Go Behind-The-Scenes of Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest’ with a Roundtable Conversation Moderated by David Fricke

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On Oct. 16, the estate of Tom Petty released Wildflowers & All the Rest, a special deluxe edition re-release of Petty’s famed 1994 album — one the late singer/songwriter considered a favorite of his musical releases. It was made available in a variety of formats for fans of all interest levels:

Click here to purchase Wildflowers & All the Rest on 2-CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here for the 4-CD Deluxe Edition

Click here for the 3-LP set
Click here for the Deluxe 7-LP box set

In connection with the Wildflowers release, the Petty crew put together a Q&A session that streamed on the official Petty Facebook page. The special guests featured in the conversation included Adria Petty (his daughter, who had extensive involvement in the Wildflowers release) and producers Ryan Ulyate and George Drakoulias, Blaze Ben Brooks and Nick Steinhardt. Moderated by noted rock journalist/Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke, the whole thing’s a treat for Petty fans.

Watch it below:

The story of Wildflowers is one promising a wealth of unheard material. The original album sessions with Tom Petty and co-producers Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell yielded a double-CD with 25 songs, but “his label advised restraint,” per a press release. Years later, Petty mentioned ongoing plans for a Wildflowers revisit, and now it’s finally here.


Tom’s vision of the project is becoming a reality due to the commitment of his loving family, bandmates and collaborators who helped unearth many previously unheard gems. The compilation was curated by Tom’s daughters, Adria and Annakim Petty and his wife Dana Petty who call it, “Many, many hours of pure sonic joy,” as well as Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate. Together they stewarded the warmth Tom created through his music and relationship to his fans.

Go behind-the-scenes with this project on CBS This Morning from last week — featuring Petty’s daughter, Adria, and Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell:

Listen to Wildflowers & All the Rest below, via Spotify.


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