As I prepare to buy it…

…Petty Prepares Live CD/DVD
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ live prowess is the subject of the DVD/CD package “Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More.” Due July 22 from Warner Bros./Warner Home Video, the set captures the act at the onset of its 2002/2003 tour in support of last year’s “The Last DJ.”
The concert was filmed and recorded at Los Angeles’ Grand Olympic Auditorium on Oct. 16, one night after a Petty show at the same venue that was broadcast live on U.S. and Canadian radio stations and to select movie theaters in the U.S. The show later aired as a pay-per-view TV offering.
Like that night, the group performed the entirety of “The Last DJ” in order. Added for this show was a cover of Charles Calhoun’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and a version of Chuck Berry’s “Around and Around” that incorporates the Champs’ “Tequila.”
The DVD will feature the full show, while the CD will have an abbreviated track list, presumably due to the time constraint of the format. The DVD will also feature a backstage interview with Petty and the band, a television commercial spot for the album, and Web links.
Released in, “The Last DJ” debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 315,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In other news, Petty and the Heartbreakers recently taped a performance for the PBS series “Soundstage,” which is scheduled to air July 3. On July 10, PBS will also air an hour of the DVD as a special presentation.
The group will kick off a summer tour June 26 in Sioux Falls, S.D., and will be on the road through an Aug. 30 performance at the Jazz Aspen (Colo.) festival. Neil Young & Crazy Horse will headline the next day of the event. Other performers include Bo Diddley, Clint Black, Leftover Salmon, and the recently reunited Greyboy Allstars.
Here is the “Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More” DVD listing:
“The Last DJ”
“Money Becomes King”
“”When a Kid Goes Bad”
“Like a Diamond”
“Lost Children”
“Blue Sunday”
“You and Me”
“The Man Who Loves Women”
“Have Love Will Travel”
“Can’t Stop the Sun”
“Change of Heart”
“I Need to Know”
“Shake, Rattle and Roll”
“Around and Around” / “Tequila”
“Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
“You Wreck Me”