Published Oct 25, 2016The year 1976 saw the release of the self-titled debut from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and to commemorate the anniversary, the band have revealed plans to re-release their entire body of studio work with two vinyl box sets.
The first box, The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991), will feature nine albums and is set to arrive on December 9, while The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) will house seven albums on 12 LPs and is set for a November 25 release. A press release reveals that all albums in the limited-edition boxes will arrive on 180-gram vinyl complete with replica artwork.
A number of the albums included, particularly Petty and company's late '90s and early 2000s output, have long been out of print, with original pressings commanding hefty sums on resale sites such as Discogs. All albums have been remastered specifically for the release except where noted.
Petty's last album came in 2014, playing alongside the Heartbreakers on Hypnotic Eye. You can find the breakdown of each vinyl box set below, and pre-order your volume of choice here.
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 (1976-1991):
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers*
You're Gonna Get It!*
Damn The Torpedoes*
Long After Dark
Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)
Into The Great Wide Open
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014):
She's The One (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Last DJ (2xLP)
Highway Companion (2xLP)
* Remastered since 2010