Fans can watch a Tom Petty concert excerpt free on YouTube or buy the “Running Down The Dream” DVD or Blu-Ray

By Stephen Pate – For his 30th Anniversary Concert, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers returned to his home in Gainesville Florida for a concert filmed by director Peter Bogdanovich. Stevie Nicks is a guest vocalist during part of the concert.

You can watch an excerpt of the concert Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ‘Running Down The Dream” on YouTube free on your computer. It’s low res 240p so it looks awful on television. The YouTube sound is decent because it came from the DVD.

A better way to enjoy the concert is the 4-disk DVD Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Runnin’ Down A Dream (4-Disc Set) DVD.

The whole concert is on Disk 3 plus a documentary of Tom Petty’s career spanning 30 years with the band and touring with Bob Dylan.

It’s only a DVD but if your TV or receiver upscale it will be almost the same as 1080p. “Running Down The Dream” got a 5 star rating from over 100 buyers.

Here are songs they perform in the concert.

1.”Listen to Her Heart” (Tom Petty)2.”Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (Tom Petty)
3.”I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne)
4.”Free Fallin'” (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne)
5.”Saving Grace” (Tom Petty)
6.”I’m a Man” (Ellas McDaniel)
7.”Oh Well” (Peter Green)
8.”Handle with Care” (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty)
9.”Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Stevie Nicks) (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell)
10.”I Need to Know” (with Stevie Nicks) (Tom Petty)
11.”It’s Good to Be King” (Tom Petty)
12.”Down South” (Tom Petty)
13.”Southern Accents” (Tom Petty)
14.”Insider” (with Stevie Nicks) (Tom Petty)
15.”Learning to Fly” (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne)
16.”Don’t Come Around Here No More” (Tom Petty, Dave Stewart)
17.”Runnin’ Down a Dream” (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Mike Campbell)
18.”You Wreck Me” (Tom Petty, Mike Campbell)
19.”Mystic Eyes” (Van Morrison)
20.”American Girl” (Tom Petty)

Runnin’ Down A Dream DVD

You can also buy just the Runnin’ Down A Dream DVD (without the CD’s) for $23

Runnin’ Down A Dream (Blu-ray) (2010)

A slightly shorter film is also available on one Blu-Ray disc Runnin’ Down A Dream (Blu-ray), which has garnered the same glowing reviews. The Blu-Ray costs less than the DVD.  The sound on the Blu-Ray disc will be slightly better than the DVD but not 100% better.

Either the DVD or the Blu-Ray are awesome choices.

Playback DVD

If you want just the Tom Petty official hit videos, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Playback is awesome. Totally awesome. Some of his videos were ground breaking and look adventurous today.  “Playback” is a fave 2-disc DVD of mine. It’s a best of Tom Petty videos disc from the MTV days with all the great videos:

1.”Here Comes My Girl” (1979)
2.”Refugee” (1979)
3.”The Waiting” (1981)
4.”A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)” (1981)
5.”Insider” (1981)
6.”You Got Lucky” (1982)
7.”Change of Heart” (1982)
8.”Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985)
9.”Jammin’ Me” (1987)
10.”I Won’t Back Down” (1989)
11.”Runnin’ Down A Dream” (1989)
12.”Free Fallin'” (1989)
13.”A Face in the Crowd” (1990)
14.”Yer So Bad” (1990)
15.”Learning to Fly” (1991)
16.”Into the Great Wide Open” (1991)
17.”Mary Jane’s Last Dance” (1993)

Playback is also available as a 6-CD comprehensive box set of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Featured image credit – Delaware Online.