Tom Petty Box Set of Unreleased Music Set for Fall Release

Tom Petty: American Treasure will contain 60 unreleased performances.

I can hear the boy in the corduroy pants singing on my supernatural radio. SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio announced American Treasure, a box set full of previously unreleased Tom Petty music, will be released on September 28, according to Variety. The collection will include an unreleased song called “Keep a Little Soul,” recorded in 1982, which was debuted on SiriusXM.

The four-CD box set was curated by Petty’s wife Dana York, daughter Adria, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and longtime Petty engineer Ryan Ulate. It will feature 60 tracks of unreleased live and studio material from all phases of Petty’s career. American Treasures will also feature other artists interpreting Petty songs. No word on who will be singing what yet, we have to wait until the Doomsday Clock on the wall at Tom Petty’s official site clicks to a close.

The last album Petty released under his own name was 2014’s Hypnotic Eye. He also contributed to 2016’s Mudcrutch 2 with members of the band he was in before he broke with the Heartbreakers band.

An American Treasure marks the first posthumous album of Petty material since the singer died of an accidental overdose at his home in Malibu on October 2, 2017. Petty had been prescribed drugs to treat emphysema, knee issues and a fractured hip. “On the day he died, he was informed his hip had graduated to a full-on break,” Dana and Adria Petty wrote in a statement. “It is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his overuse of medication.”

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A less expensive two-CD set will also be available for purchase.

American Treasure will be released on September 28.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.