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The Live Anthology

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Anthology: Through the Years | GREAT WIDE OPEN Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Jackie Butler

The Live Anthology

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In Season

We gave it an A-

The performances on this career-spanning four-disc compilation define the term ”ageless”: Listening to these concert recordings, which date from four decades, you may have trouble figuring out which are old and which are new without consulting the liner notes. That’s how tight Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ onstage rapport has remained over the years (despite several lineup shuffles). With all the hits plus an enjoyable assortment of rarities and covers, The Live Anthology is a comprehensive portrait of a perpetually professional live act. A-

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