Tom Petty – Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) - Limited Edition Gold Vinyl 2LP
Release Date: 16 April 2021
Limited Edition Gold Vinyl 2LP
Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) - the latest offering of Tom Petty music, curated with help from his
loving family, bandmates and collaborators - will be released on April 16 via Warner Records. The tracks,
which were previously released on the limited-edition Super Deluxe version of 2020’s Wildflowers & All The
Rest, will now be available on standalone CD & vinyl and digitally for the first time.
The first track to be released is “You Saw Me Comin’,” a previously unreleased song and recording from 1992
and the final track on the collection, which will be premiering alongside a video directed by Joel Kazuo
Knoernschild and Katie Malia. Reflecting upon recording “You Saw Me Comin’” for Wildflowers, Heartbreaker
Benmont Tench notes, “There’s this kind of longing in the song, in the way that he wrote the chord structure,
the melody and the lyrics. It’s wistful, and it would have been the perfect way to end the disc.”
Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) follows Wildflowers & All The Rest which was hailed by Rolling Stone
as “the definitive artistic statement that newly illuminates one of the most fruitful, inspired periods of the
American legend’s career,” and by Variety, who called it “the best and most justified boxed set of this kind
since the Beatles’ White Album compendium.” In fact, the songs on Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)
first initiated the estate’s discovery and curation process for the larger project.
Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and
jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize
the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as
well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended.
The collection was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245
reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process and finding the group willing
to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.
01 A Higher Place 02 Hard on Me 03 Cabin Down Below 04 Crawling Back To You
05 Only a Broken Heart 06 Drivin’ Down To Georgia 07 You Wreck Me 08 It’s Good to Be King
09 House in The Woods 10 Honey Bee 11 Girl On LSD 12 Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)
13 Wildflowers 14 Don’t Fade on Me 15 Wake Up Time 16 You Saw Me Comin’