The upcoming Tom Petty box set An American Treasure is just the tip of the iceberg of releases being considered by the Petty camp, says Mike Campbell.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac guitarist says the band hopes to a live album from their 20-show residency at The Fillmore in San Francisco in 1997. Campbell calls that stint “almost the pinnacle of the band just being totally spontaneous night to night to night.” Although seven cuts from it were included on the Live Anthology set, there’s obviously plenty more, since all the shows were recorded, many with special guests.
Campbell says the Wildflowers box set Petty often mentioned is in the works. Rolling Stone notes that the original album was cut down from a double-disc set, so there’s lots of leftovers.
He also mentions that all the band’s shows for the last 15 years were digitally recorded. It sounds like a treasure trove, but Campbell plays it down a bit, saying that many of the set lists are the same and they only want to release the very best of it.
Finally, he mentions the possibility of more deluxe editions of important albums from the band’s catalog, saying they’ll do it “if there’s a market for something like that.”