Out Now: ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest,’ a Deluxe Edition of Tom Petty’s Heralded 1994 Album (Listen/Buy)

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Today, Oct. 16, sees the awaited release of Wildflowers & All the Rest, a deluxe edition release of the 1994 solo album from Tom Petty that the late singer/songwriter considered one of his favorite releases.

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The story of Wildflowers is one promising a wealth of unheard material. The original album sessions with Tom Petty and co-producers Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell yielded a double-CD with 25 songs, but “his label advised restraint,” per a press release. Years later, Petty mentioned ongoing plans for a Wildflowers revisit, and now it’s finally here.


Tom’s vision of the project is becoming a reality due to the commitment of his loving family, bandmates and collaborators who helped unearth many previously unheard gems. The compilation was curated by Tom’s daughters, Adria and Annakim Petty and his wife Dana Petty who call it, “Many, many hours of pure sonic joy,” as well as Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate. Together they stewarded the warmth Tom created through his music and relationship to his fans.

Go behind-the-scenes with this project on CBS This Morning earlier this week — featuring Petty’s daughter, Adria, and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell:

For fans of Tom Petty’s unrivaled career and legacy, Wildflowers was a crucial moment, a key artistic expression from him — and this new revisiting presents an even more complete picture of who he was when he was at the top of his game.

Listen to Wildflowers & All the Rest below, via Spotify.

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