An American Treasure, a four-CD box set of unreleased music from the Tom Petty vaults, is coming September 28th.
The 60-song, career-spanning collection will feature dozens of previously unissued recordings -- alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, live performances and deep tracks.
Petty’s daughter Adria, his wife Dana, and original Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench all had a hand in compiling it. .
The first single is “Keep a Little Soul” — a previously unreleased recording from the 1982 sessions for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Long After Dark. The song is available now with a box set pre-order and a video is on YouTube.
His daughter Adria and wife Dana say, “Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years. He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come. We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.”
An American Treasure will be released in multiple formats, including a six-disc vinyl set and a two-CD set with 26 career-spanning tracks.