2006/10/20 Sacramento, CA AUD source #2

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (with Stevie Nicks)
West Sacramento, CA
Raley Field
2006-10-20

Traded this audience recording over a decade ago so don’t have the information. Please do not sell.

Converted from WAV to FLAC.

In honor of what would have been Tom Petty’s 68th birthday today, here is the last show that Tom and the Heartbreakers ever played on his birthday: October 20, 2006. This is one of the last shows of the long 2006 tour that doubled as a 30th anniversary celebration and a promotion of Tom’s solo album ‘Highway Companion.’ To celebrate their anniversary, the band doesn’t really dig deep into their catalogue and instead covers songs in honor of their influences (The Yardbirds’ version of “I’m a Man” and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”). To promote ‘Highway Companion,’ the band does “Saving Grace” early on in the show as well as a more electric version of “Down South.”
I remember back in the day on the official TPHB message board that fans were planning when and how they were going to sing happy birthday to Tom at this show; you can hear the fan-led effort at the end of “Oh Well.” Luckily, Stevie Nicks performed alongside the band at this show and led an official birthday sing-along effort – complete with cake from a Mad Hatter – before singing “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “I Need to Know,” and “Insider” with the band.
Long Live TP.
Enjoy!
-mike mono

01 Listen to her Heart
02 Mary Jane’s Last Dance
03 I Won’t Back Down
04 Free Fallin’
05 Saving Grace
06 I’m a Man
07 Oh Well
08 Handle with Care
09 Band intros and Happy Birthday
10 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around *
11 I Need to Know *
12 It’s Good to be King
13 Down South
14 Insider *
15 Learning to Fly *
16 Don’t Come Around Here No More *
17 Refugee
18 Runnin’ Down a Dream
19 You Wreck Me
20 Mystic Eyes
21 American Girl *

  • with Stevie Nicks

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  1. This may be my recording Aud>Core Directionals>Sony MZR900>Cool Edit>WAV>Flac Recorded about 50 feet from the stage near center On my recording the first couple of songs you can hear a monster sized dude on steroids yelling at people, at parts of the show you can hear him yelling at people and getting into fights.

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  2. I verified that this is my recording (and not a great one at that). Here’s the original info file

    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
    October 20, 2006
    Raley Field, Sacramento, CA
    With Stevie Nicks

    Aud>Core Directionals>Sony MZR900>Cool Edit>WAV>Flac Recorded about 50 feet from the stage near center

    recorded by Mike_markov@yahoo.com

    I was having a conversion issue that I was unaware of, I just thought I was not getting good recordings
    of late, this show is with a corrected setup and it shows. I will have to go back and redo the last
    5-6 shows I recorded and repost but I think it will be worth it.

    This was just one fun show. It was Tom’s birthday and that plays a big part, I looked it up and
    he turned 53 in one report, the local paper said he was 56 and Tom said he was 29.

    The crowd started moving in for this one, the first few songs have the ‘roid rage monster next
    to us yelling at people to move as you will hear. I thought he was going to get into a fight at least 3 times
    and you may even catch the “F* you guys” that led to 2 altercations. Of course RRM (for short) stood in front
    of me blocking a clear shot at the PA system, it was pretty loud so I think that helped matters.

    I have to point out kudos for the Raley Field security staff, they kept the ailse clear and worked really
    hard to make the event enjoyable. I will return to the venue any chance I get.

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