TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS – LIVE IN SARATOGA – AUGUST 1995

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Live at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – August 15, 1995

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Here’s a tribute I was hoping I wouldn’t have to write for a very long time. I think the best testament to the huge appeal of Tom Petty’s music came the day after his death. A fan asked David Crosby on Twitter if he was of fan. Croz responded, “Wasn’t Everybody?” It’s not an exaggeration, either. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were every bit as vital as Dylan, Neil, The Stones, you name them.

I have many Tom Petty shows in my collection but chose this one as it was recorded during the tour that I first caught them live – at the old Boston Garden with a very nice opening set by The Jayhawks. This one comes from a few months later when the band hit SPAC in upstate New York. SPAC isn’t just your average shed. It sits on miles of park grounds with statues and a giant reflecting pool. This must have been a lovely evening for this fine show.

It wasn’t until 2008 when I saw them again at Great Woods in Mansfield. I was hoping to maybe I could take my son to see Tom some day as I figured he was going to stay out there like Dylan, Neil & Willie. RIP, Tom. You’ll be missed more than you can possibly imagine.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7ilxqr4wbu7ymi/Petty1995-08-15-SPAC.NY.SBD.zip?dl=0

Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!

 

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