December 15, 2017 – 3:21 pm

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Straight Into Darkness [The Swingin Pig TSP-CD-078-2; 2CD]

Live at the Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands; December 4, 1982. Very good soundboard.

American musician Tom Petty passed away on October 2, 2017 in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home. He was taken to hospital, but could not be revived and died later that evening.

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Disc 1
Track 101. American Girl 4:24
Track 102. Listen To Her Heart 3:29
Track 103. A Thing About You 6:26
Track 104. Straight Into Darkness 4:34
Track 105. I Need To Know 2:47
Track 106. Don’t Do Me Like That 3:05
Track 107. I’m In Love 5:35
Track 108. Change of Heart 3:47
Track 109. You Got Lucky 5:17
Track 110. Louie Louie 4:44
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. A Woman In Love 6:12
Track 202. Kings Road 7:01
Track 203. Breakdown 8:57
Track 204. Refugee 5:25
Track 205. Shout 8:51
Track 206. So you Want To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Star 3:38
Track 207. Anything That’s Rock ‘n Roll 3:17
44 min

Tom Petty - vocals, guitar
Ron Blair - bass
Mike Campbell - guitar
Stan Lynch - drums
Benmont Tench - piano, organ

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  1. 24 Responses to “TOM PETTY - THE NETHERLANDS 1982”

  2. Thanks for another great Tom Petty show . The pain of his loss is indescribable. Of all the greats that have passed in recent years , this one stings the worst . Probably because Tom was so self deprecating and not affected or in love with fame . The regular guy you could have a beer with . Keep em coming like this

    By Bill on Dec 15, 2017

  3. TY!! Big ‘O’, This is so F*cking Good. Petty was that one artist I thought would be around forever and it was always “Ill see them the next time they come around” I got to see three live shows in the last five years. They were perfect with lots of energy. This show is the best live show I have heard from him so far. I can’t wait to share it with my friends. The world has lost a great one, again~!

    By Carolyn king Pierce on Dec 15, 2017

  4. cool post, thank you

    By the real Tony on Dec 16, 2017

  5. I believe that Howie Epstein was on base and backing vocals by this time . Ron Blair left before the long after dark album and tour .

    By Bill on Dec 16, 2017

  6. Ron Blair returned in 2002 when Tom had no choice but to fire Howie

    By Bill on Dec 16, 2017

  7. Sadly Howie Epstein died a year later from an overdose, tremendous loss . Great talent with a beautiful singing voice . He made the heartbreakers a better band

    By Bill on Dec 16, 2017

  8. There have been a lot of live Petty releases lately (most commercially), and, yeah, I think this is the best one I’ve heard.

    By Bodhisan on Dec 16, 2017

  9. I’m as sorry as the next person to see TP check out but God knows how much had wringing and teeth gnashing there’ll be when Macca Bob or even Roger W croak.

    By Rainbow Chaser on Dec 17, 2017

  10. It’s Howie Epstein on bass and backing vocals her : Ron Blair left before the long after dark album and tour , returning in 2002

    By Bill on Dec 17, 2017

  11. You mean inappropriate displays of grieving for strangers, rainbow chaser? I don’t understand it either, most of these guys had fantastic, full, rich lives and their musical achievements remain available to all. Great show, thanks big o.

    By Riggels on Dec 17, 2017

  12. Petty seemed like someone we knew.He had an everyman quality.a regular guy.I feel thats why its so hard for lots of us.Plus he was still bringing it ‘unlike many of his contemporaries .

    By Stanley on Dec 17, 2017

  13. I still get emotional and upset over John Lennons death and that was 37 years ago.These people are part of our youth .Death is second takes.

    By Stanley on Dec 17, 2017

  14. John Cougar Mellencamp is much better than Tom Petty . Better than Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan . John is the greatest singer , songwriter of all time .

    By GW on Dec 17, 2017

  15. He did seem like someone we knew, but we didn’t. These people are not part of our youth, their music was and is. No matter how much we like the art, we do not know the artist and that’s ok.

    By Riggels on Dec 17, 2017

  16. GW-yeah, he’s so great that you have to go online and bag on other musicians, got it.

    By Riggels on Dec 17, 2017

  17. John Cougar Mellencamp was better than all those people and more . It’s not close . The album Scarecrow was better than anything Petty ever did ‘ Dylan and Springsteen too . It’s time that John got more respect. John had a ten year period from the early 80s thru the 90s where he was the man . Way more hit songs than those others and his albums all classics sold way more too . John was the king .

    By GW on Dec 17, 2017

  18. Your wrong ” Elvis was the king gw you moron .

    By Derrick on Dec 17, 2017

  19. Thanks so much big o, great show. Derrick and GW, your comments are particularly stupid lately, why are the most ignorant people always the loudest..

    By Neil P. on Dec 17, 2017

  20. Mellencamp was pretty damn good in the 80s ‘ think he had more hits and sold more than Petty ‘ plus Bebe said his cock was bigger . That’s good enough for me HaHa

    By Ule on Dec 18, 2017

  21. A bunch of Morons , Where is the nuts on chin guy when we need him

    By Donald on Dec 18, 2017

  22. These nuts were good on your chin in the 80’s, 90’s, and the 21st century.

    A big cock is always good enough for you, Ule. So are small cocks, medium cocks, fat cocks, limp cocks, choads, you’ll suck on anything.

    By Ule Moron on Dec 19, 2017

  23. John Mellencamp had a cock that was long and fat . That’s what us groupie chicks prefer . Bebe agrees with me . Tom Petty was small poor guy .

    By Pamela Des Barres on Dec 19, 2017

  24. Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications.

    Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip. One of the medications was Fentanyl, a very strong and dangerous drug.

    By ScarRad on Jan 20, 2018

  25. Duly noted ScarRad. Yet another great American lost to over prescribing and misuse of prescribed meds. Check the horrors of finding out ‘Hillbilly heroin’ oxycontin, oxynorm etc is REALLY freakin’ addictive and their sudden withdrawal (sorry!) from the market and the place is flooded with smack! Always worried me as a lifelong chronic suffer on opioids that this way madness lies. Certainly it is killing off folks. Tom was touring with a fractured hip!? Shheesh! When are we going to get legislation that controls such meds like here in the UK? Oh yes we are going there too. Our NHS and controlled legislation will soon give way to the profit motive of capitalism gone mad and you will be able to score anything and end up taking several drugs at once despite any contraindications (see Prince, Tom, Michael, heck Elvis et al)

    By swappers on Jan 20, 2018

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