The Petty Archives

Picture This: Van Halen, Petty, McLachlan Release DVDs
By Eileen Fitzpatrick
Billboard - October 30, 1999

HOME CONCERTS: A new concert film from Tom Petty and bonus track from Van Halen highlight Warner Reprise's November DVD schedule.

"Van Halen Video Hits: Volume 1" will be released on Nov. 2, with the bonus track "Without You," only available on DVD. A VHS version without the track was previously released.

The 67-minute program, priced at $24.99, features the classic Van Halen tracks "Jump," "Hot for Teacher," and "Right Now." It is the companion piece to the group's double-platinum greatest-hits album, "Best Of."

On Nov. 9, the label will release "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: High Grass Dogs -- Live From The Fillmore."

Filmed at the legendary San Francisco venue in March 1999, the program is the first concert film made of the band since 1992. Priced at $24,98, the program is also available on VHS for $19.98.

The video features 19 songs encompassing Petty's career, from "Breakdown" to 1999's "Free Girl Now."

Available now from BMG Entertainment is an extensive concert program from Sarah McLachlan. "Mirrorball" contains 25 tracks for more than two hours of concert performance from the Grammy Award winner.

In addition, the DVD contains multiple camera angles, a scrapbook, and photo gallery. The 10 bonus tracks are "Intro (Last Dance)," "Plenty," "Witness," "Wait," "Ice," "Mary," "Elsewhere," "Vox," "Into the Fire," and "Credits (Last Dance)" round out the special features.

The disc was produced by Bob Gourley of Nettmedia, a division of Nettwerk Records, with technical support from Crush Digital Video.