The Petty Archives

Greatest Hits Invade Shelves
By Paula Molaro
The Delphian - Wednesday, February 12, 1986

Pack Up the Plantation: Live! is the latest release from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and is one step above the usual greatest hits menagerie. The entire album was recorded live on Petty's most recent Southern Accents tour and packed the traditional Heartbreaker anthems: The Waiting, Breakdown, You Got Lucky, and Refugee. It too has Petty performing never recorded material: So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star, Don't Bring Me Down, Shout, and Needles and Pins. It's so good to hear these songs live and Petty does them justice. This double album may just be the next best thing to being there.