, Demos, and live stuff on streaming quite a bit since it came out and I think I might purchase a set (CDs) but $100 more for the 5 disc set... don't know if i can justify that. online reviews aren't giving me much as far as helpful info for making the decision to spend 3 times as much for 20% more music. obviously the book looks nice, wonder if it's just larger format than the liner notes with the 4 disc. the litho and tour flyer etc don't do much for me.

sonic_discord
10-22-2020, 11:22 AM
How do you feel about the 9th LP, the Finding Wallflowers one? Are any of those versions superior to what ended up on the album?


anyone listened thru the Finding Wildflowers part yet? I've always loved this album, started spinning it again in heavy rotation back when this set was announced and boy it holds up as one of the greats. Have listened thru the All the Rest, Demos, and live stuff on streaming quite a bit since it came out and I think I might purchase a set (CDs) but $100 more for the 5 disc set... don't know if i can justify that. online reviews aren't giving me much as far as helpful info for making the decision to spend 3 times as much for 20% more music. obviously the book looks nice, wonder if it's just larger format than the liner notes with the 4 disc. the litho and tour flyer etc don't do much for me.

I've only listened to most of Finding Wallflowers once or twice so far. It's nice to have Girl on LSD and You Saw Me Comin', which aren't included in the original album or All the Rest. Cabin Down Below (Acoustic) and House in the Woods (Alternate) are really cool too, but I don't think any of the alternate versions surpass their original album counterparts. It's impossible not to be biased here though, I've literally spent 25 years listening to those versions. The Home Recordings are more interesting to me – those are beautiful and very intimate, often quite moving. The live disc is great, too! I love hearing Tom's banter between the songs. I love his voice so much, I could listen to that man read the phone book (remember those??).

piggy
10-23-2020, 07:40 PM
I've only listened to most of Finding Wallflowers once or twice so far. It's nice to have Girl on LSD and You Saw Me Comin', which aren't included in the original album or All the Rest. Cabin Down Below (Acoustic) and House in the Woods (Alternate) are really cool too, but I don't think any of the alternate versions surpass their original album counterparts. It's impossible not to be biased here though, I've literally spent 25 years listening to those versions. The Home Recordings are more interesting to me those are beautiful and very intimate, often quite moving. The live disc is great, too! I love hearing Tom's banter between the songs. I love his voice so much, I could listen to that man read the phone book (remember those??).
I just realized we both typed "Wallflowers" instead of "Wildflowers." Nineties rock on the brain, much? Haha.

sonic_discord
10-24-2020, 02:04 AM
I just realized we both typed "Wallflowers" instead of "Wildflowers." Nineties rock on the brain, much? Haha.

I copied the album title from your question when writing my reply, but I do love Bringing Down the Horse quite a lot, too!