Music | Posthumous albums recall the two superstars
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 10/16/18, 03:20 pm
The posthumous careers of Tom Petty and Prince have begun.
Petty’s began on Sept. 28 with the release of An American Treasure (Reprise), four CDs’ worth of meticulously curated outtakes, live performances, alternate versions, early takes, remastered “deep cuts,” and other esoterica culled from Petty’s solo, Heartbreakers, and Mudcrutch recordings. It has everything, in other words, but the Traveling Wilburys (and the singles—those are what Geffen’s forthcoming The Best of Everything is for).