I.B. BAD ON A VIBRANT BUT BIFURCATED MARKETPLACE
What's growth got to do with it? (1/19a)
BRUCE GIVES OBAMA
A SEND-OFF SHOW
How fitting is that? (1/19a)
BBC RADIO 1 HOSTS FUTURE STARS
...including DIY up-and-comer Jorja Smith. (1/19a)
THE PRESIDENT-ELECT ON STREAMING
A companion piece to the SNL cold open. (1/19a)
We’re geeking out over a pair of just-announced vinyl box sets from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Complete Studio Albums Vols. 1 & 2, occasioned by the 40th anniversary of this great American rock & roll band’s self-titled debut album—y’know, the one with “American Girl” and “Breakdown” on it—originally released on Denny Cordell’s Shelter label. The companion box—the first from UMe and the second on Reprise, round up the entire TP&HBs and Petty studio-album discographies.
Several of these LPs have been out of print on vinyl for some time now, and all of them have either been newly remastered or remastered during the last five years. Every title in the limited-edition box sets will get the 180-gram vinyl treatment, with artwork replicating the original 12x12 packages. The price of each is $259.99; they can be preordered at TomPetty.com.
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991), containing the first nine LPs, will be released on 12/9.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
You’re Gonna Get It!
Damn the Torpedoes
Long After Dark
Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into the Great Wide Open
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) picks up with the landmark solo album Wildflowers, Petty’s first release for Warner/Reprise, and runs through 2014’s Hypnotic Eye, his lone #1. The seven albums comprise 12 pieces of vinyl. Release date has been changed to 12/9.
She's the One
The Last DJ (2-LP)
Highway Companion (2-LP)