Wildflowers & All the Rest

Wildflowers & All the Rest

by Tom Petty
Wildflowers & All the Rest

Wildflowers & All the Rest

by Tom Petty

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Promised for years prior to Tom Petty's untimely death in 2017, Wildflowers & All the Rest expands the rocker's beloved 1994 album Wildflowers into a comprehensive box, one filled with outtakes, demos, home recordings, and live performances. Petty originally delivered Wildflowers as a double-CD set to Warner Bros., but the label convinced him that it'd be easier to market a single disc, albeit one that ran the length of a double LP. Despite his acquiescence, the original uncut Wildflowers nagged at Petty, so he started to assemble a deluxe edition in the 2010s. It sadly didn't come to fruition until after his death, but Wildflowers & All the Rest does explain why the project stayed on his mind: there really was a wealth of good material left in the vault. A handful of these songs snuck out on the 1996 soundtrack to Edward Burns' romantic comedy She's the One ("California," "Hope You Never," "Hung Up and Overdue, "Climb That Hill," which is also present here as a solo acoustic blues), while Petty gave "Leave Virginia Alone" to Rod Stewart, so about half of the material is known to hardcore fans yet context means a lot here. Hearing these five songs with five excavated tracks alongside the original album confirms this was a purple patch for Petty, one where he was writing strong material executed with vigor by most of the Heartbreakers under the eye of Rick Rubin. With the notable exception of "Somewhere Under Heaven," where trebly guitars race each other up the mountain, most of the unheard material here skews toward the slower, softer side, underscoring the homespun illusion of the proper album. While the released album benefits from its savvy sequencing, where rockers provide a bit of a lift on each side, everything on this supplementary disc is cut from the same cloth as Wildflowers; it accentuates the original album, it doesn't detract from it. Outside of the companion disc, Wildflowers & All the Rest delivers a collection of sturdy, direct home recordings and a robust live disc that collects concert performances of the songs scattered throughout the years. A super deluxe set running five CDs and nine LPs contains another disc of alternate versions; here, there's an alternate version of "Girl on LSD," but the original B-side version of the song is oddly nowhere to be found on the box. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2020
Label: Warner Bros. / Warner Music / Warner Records
UPC: 0093624899112
Rank: 16466


Disc 1

  1. Wildflowers
  2. You Don't Know How It Feels
  3. Time to Move On
  4. You Wreck Me
  5. It's Good to Be King
  6. Only a Broken Heart
  7. Honey Bee
  8. Don't Fade on Me
  9. Hard on Me
  10. Cabin Down Below
  11. To Find a Friend
  12. A Higher Place
  13. House in the Woods
  14. Crawling Back to You
  15. Wake Up Time

Disc 2

  1. Something Could Happen
  2. Leave Virginia Alone
  3. Climb That Hill Blues
  4. Confusion Wheel
  5. California
  6. Harry Green
  7. Hope You Never
  8. Somewhere Under Heaven
  9. Climb That Hill
  10. Hung Up and Overdue

Disc 3

  1. There Goes Angela (Dream Away) [Home Recording]
  2. You Don't Know How It Feels [Home Recording]
  3. California [Home Recording]
  4. A Feeling of Peace [Home Recording]
  5. Leave Virginia Alone [Home Recording]
  6. Crawling Back to You [Home Recording]
  7. Don't Fade on Me [Home Recording]
  8. Confusion Wheel [Home Recording]
  9. A Higher Place [Home Recording]
  10. There's a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel) [Home Recording]
  11. To Find a Friend [Home Recording]
  12. Only a Broken Heart [Home Recording]
  13. Wake Up Time [Home Recording]
  14. Hung Up and Overdue [Home Recording]
  15. Wildflowers [Home Recording]

Disc 4

  1. You Don't Know How It Feels [Live]
  2. Honey Bee [Live]
  3. To Find a Friend [Live]
  4. Walls [Live]
  5. Crawling Back to You [Live]
  6. Cabin Down Below [Live]
  7. Drivin' Down to Georgia [Live]
  8. House in the Woods [Live]
  9. Girl on LSD [Live]
  10. Time to Move On [Live]
  11. Wake Up Time [Live]
  12. It's Good to Be King [Live]
  13. You Wreck Me [Live]
  14. Wildflowers [Live]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Petty   Primary Artist,Bass,Lead,Organ,Piano,Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Beat Box,Harmonica,Tambourine,Harpsichord,Lead Vocals,Guitar (Bass),Vocal Harmony,Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Electric),Vocals (Background)
Gary Herbig   Saxophone
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Mellotron,Orchestra,Chamberlin,Tack Piano,Harp Guitar,Harpsichord,Synthesizer,Piano (Grand),Piano (Electric),Vocals (Background)
Ron Blair   Guitar,Guitar (Bass)
Charley Webb   Vocals (Background)
Hattie Webb   Vocals (Background)
Stan Lynch   Drums
Steve McLaughlin   Orchestra
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Kim Hutchcroft   Saxophone
Carl Wilson   Vocals,Vocals (Background)
Mike Campbell   Soloist,Mandolin,Coral Sitar,Harpsichord,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Bass),Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Electric),Bass,Drums,Organ,Piano,Guitar
Michael Kamen   Conductor,Orchestra
Phil Jones   Percussion,Tambourine
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
John Pierce   Bass,Guitar (Bass)
Ringo Starr   Drums
Lenny Castro   Percussion,Tambourine
Howie Epstein   Bass,Vocals,Guitar (Bass),Vocal Harmony,Vocals (Background)
Scott Thurston   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocal Harmony,Vocals (Background)
Marty Rifkin   Pedal Steel,Guitar (Steel)

Technical Credits

George Drakoulias   Consultant,Instrumentation
Steve Holroyd   Assistant Engineer
Joe Barresi   Assistant Engineer
Ryan Ulyate   Mixing,Producer,Recording
Kenji Nakai   Assistant Engineer
Alan Weidel   Logistics,Equipment Manager
Robert Sebree   Photography
Martyn Atkins   Design,Photography,Art Direction
Robert Scovill   Engineer,Recording
John Hausmann   Engineer,Recording
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering,Mastering Engineer
Steve McLaughlin   Engineer
Biff Dawes   Engineer,Recording
Bob Loftus   Assistant Engineer
Kim Hutchcroft   Producer
Mike Campbell   Composer,Producer
Michael Kamen   Orchestration
David Bianco   Engineer
Benmont Tench   Orchestration,Scientific Assistant
Jeff Sheehan   Assistant Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Kenji Nasai   Mixing Engineer,Mixing Assistant
Steve Holyrod   Assistant Engineer
Clif Norrell   Engineer
Greg Looper   Engineer,Recording
Jim Scott   Engineer
Richard Dodd   Mixing,Engineer,Mixing Engineer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Tom Petty   Mixing,Composer,Engineer,Producer,Recording
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