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Pack Up the Plantation: Live!

Pack Up the Plantation: Live!

by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Pack Up the Plantation: Live!

Pack Up the Plantation: Live!

by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
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Considering that Southern Accents took so much time and money to complete, finally hitting the stores two and a half years after Long After Dark, it wasn't surprising that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers decided to release a double live album, Pack Up the Plantation: Live!, a mere eight months after its release. After all, Southern Accents was criticized from many corners for being too slick, too much in Dave Stewart's corner instead of the Heartbreakers', so it made sense to quickly return the focus to the band, showcasing the group as the rockers they are. Pack Up the Plantation does do that, even if it isn't quite the barnburner it should have been. Part of the problem is that the song selection isn't quite as good as it could have been, relying heavily on Southern Accents material, including the weak "It Ain't Nothin' to Me." Then again, the weaker songs and dubious choices are outweighed by a strong performance and neat surprises like a tough "Insider" and covers of "So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star," "Needles and Pins," and "Don't Bring Me Down." That alone makes it worth investigating for dedicated fans, even if it doesn't quite deliver the knockout punch many listeners might have wanted.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076732802120
catalogNumber: 8021
Rank: 48932


  1. So You Want to Be a Rock & Roll Star
  2. Needles and Pins
  3. The Waiting
  4. Breakdown
  5. American Girl
  6. It Ain't Nothin' to Me
  7. Insider
  8. Rockin' Around (With You)
  9. Refugee
  10. Southern Accents
  11. Rebels
  12. Don't Bring Me Down
  13. Shout
  14. Stories We Could Tell

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Stevie Nicks   Vocals
Tom Petty   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Mike Campbell   Guitar,Harmonica,Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Slide Guitar
Benmont Tench   Keyboards,Vocals
Ron Blair   Bass
Howie Epstein   Bass,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Carroll Sue Hill   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Jones   Percussion
Nick Lane   Trombone,Euphonium,Horn
Stan Lynch   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Pat Peterson   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Bobby Valentino   Violin
Jimmy "Z" Zavala   Harmonica,Saxophone
Jimmy Zavola   Harmonica,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Producer
John Sebastian   Composer
Mike Campbell   Composer,Producer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Don Smith   Engineer
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
Charles Kaplan   Engineer
David A. Stewart   Composer

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