RNR News and Notes

In 1994 Tom Petty released the stunning album Wildflowers.  And apparently, the late rocker's estate has plans for a Wildflowers celebratory release - an “exhaustive chronicle of the making of one of Petty’s most enduring albums.”

 

Teasing the release, the estate has shared a recently discovered home recording of  “You Don’t Know How It Feels” from the Wildflowers album.  

 

Petty’s daughter Adria told Rolling Stone of the archival find

 

"My dad’s demos were always really awesome ... They were a good guiding light in the Wildflowers sessions. And this one has a right-out-of-the-box feeling to it...The family and all our engineers and the Heartbreakers have been circling around this project and making it as delightful and completist as possible. We’re really pleased to be able to share the second half of the Wildflowers double album. But there are also completist versions of how the sessions evolved. My dad was prolific at that time and there was so much recording done. Coming off the ‘Last Dance with Mary Jane’ session, it was a compete evolution of how dad recorded and how he made space for his own feelings. Wildflowers was very personal for him. He wasn’t hiding behind anything.”

 

Tom Petty - You Don't Know How It Feels (Home Recording)