1977/05/30 Sportpark Burgemeester Damen, Geleen, The Netherlands FM

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Pinkpop Festival
Sportpark Burgemeester Damen, Geleen, The Netherlands


From the collection of Hans de Vente

Transfer by Hans: FM > Cassette > Nakamichi Dragon > Audacity > WAV (24/96) > FLAC (L5)
Edits: FLAC > TLH > WAV (16/44) > Audacity (static removed, normalized, and split tracks) > unknown > FLAC

  1. Jaguar and Thunderbird
  2. American Girl
  3. Fooled Again
  4. Breakdown

Total time 17:59

Tom Petty – lead vocals, guitar
Mike Campbell – guitars
Benmont Tench – keyboards
Ron Blair – bass
Stan Lynch – drums


Comments (not mine):
Here is a short set by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers recorded at the Pinkpop Festival on May 30, 1977. Petty and the band were on their first tour of Europe, opening shows for Nils Lofgren. This is one of Hans de Vente’s tapes that he digitized a few years back. As Hans put his tapes up as one single flac file, I chaptered it into individual songs and spent a couple of hours removing radio static one pop at a time in Audacity. There was a large drop-out in Jaguar and Thunderbird and I blended it back together; you can still hear it but itís less jarring. Sound quality is Very Good FM. It’s a nice, rockin’ set, and like a lot of opening acts trying to work their way up to the top, they’re “ON” for the entire performance.

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