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the best of everything

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The Best of Everything 1976 – 2016

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The Best of Everything is the first career-spanning collection of all of Tom Petty’s hits with The Heartbreakers, his solo work, and Mudcrutch.

The 38-track, two-disc set also features two previously unreleased tracks: the poignant and autobiographical “For Real” and the collection’s lead single—an alternate version of the title track, which restores a never-heard second verse to the song that was originally recorded for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1985 album, Southern Accents. This collection also features an essay on Petty written especially for this compilation by Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, author, and journalist Cameron Crowe.

All 38 recordings on The Best of Everything have been remastered for this collection from pristine transfers of the original studio masters.

Petty was a member of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) until his death in 2017.

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Tom Petty Calls Use of Confederate Flag “Stupid”

tom pettyIn a Rolling Stone article Tom Petty of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) applauded South Carolina for removing the Confederate flag. “Lowering the flag from the statehouse grounds was the right decision. That flag shouldn’t have any part in our government,” he said. The rocker also expressed remorse for his use of the Confederate flag during his 1985 Southern Accents tour.  “I just honestly didn’t give it much thought, though I should have,” he confesses. A couple years afterward, he stopped in the middle of a performance after someone threw a Confederate flag onstage and said: “I would prefer if no one would ever bring a Confederate flag to our shows again because this isn’t who we are.”

His views are in direct opposition to a few others. Michigan-born Kid Rock defiantly told Confederate flag protestors that they could kiss his ass.