Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Tom Petty

Anthology: Through the Years

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For the fan that wants more than the superb single-disc Greatest Hits yet doesn't want to delve into actual albums or the exhaustive, rarities-heavy box set Playback, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and MCA Records offered the double-disc Anthology: Through the Years in the fall of 2000. This set basically offers all the singles and album rock radio favorites, with a couple of odd selections here and there and one new song, "Surrender." There are a few omissions -- "Make It Better (Forget About Me)" isn't here, for instance -- but not enough to really be noticeable, especially since this consolidates the bulk of Petty's great songs and plays very, very well. Greatest Hits might have a slight edge to Anthology because of its conciseness, but this double-disc set illustrates that Petty's catalog was deeper than just the hits.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:42
2 3:34
3 2:12
4 3:00
5 2:23 Amazon
6 3:02 Amazon
7 2:56 Amazon
8 3:21
9 4:26
10 2:43
11 3:59
12 4:00
13 4:22
14 4:03
15 3:38 Amazon
16 3:49 Amazon
17 3:18 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:20
2 5:04
3 4:02
4 3:39 Amazon
5 4:08 Amazon
6 3:12 Amazon
7 4:07 Amazon
8 4:18 Amazon
9 3:07 Amazon
10 2:56 Amazon
11 4:24 Amazon
12 4:03
13 3:43 Amazon
14 3:09 Amazon
15 4:32 Amazon
16 3:31
17 2:54
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