The waterfall of unreleased tracks that Tom Petty left among his files continues to emerge after his death, this time on the occasion of the reissue of the album Wildflowers, which will be released on October 16 with new attractions like the song Leave Virginia Alone.
Warner Music has reported this Thursday that it is one of the ten songs that the famous American musician and performer did not include in the repertoire end of the aforementioned album.
Composed in February 1993, in the first bars of the preparation of Wildflowers, is now when finally sees the light in both audio and video formats thanks to the production directed by photographer Mark Seliger and Petty’s daughter, Adria.
Well they chased her down the alley
And over the hill to steal her will
Watch the full video for ‘Leave Virginia Alone’ directed by Mark Seliger & Adria Petty #ComeFindAllTheResthttps://t.co/s8RZ0ERr4rpic.twitter.com/5yadAWdLiO
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 1, 2020
One year after being written the album was released, which featured Mike Campbell and famed Rick Rubin in production And, although it is not considered a work with The Heartbreakers, the truth is that practically the entire band participated in it.
On the suggestions of a Warner executive, who considered that releasing a double disc would have been “too long”, it was finally released with 15 of the 25 songs Petty had prepared junto a Campbell.
Its author never forgot those themes parked and in the months prior to his death he was engaged precisely in recovery of the project as originally planned.
The selection of the repertoire has been made by his wife Dana and his daughters Adria and Annakim, along with the members of The Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. The disc has been produced by Tom Petty’s regular engineer, Ryan Ulyate.
It will reach the market in various formats, the most complete of which, called Wildflowers & All The Rest – Deluxe Edition, will contain in total 54 songs, with abundant unreleased material between completely unknown subjects, models, versions and live cuts.
The author of Free Fallindied in October 2017, when he was 66 years old, after suffering an opioid overdose at his home in Los Angeles, turned into an emblem of American rock.
With more than 40 years of experience with his faithful band, with whom he launched his debut Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (1976), he also collaborated with other myths such as Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and George Harrison in the “supergroup” The Traveling Wilburys.