Tom Petty Prev. Unreleased ‘For Real’ From ‘Best Of’ Set: Hear

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On October 5, 2018, Geffen Records/UMe announced the release The Best Of Everything, the first career-spanning collection of all of Tom Petty‘s hits with the Heartbreakers, his solo work and Mudcrutch. The 38-track set was originally scheduled to have a November 16, 2018 street date. It has since been moved to March 1, 2019 (perhaps to avoid conflicting with the American Treasure boxed set).

The new hits compilation features two previously unreleased tracks. “For Real” was released to the Tom Petty Radio channel at SiriusXM on Feb. 14 and other platforms on Feb. 15.

Listen to “For Real”

The Best of Everything will be released simultaneously as a 2-CD set, featuring deluxe packaging, and LP editions—in both black and clear viny. (Pre-order the 4-LP set here.) The collection, announced October 5, also features an essay on Tom Petty written especially for this collection by Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, author and journalist Cameron Crowe.

All 38 recordings on The Best of Everything have been re-mastered for this collection from pristine transfers of the original studio multi-track masters.

The collection’s first 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.

The Best of Everything Track Listing

Disc 1
Free Fallin’
Mary Jane’s Last Dance
You Wreck Me
I Won’t Back Down
Saving Grace
You Don’t Know How it Feels
Don’t Do Me Like That
Listen to Her Heart
Walls (Circus)
The Waiting
Don’t Come Around Here No More
Southern Accents
Angel Dream (No. 2)
I Should Have Known It
American Girl
The Best of Everything (Alternate Version)

Related: “An American Girl”: A Perfect Rock Song

Disc 2
Learning to Fly
Here Comes My Girl
The Last DJ
I Need to Know
Scare Easy
You Got Lucky
Runnin’ Down a Dream
American Dream Plan B
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (feat. Stevie Nicks)
Into the Great Wide Open
Room at the Top
Square One
Jammin’ Me
Even the Losers
Hungry No More
I Forgive it All
For Real

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