This album differs a little bit from the previous ones in this series because in 2008, Petty revived his early 1970s band Mudcrutch and went on tour with them. So four of the nine songs are with Mudcrutch instead of the Heartbreakers.
Also, there are two songs that are collaborations between Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Allman Brothers Band. They do versions of the Bob Dylan songs "Highway 61 Revisited" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry." Petty and Gregg Allman swap lead vocals from verse to verse.
But regardless of who Petty was singing with, the types of songs he plays are pretty much the same as with previous albums in this series. Once again, it's mostly classic hits from the 1950s and 1960s. A few of the songs are lesser known: "Off the Hook," an obscure Rolling Stones song, " Love, Please Come Home," a country/bluegrass song by Bill Monroe, and "Champagne and Reefer," a Muddy Waters blues song.
The sound quality of the songs vary. Unfortunately, they're not as good as with some previous albums. All but two are officially unreleased, and some of those unreleased ones come from audience bootlegs instead of soundboards. But I still think it's a good listen.
I've included one song as a bonus track, due to the poor sound quality. That's "Gunslinger," a lesser known Bo Diddley song.
01 Mystic Eyes (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
02 Off the Hook (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
03 Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
04 Summertime Blues (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
05 Love, Please Come Home (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
06 High School Confidential (Tom Petty & Mudcrutch)
07 Highway 61 Revisited (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & the Allman Brothers Band)
08 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers & the Allman Brothers Band)
09 Champagne and Reefer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
Gunslinger (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
NO LINK! Sorry, I had to remove the link because I've gotten a takedown notice regarding a couple of Tom Petty albums, and virtually all the links to his albums died. However, note that music like this can still be found through the free file sharing program SoulseekQt.
For the album cover, I found a concert poster from 2010. I didn't change much, except I lopped off some other parts of the poster above and below, and I added in the album title at the bottom.