Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Pack up the Plantation: Live!

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Posted on Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:44pm
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Live Album

Release Year

1985

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Label

MCA Records

 

Album Overview

Pack Up the Plantation: Live! is the first live album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in November 1985. It was primarily recorded at the Wiltern Theatre during their 1985 tour but also includes several tracks from previous tours. It was released as a double LP or single cassette and compact disc.

A concert film of the Wiltern Theatre performance, also titled Pack Up the Plantation: Live! was released on home video in 1986. It included songs that did not make the album, such as originals "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Don't Come Around Here No More", as well as covers such as "Little Bit O' Soul" and "Route 66".

Sandy Robertson, reviewing the album for Sounds described it as "a turgid four-sided video soundtrack".

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star3:30
Notes

Written-By: Chris Hillman
Written-By: Roger McGuinn

2Needles And Pins2:23
Notes

Bass: Ron Blair
Percussion: Phil Jones
Vocals: Stevie Nicks
Written-By: Jack Nitzsche
Written-By: Sonny Bono

3The Waiting5:08
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

4Breakdown7:43
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

5American Girl3:50
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

6It Ain't Nothin' To Me6:05
Notes

Written-By: David A. Stewart
Written-By: Tom Petty

7Insider5:16
Notes

Bass: Ron Blair
Percussion: Phil Jones
Vocals: Stevie Nicks
Written-By: Tom Petty

8Rockin' Around (With You)3:20
Notes

Percussion: Phil Jones
Written-By: Mike Campbell
Written-By: Tom Petty

9Refugee5:22
Notes

Written-By: Mike Campbell
Written-By: Tom Petty

10I Need To Know (LP and cassette only)2:30
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

11Southern Accents5:20
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

12Rebels6:10
Notes

Written-By: Tom Petty

13Don't Bring Me Down3:40
Notes

Bass: Ron Blair
Written-By: Goffin And King

14You Got Lucky (LP and cassette only)4:20
Notes

Written-By: Mike Campbell
Written-By: Tom Petty

15Shout9:30
Notes

Percussion: Phil Jones
Written-By: O'Kelly Isley
Written-By: Ronald Isley
Written-By: Rudolph Isley

16Stories We Could Tell3:55
Notes

Bass: Ron Blair
Violin: Bobby Valentino
Written-By: John Sebastian

The cover songs "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" and "Don't Bring Me Down" would later appear on Playback; "So You Want ..." also shows up on Anthology: Through the Years. The two songs only on vinyl or cassette have never been officially released on CD. Both songs were also initially not included in the 2015 Hi-Rez remaster, despite being a digital download without time limits, but after fan response, they were belatedly added to the release..

Recording information

All tracks recorded at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California, August 7, 1985 except,

  • "Don't Bring Me Down" – Paradise Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, July 16, 1978
  • "Stories We Could Tell" – Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, March 7, 1980, engineered by Charles Kaplan in the Mobile Manor Unit
  • "Needles and Pins" & "Insider" – The Forum, Los Angeles, California, June 1981
  • "Shout" – The Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, March 19, 1983
  • "Rockin' Around (With You)" – Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California, June 1983

Personnel

  • Tom Petty - 6 & 12-string electric & acoustic guitars, lead vocals
  • Mike Campbell - lead guitar, 12-string, lap steel & slide guitars
  • Howie Epstein - bass, mandolin & harmony vocals
  • Benmont Tench - keyboards & vocals
  • Stan Lynch - drums & vocals

Soul Lips Horns: (on tracks recorded at the Wiltern Theater)

  • Jimmy Zavala - saxes, harmonica
  • Lee Thornburg - trumpets, flugel horn
  • Nick Lane - trombones, euphonium

The Rebeletts: (on tracks recorded at the Wiltern Theater)

  • Pat Peterson - backing vocals, percussion
  • Caroll Sue Hill - backing vocals, percussion

Additional musicians:

  • Ron Blair - bass on "Insider", "Needles and Pins", "Stories We Could Tell" & "Don't Bring Me Down"
  • Phil Jones - percussion on "Insider", "Needles and Pins", "Rockin' Around (With You)" & "Shout"
  • Bobby Valentino - violin on "Stories We Could Tell"
  • Stevie Nicks - vocals on "Insider" & "Needles and Pins"

Credits

Design: Tommy Steele
Engineer: Don Smith
Engineer [Assistant]: Alan Weidel
Management: Elliot Roberts
Management: Tony Dimitriades
Mastered By: Stephen Marcussen
Photography By: Allan S. Adler
Photography By: Dennis Callahan
Photography By: Nels Israelson
Producer: Tom Petty
Producer: Mike Campbell
 

Attribution

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