Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All The Rest (Deluxe Edition) (2020) [Hi-Res]

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Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All The Rest (Deluxe Edition) (2020) [Hi-Res]

FLAC, Lossless 24-44 | Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter | 2.66 Gb

More than a quarter-century after Tom Petty's Wildflowers was first released, it can finally be heard the way the singer-songwriter intended. When he turned in 25 songs, hoping for a double album, Warner Bros. asked him to pare it down to one. But just three years past his death, his family and Heartbreakers bandmates Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell (technically a solo release, Wildflowers features most of the band) have restored the record to its original glory and added in a trove of home demos, alternate takes and live tracks-some 70 songs in all. Produced by Rick Rubin while Petty's decades-old marriage was crumbling and he was reportedly battling heroin addiction, the 1994 release remains one of the all- great break-up records; heard all together, the extended LP (the All The Rest part is produced Petty's long eeer Ryan Ulyate) Petty is a deeper devastating beauty. "New" tracks like the Byrds-y "Leave Viia Alone," tender "Something Could Happen" and psychedelic Beatles-meets-Wall of Sound "Somewhere Under Heaven" are a comfortable coda to classics such as "You Don't Know How It Feels" and "It's Good to Be King." Extra track "Hope You Never" is a gorgeous, direct complement to old favorite "Only a Broken Heart." As perfect as the original album has always played, it's hard to imagine not including the swaying After the Gold Rush-esque "Hung Up & Overdue" (with backing vocals by Beach Boy Carl Wilson) or sunny, jangling "California" (which also shows up in a demo version, with a telling extra verse: "Don't forgive my past/ I forgive my enemy/ Don't know if it lasts/ Gotta just wait and see"). Dig into the home recordings, and it's an even bigger mystery why the harmonica-inflected "There Goes Angela" and plaintive "There's a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)" weren't contenders over, say, the Celtic-flavored "Don't Fade on Me." Chalk part of that first-listen awe up to the intimacy of these solo demos, which also cast a new, revelatory light on the gently folksy title track and "You Don't Know How It Feels." Live non-album favorites "Girl on LSD" and "Drivin' Down to Georgia" are captured here, along with a blistering "Honey Bee" and lovely takes on "You Wreck Me" and "Crawling Back to You." Tench has recalled Petty calling Wildflowers "the best record we ever made." Now it's even better. © Shelly Ridenour

01. Wildflowers (2014 Remaster) (3:12)

02. You Don't Know How It Feels (2014 Remaster) (4:48)

03. to Move On (2014 Remaster) (3:15)

04. You Wreck Me (2014 Remaster) (3:22)

05. It's Good to Be King (2014 Remaster) (5:11)

06. Only a Broken Heart (2014 Remaster) (4:31)

07. Honey Bee (2014 Remaster) (4:58)

08. Don't Fade on Me (2014 Remaster) (3:31)

09. Hard on Me (2014 Remaster) (3:47)

10. Cabin Down Below (2014 Remaster) (2:51)

11. To Find a Friend (2014 Remaster) (3:23)

12. A Higher Place (2014 Remaster) (3:55)

13. House in the Woods (2014 Remaster) (5:30)

14. Crawling Back to You (2014 Remaster) (5:04)

15. Wake Up (2014 Remaster) (5:20)

16. Something Could Happen (4:35)

17. Leave Viia Alone (4:15)

18. Climb That Hill Blues (2:33)

19. Confusion Wheel (4:19)

20. California (2:37)

21. Harry Green (3:53)

22. Hope You Never (3:03)

23. Somewhere Under Heaven (4:38)

24. Climb That Hill (3:33)

25. Hung Up and Overdue (6:00)

26. There Goes Angela (Dream Away) [Home Recording] (3:49)

27. You Don't Know How It Feels (Home Recording) (4:41)

28. California (Home Recording) (3:39)

29. A Feeling of Peace (Home Recording) (4:32)

30. Leave Viia Alone (Home Recording) (3:47)

31. Crawling Back to You (Home Recording) (4:10)

32. Don't Fade on Me (Home Recording) (3:28)

33. Confusion Wheel (Home Recording) (4:18)

34. A Higher Place (Home Recording) (3:16)

35. There's a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel) [Home Recording] (3:38)

36. To Find a Friend (Home Recording) (3:27)

37. Only a Broken Heart (Home Recording) (3:50)

38. Wake Up (Home Recording) (5:40)

39. Hung Up and Overdue (Home Recording) (2:48)

40. Wildflowers (Home Recording) (2:52)

41. You Don't Know How It Feels (Live) (7:02)

42. Honey Bee (Live) (5:21)

43. To Find a Friend (Live) (3:55)

44. Walls (Live) (3:22)

45. Crawling Back to You (Live) (5:07)

46. Cabin Down Below (Live) (2:52)

47. Drivin' Down to Georgia (Live) (6:23)

48. House in the Woods (Live) (5:37)

49. Girl on LSD (Live) (5:04)

50. to Move On (Live) (2:46)

51. Wake Up (Live) (5:33)

52. It's Good to Be King (Live) (11:38)

53. You Wreck Me (Live) (5:45)

54. Wildflowers (Live) (4:17)




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