Tom Petty and Hearbreakers Live at the Filmore 1997

This 4 CD compilation was released last month.  After listening to this album a couple of times, I have concluded that this set is my new favorite live rock music album. Up this point, my two favorite live albums were the Allman Brothers Live at the Filmore and LIttle Feat's Waiting for Columbus.

I highly recommend checking out this outstanding album.  The Heartbreakers were a great band and this album showcases the band.  There is great musicianship and plenty of audience participation.  Tom Petty's wry sense of humor shines in some of the songs, too.  There are not many albums that I classify as "fun", but this album in one of them. 


Both Roger Mcguinn and John Lee Hooker play on multiple songs on the album.  Hooker seemed to be having a great time, which is very entertaining.  The Heartbreakers perform one Bo Diddley song.  Sadly, Bo Diddley could not make it on the album because he had been dead for nine years.

I think Diddley played with Petty in ‘99 when they returned to the Fillmore. 
Elvis is King, but Diddley is daddy