The Live Anthology The performances on this career-spanning four-disc compilation define the term "ageless": Listening to these concert recordings, which date from four decades, you may have trouble… The Live Anthology The performances on this career-spanning four-disc compilation define the term "ageless": Listening to these concert recordings, which date from four decades, you may have trouble… 2009-11-24 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock
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The Live Anthology (2009)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Anthology: Through the Years | GREAT WIDE OPEN Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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GREAT WIDE OPEN Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 24, 2009; Lead Performance: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Genre: Rock

The performances on this career-spanning four-disc compilation define the term ''ageless'': Listening to these concert recordings, which date from four decades, you may have trouble figuring out which are old and which are new without consulting the liner notes. That's how tight Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' onstage rapport has remained over the years (despite several lineup shuffles). With all the hits plus an enjoyable assortment of rarities and covers, The Live Anthology is a comprehensive portrait of a perpetually professional live act. A-

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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints