Fans are chomping at the bit for the October 16th release of the Tom Petty box set, Wildflowers & All The Rest. The “Deluxe Edition” features 15 home studio recordings made by Petty and is rounded-off with 14 live performances of songs from Wildflowers, recorded on various tours from 1995 to 2017, along with 16 studio recordings of alternate takes of Wildflower’s songs.
Rick Rubin, Petty’s co-producer for the set spoke about the album, which resulted in over 60-hours of recorded music and a 25-track original double album delivered to Warner Bros. Records. Rubin recalled the nine-month process in creating Wildflowers, telling The Los Angeles Times, “We sat in office chairs and Tom would either play me recorded demos or play new songs on acoustic guitar. We returned to Tom’s roots, his comfort zone, with musicians making a human connection in the moment.”