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
PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rocked Super Bowl 42 Sunday, joining an elite list of pop legends to lend themselves in recent years to the National Football League’s title extravaganza.The venerable US band, who launched their career with the their self-titled debut album in 1976, opened the 12-minute set with “American Girl,” as a neon-ringed arrow wheeled from one end of the field to join with a brightly lit heart-shaped stage and form their logo.
Fans responded enthusiastically to the chance for some audience participation with flashlights in the darkened stadium as the band launched into “I Won’t Back Down”, “Free Falling” and “Running Down a Dream.”
Looking ahead to the gig, in which he follows in the recent footsteps of U2, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Prince, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Petty had said he wasn’t thinking about the vastness of the audience.
The game was being broadcast in 223 countries and territories and 30 languages.
“A lot is just trying to remember the next chord,” said Petty, who added he would just try to entertain the crowd at the 70,500-seat University of Phoenix Stadium in suburban Glendale, the home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
In the build-up to the big game, New England coach Bill Belichick had said he’d have Tom Petty on his playlist before the game.
“It has never kept anyone from winning,” Petty said.
Pre-game festivities were highlighted by rhythm and blues star Alicia Keys, while Jordin Sparks, the 2007 winner of the “American Idol” talent-show TV series, sang the national anthem in her hometown.
Sparks’ father, Phillipi Sparks, was a Giants cornerback in eight of his nine NFL seasons, but never played in a Super Bowl.
“He’s glad one of us made it,” she said.