Kiss My Amps (Live) Will Be Available at Indie Record Stores Only on November 25th as Part of the “Back To Black” Friday Record Store Day Event
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will support the coalition of independent record stores’ November 25th Back To Black Friday Record Store Day event with a limited edition vinyl-only release of live tracks from their Grammy Award-nominated album Mojo.
Kiss My Amps (Live) features 6 tracks from Mojo recorded during the 2010 Mojo Tour and also includes “Sweet William,” a b-side recorded live during the 2008 Tour and referred to at the time by Rolling Stone as their “new favorite Petty song.”
Tom Petty says, “The music on this album is the Heartbreakers at their best and we’re always happy to support vinyl and the independent record stores.”
The release of Kiss My Amps (Live) will be limited to 5,000 individually numbered pressings. Each copy will include a unique code to allow purchasers to also download the album at no extra charge in High Resolution FLAC or 320k MP3 formats.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 2010 Mojo Tour was another exciting summer for a band who has been thrilling live audiences for the past 35 years. Each night of the 2010 Mojo tour featured a mid-show miniset of songs from the Mojo album, many of which are included on Kiss My Amps (Live).
The Chicago Tribune wrote of the band’s 2010 Mojo Tour concert in Chicago: “The communication, cohesiveness and chemistry that Petty and his mates demonstrated for 110 minutes should serve as a lesson to all musicians — particularly hoary legacy acts content to coast on their laurels.”
The day after Thanksgiving has long been the red-letter day for big-box and chain retailers. This year, for the second year in a row, indie record stores will be the center of attention among true music fans, who will find special releases unavailable anywhere else, thanks to the cooperation of some major artists and their record labels in a momentous show of support and gratitude for the independent record store community.
The second annual “Back To Black Friday,” taking place this year on November 25, is being organized by Record Store Day, a cooperative project of hundreds of independent record stores in the USA, Canada, Holland, France and Germany. Back To Black Friday follows the “bigger-than-Christmas” success of their annual April event, which in 2011 saw the participation of indie record stores around the globe.
Kiss My Amps (Live) Track Listing:
“Takin’ My Time” – July 22, 2010 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
“I Should Have Known It” – June 16, 2010 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
“Sweet William” – June 14, 2008 - Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
“Jefferson Jericho Blues” – Aug 1, 2010 – Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
“First Flash Of Freedom” – Aug 1, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA
“Running Man’s Bible” – Sep 18, 2010 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh, NC
“Good Enough” – July 31, 2010 - Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, PA