Watch a New Video for “Drivin’ Down to Georgia” from Tom Petty; ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ Out Now


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“Drivin’ Down to Georgia” is a previously unreleased song from Tom Petty recorded in 1992 that was included in the recent Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), a companion piece of sorts to last October’s Wildflowers & All the Rest, an expanded edition of Petty’s acclaimed 1994 solo album.

On Thursday, a new music video for “Drivin’ Down to Georgia” was premiered. Directed by Alison Tavel and featuring archival footage from Martyn Atkins and Heartbreaker Ron Blair, it can be seen below:

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More details on Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), per a news release:

Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended.

The collection was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245 reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process and finding the group willing to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.

The result is a masterful collection that works seamlessly in concert with the original Wildflowers & All the Rest, a loving revisiting of a record Tom Petty considered one of his favorite releases.

Listen to Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) below.


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