2008/07/05 Milwaukee, WI AUD

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
Marcus Amphitheater 
Milwaukee, Wi. 
July 5, 2008 

Source: Audio Technica AT-899 omnis => Edirol R-09 
Transfer: R-09 => WAV => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => WAV => FLAC (level 8) => MP3

Location: Beside stage, right side, 2nd row 

Track listing: 

Disc one (49:18): 
(1) You Wreck Me (5:13) 
(2) Listen To Her Heart (3:29) 
(3) Banter (0:38) 
(4) I Won’t Back Down (4:08) 
(5) Even The Losers (4:17) 
(6) Free Falling (5:10) 
(7) Banter (1:22) 
(8) Mary Jane’s Last Dance (6:34) 
(9) Sweet William (5:52) 
(10) The End of the Line (4:00) 
(11) Band introductions (1:55) 
(12) Breakdown (6:34) 

Disc two (62:52): 
(1) Saving Grace (9:05) 
(2) Honey Bee (5:46) 
(3) You Don’t Know How It Feels (7:53) 
(4) Learning To Fly (4:37) 
(5) Don’t Come Around Here No More (6:31) 
(6) Refugee (4:32) 
(7) Encore break (5:14) 
(8) Runnin’ Down A Dream (5:13) 
(9) Gloria (7:55) 
(10) American Girl (4:30) 
(11) Exit (1:32) 

Checksum file is included. 


Solid TP&HB show from their summer tour with Steve Winwood; this one got underway more than a half-hour late due to technical difficulties, which may have shortened the show by a track or two. Altogether a very solid show before a very appreciative audience; however, the lack of a Petty/Winwood “crossover” (Winwood has typically been joining the Heartbreakers mid-set to play two of his own songs) was a disappointment to me. Standard setlist for this part of the tour, but as always Petty never fails to deliver. 

The recording itself is pretty good; I was second row next to the stage, which is normally lethal for a taper. The sound was much better than usual up close due to unusual positioning of overhead speakers that pointed directly down on us; I’m sure it was even better 10 or 15 rows back, but I was very pleased with the recording. Because of rowdy neighbors in my assigned third-row seat, I moved up into the midst of the laminate-wearing “connected” fans in the second row, who were very courteous and quiet throughout the show. Balance and dynamics are pretty good — overall a very listenable recording (probably a B+). 

If you’re in a position to catch him on what may be his last major tour, you should definitely make it a point to do so — he’s always great even on an “average” night. 


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