Tom Petty – In The Coliseum: Live Radio Broadcast Jacksonville, FLorida 1987

Posted: July 6, 2015 in Vinyl
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Let Them Eat Vinyl, a label specializing is pressing live performance bootlegs has been on a roll lately. They re-pressed the long OOP Green Day radio broadcast from the early 90’s, and now they pressed a somewhat early (mid 80’s) Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers radio broadcast/live show. Live In The Coliseum: Live Radio Broadcast Jacksonville, Florida 1987 is pressed as double LP housed in a gatefold jacket. The jacket matches the style/layout of some of their previous radio broadcast releases; it’s black with a note from the producer (in the loosest sense) who put together the bootleg inside the gatefold.

No word on official pressing info, but some places have it listed as limited to 1,000 copies. take that number with a grain of salt, because it comes from a site where all their info is user submitted, where the user can easily get around the proof/evidence requirement by supplying bogus info. Basically they can fill out the fields with any link, even dead ones or fakes ones all together, and the info makes it past the watch dogs.

Audio quality does not leave a lot to be desired, surprisingly. Considering it’s a bootleg, the sound quality is pretty good. It can compete with legit releases that are mastered for vinyl, or have analog mastering. But with that said, don’t expect it to blow your mind. It’s still a live show, so it’s not perfect, even though it’s likely a sound board source. One song to check out, that is likely exclusive to this bootleg (at the very least this exact live version), is a cover of The Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go.”


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