Anthology: Through the Years (2000)

Disc One 1. Breakdown 2. American Girl 3. Hometown Blues 4. The Wild One, Forever 5. I Need to Know 6. Listen to Her Heart 7. Too Much Ain't Enough 8. Refugee 9. Here Comes My Girl 10.Don't Do Me Like That 11.Even the Losers 12.The Waiting 13.A Woman in Love (It's Not Me) 14.Stop Draggin' My Heart Around 15.You Got Lucky 16.Straight Into Darkness 17.Change of Heart Disc Two 1. Rebels 2. Don't Come Around Here No More 3. The Best of Everything 4. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star 5. Jammin' Me 6. It'll All Work Out 7. Love is a Long Road 8. Free Fallin' 9. Yer So Bad 10.I Won't Back Down 11.Runnin' Down a Dream 12.Learning to Fly 13.Into the Great Wide Open 14.Two Gunslingers 15.Mary Jane's Last Dance 16.Waiting for Tonight 17.Surrender


Another "Greatest Hits" album, but unlike the superb one released in 1993, this one is a double. Yes, it's better, simply because Petty had a helluva lot of great material. Some of the additions and omissions are questionable, but you get your bang for your buck. Note that this is an MCA release, so even though he had a few albums in the mid to late 1990's on the Warner record label, those songs are obviously omitted. The best thing here: an unreleased song Surrender from the late 1970s. It sounds just as good as anything he did from that time. Curious as to why this is the first time it saw the light of the day.

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