Hear the Original Demo Version of Tom Petty’s ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels,’ from a Planned ‘Wildflowers’ Project

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On Friday, the Tom Petty estate rolled out a special surprise for fans: An original demo recording of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” the lead single from Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers.

More about this sparse demo recording, per a news release:

The demo, recorded in his home studio, is stunning and intimate. The song, well known for the lyric “Let’s Get To The Point, and Let’s Roll Another Joint” has slightly different lyrics. It shows an insight to his writing process and introduces a line from another favorite Wildflowers track “Crawling Back To You” stating, “most things I worry about never happen anyway.”

In introducing the demo on SiriusXM on Friday, Adria Petty said “The family and the band are in a joyful process of discovering the Wildflowers sessions and demos and wanted to share a tiny bit of that with the fans today.”

That “process of discovering the Wildflowers sessions and demos” mentioned on the radio pertains to a planned Wildflowers project, which is expected to be released later this year via Warner Bros.

“You Don’t Know How It Feels” was Petty’s final Top 40 hit, and is pretty much one of the signature songs of the late singer/songwriter‘s vaunted career.

This comes a week or so after the Tom Petty family issued a statement and cease-and-desist to the Trump administration after Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” was played at Trump’s campaign rally last weekend in Oklahoma:

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