by Tom Petty


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Under the guidance of producer Rick Rubin, Tom Petty turns in a stripped-down, subtle record with Wildflowers. Coming after two albums of Jeff Lynne-directed bombast, the very sound of the record is refreshing; Petty sounds relaxed and confident. Most of the songs are small gems, but a few are a little too laid-back, almost reaching the point of carelessness. Nevertheless, the finest songs here ("Wildflowers," "You Don't Know How It Feels," "It's Good to Be King," and several others) match the quality of his best material, making Wildflowers one of Petty's most distinctive and best albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624575924
catalogNumber: 45759
Rank: 1739

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Petty   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ringo Starr   Drums
Michael Kamen   Conductor
Carl Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Harpsichord,Slide Guitar,Coral Sitar
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Harmonium,Electric Piano,Mellotron,Tack Piano,Piano (Grand)
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Howie Epstein   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Gary Herbig   Saxophone
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Kim Hutchcroft   Saxophone
Phil Jones   Percussion
John Pierce   Bass
Marty Rifkin   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Producer
Michael Kamen   Orchestration
Mike Campbell   Producer
Benmont Tench   Orchestration
David Bianco   Engineer
Richard Dodd   Engineer
George Drakoulias   Contributor
Stephen McLaughlin   Engineer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Jim Scott   Engineer
Alan Weidel   Logistics,Equipment Manager
Martyn Atkins   Art Direction

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Wildflowers 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally thought that this was a good title. It has a good outlook on life and the lyrics are awesome. Especially the one where he says 'Its good to meet girls.' -Joe Friday
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album takes you on a ride from the first track, "Wildflowers", to the last, "Wake Up Time". It's full of beautiful guitar-work and heartfelt lyrics with some fun to sing along with ones, "You Don't Know How It Feels", to just plain good rockers "You Wreck Me". Great album-if you're a fan of Tom Petty or just love good music, this is a must.
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