Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Earlier this year, the Classic Albums DVD series put out a really cool documentary on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' amazing album Damn The Torpedoes. Maybe that gave his former label the idea to reissue a deluxe version of the album. Unlike, say, Bruce Springsteen's Darkness On The Edge Of Town, there weren't a hell of a lot of extra songs.  But like Darkness, perfect at 10 songs, Torpedoes is perfect at 9.

Still, this deluxe reissue is fun: it has a few outtakes that we've heard before (like "Casa Dega") and at least one that I'd never heard ("Nowhere"). A couple of demos and some live tracks rounding it out. It's cool stuff, but really, I'll probably always just want to reach out for the album itself.  It's classic perfect, and doesn't need anything added or subtracted.  And that said, the reissue and DVD make a great gift for the Petty friend in your life!

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