Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Pack Up The Plantation: Live!

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Vinyl

Pack Up The Plantation – Live! is the first live album released by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. It was released in 1985 on as a double LP on MCA Records featuring 15 songs. The songs were taken from the film of the same name, so you could call this a soundtrack of sorts. Multiple live shows were used for the audio for this release, but the bulk was recorded at the Wiltern Theatre in LA. The only tracks recorded elsewhere were “Stories We Could Tell” from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, “Rockin’ Around (With You)” from the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA, “Shout” from the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, OH, “Needles And Pins” from The Forum in LA and “Don’t Bring Me Down” from the Paradise Club in Boston.

I have no idea how many copies were pressed any of the pressings, but all copies (non promos), regardless of country of origin or pressing, were done on black vinyl and come in a gatefold jacket. In all there are 12 different pressings of this, all from various countries including the USA (three different pressings), UK, Canada (3 different pressings), Portugal, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Here are the ways to tell apart the multiple pressings from each country. For the U.S. pressing; one is part of the Columbia Record Club, so it has ‘CRC’ printed on the right side of each center label, another has a different address printed on it (100 Universal City Plaza) and is considered the “Pickneyville Pressing,” and the last is the standard pressing that has the main business address printed on it, 70 Universal City Plaza. The Canadian pressing has the standard, Record Club and promo pressings. The promo pressing is the same as the standard pressing except for the promo stamp on the back of the jacket. The record club pressing has manufactured by Columbia House printed on it and the standard pressing is simply the standard pressing and has not significant variations or deviations.

Here is the track listing:

Side A:

  1. So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star
  2. Needles And Pins
  3. The Waiting
  4. Breakdown

Side B:

  1. American Girl
  2. It Ain’t Nothing To Me
  3. Insider
  4. Rockin’ Around (With You)

Side C:

  1. Refugee
  2. I Need To Know
  3. Southern Accents
  4. Rebels

Side D:

  1. Don’t Bring Me Down
  2. You Got Lucky
  3. Shout
  4. Stories We Could Tell

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