Friday, October 6, 2017
Tom Petty-Goin' Deep: THE WEEKEND MIX
This was not easy. Usually, these mixes create themselves. This time, both the selection and sequencing went through various stages of editing. I wanted to stay away from all the hits. We all know the hits. Some hits aren't even very good. But I just couldn't leave off "American Girl," and both "Here Comes My Girl" and "Walls" are personal favorites, so they needed to be here for my purposes. At one point, I had five songs from "Full Moon Fever" without any hits included. Call me boring, but that is my favorite Petty record. Anyway, that didn't happen. This did.
I love all of these songs. The mix opens with "Hurt," my single favorite Petty tune and really, a perfect way to power chord into 80 minutes of music. I await the yays and nays. I am curious as to what absolutely needed to be here for you that isn't, or is, for that matter.
I called the mix "Goin' Deep," but for most fans of Tom Petty, these tracks will be familiar. "You Come Through" is probably the deepest track here. This comes from the "Playback" boxed set, included on the disc of rarities. It's a track recorded with Lenny Kravitz and boy, does it work.
As is always my goal, I wanted something that would sound good altogether.
"I Forgive It All" closes out the set. It's about as beautiful as it gets, and a perfect ending.
Rest in peace, Tom.
A Face In The Crowd
The Wild One, Forever
Accused Of Love
The Dark Of The Sun
You Come Through
Time To Move On
You Can Still Change Your Mind
Here Comes My Girl
Wake Up Time
I Forgive It All