We’re bringing six more live Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tracks to the Rock Band Music Library this week. This brings the number of tracks we have from the group’s The Live Anthology album, which was released this fall, to 12. The album includes songs spanning over 30 years of concerts, from 1978 to 2007. I’m personally blown away by this. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were touring and playing some of what is now considered quintessential classic rock before most of you reading this were probably born. “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Pack 02” includes live recordings of “A Woman in Love,” “Breakdown,” “Century City,” “Jammin' Me,” “Nightwatchman” and “The Waiting.”
We also have “Blue Jeans,” from Philadelphia-based rockers Silvertide, and we’re debuting Phoenix to the Rock Band universe this week. If you guys haven’t checked out this band yet, do it! The French indie rockers are nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Album for their 2009 release, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. HMXkatattack and I got to see them live in New York City in the fall and WHOA! They put on a great show, the songs are fun and danceable, and I’m psyched to try out my French accent when playing them in Rock Band. Two songs from the Grammy-nominated album are coming to Rock Band – “1901” and “Lisztomania.” I’ve been listening to the band as I’ve been writing this, and I am going to go home and download the album tonight. So catchy!
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack 02” and as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Individual tracks are $1.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and $2 on the Wii. The pack is $9.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The tracks will be available January 19 on Xbox 360 and Wii and January 21 on PlayStation 3.
To discuss this DLC, check out the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.