A four-CD box set of previously unreleased Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers material is on its way.
Out Sept. 28, An American Treasure is the first posthumously released music since Petty’s death in October. The 60-track collection will include previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of songs, live performances and deep cuts, according to Tom Petty’s website. It’ll also include a previously unreleased song, “Keep A Little Soul,” recorded during 1982 sessions for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ album Long After Dark. There’s a video clip out now, and you can watch it below.
Petty’s wife and daughter, Adria and Dana Petty, his band members and his frequent studio collaborator Ryan Ulyate are behind An American Treasure. There are vinyl, deluxe and standard editions of the collection going on sale Sept. 28. Find more information about each, and the massive track list, on Tom Petty’s website.
Adria and Dana released a joint statement about the album, below:
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.
Feed your Tom Petty nostalgia even more and watch him perform with the Heartbreakers in California circa 1988, via the Paste vault further down below.