Out Now: ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ from Tom Petty, a Companion Piece to ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ (Stream)

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Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) is a new collection of material from Tom Petty that first surfaced on the limited edition Super Deluxe 9-LP version of Wildflowers & All the Rest, which was released in mid-October as an elaborate commemorative revisiting of Petty‘s acclaimed 1994 solo album.

The new release, curated by his family, bandmates and collaborators, marks the songs’ first appearance on digital streaming platforms, as well. A black vinyl edition will follow on May 7.

After weeks of anticipation, Finding Wildflowers is available now.

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A music video for “You Saw Me Comin'” was released in connection with this deluxe set:

More details on Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), per a news release:

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.

The result is a masterful collection that works seamlessly in concert with the original Wildflowers & All the Rest, a loving revisiting of a record Tom Petty considered one of his favorite releases.

Listen to Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) below.

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