The Petty Archives

The Beat: For Petty's Sake: Another Boxed Set?
By Melinda Newman
Billboard - November 18, 1995

THIS AND THAT: "Playback 1973-1993," a six-CD/cassette boxed set chronicling Tom Petty's career will come out later this month. The package contains material through Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' greatest hits. Unlike some sets that offer only a few previously unavailable tracks, this collection is a veritable treasure trove for true Petty fans. One disc contains 15 B-sides, none of which were available in the U.S. before npw; another disc includes previously unreleased performances; while a third disc contains unreleased recorded material not released previously.