Album of the Day
Live at the Fillmore
“We all feel this might be the highpoint of our time together as a group,” exclaimed Tom Petty at the end of a 20-show run in San Francisco in 1997, and LIVE AT THE FILLMORE makes a convincing case for that. While such familiar originals as “American Girl” and “Free Fallin’” are here, the set lists changed every night and the new 4-CD collection also features an eclectic selection of covers, paying tribute to the artists and songs that shaped Petty’s love of music as he was growing up. With such guests as Byrds frontman Roger McGuinn and blues legend John Lee Hooker sitting in, the band is clearly having the time of their lives. Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench helped put this outstanding album together, and we'll fire up LIVE AT THE FILLMORE (1997) now to wish Campbell a happy birthday.