Long-Awaited Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest Release Announced

The long wait is almost over as the release date for Tom Petty’s comprehensive collection Wildflowers & All The Rest is confirmed.

Towards the end of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ 40th anniversary tour, Tom Petty mentioned that his next big project would be to revisit his 1994 release, Wildflowers. When he initially worked on the masterpiece, he penned and recorded 25 songs with the vision of it being a double album. However, the record label advised against it, and it was released as a single album with just 15 of these songs included on it. 

Over the years, Petty mentioned wanting to reissue this album along with a Wildflowers tour to coincide with the release. He had always intended to release the second half of the album which would include the ten songs that were left off the original release, as well as five additional songs. 

Tom’s family, bandmates, and collaborators have worked to bring his vision to fruition, unearthing previously unheard songs. Wildflowers & All The Rest will be available from October 16 and is available to pre-order now.

Today, “Wildflowers (Home Recording)” premiered with an accompanying video. This is a solo demo version of the title track and the video includes never before seen footage of Tom at his home. You can hear it for yourself here:


Wildflowers & All The Rest will be available in a number of formats. The deluxe edition features 15 recordings made by Tom in his home studio as he was writing the album. It also includes 14 live performances of songs from the original release, recorded from 1995 to 2017. The super deluxe edition is a limited edition set which includes Finding Wildflowers, 16 studio recordings of different versions of the Wildflowers songs. 

Here are some details of each of the different formats available to pre-order:

Wildflowers & All The Rest: A 2-CD and 3-LP 140g set that features 25 tracks, with five unreleased songs. Includes lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.
Disc 1: Wildflowers (15 tracks, as per the 1994 released album)
Disc 2: All The Rest (10 tracks—five unreleased songs)
LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers        
LP 3: All The Rest 
Wildflowers & All The RestDeluxe Edition: A 4-CD and 7-LP 140g set that features 54 tracks, eight unreleased songs and 24 unreleased versions. The 4-CD includes the Rick Rubin introduction, track-by-track for all the songs included on these formats, while the 7-LP also includes the David Fricke essay and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest.
Disc 1: Wildflowers 
Disc 2: All The Rest 
Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos (15 tracks—three unreleased songs; 12 unreleased versions)
Disc 4: Wildflowers Live (14 tracks—12 unreleased versions; two distributed to Fan Club only)
LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers 
LP 3: All The Rest 
LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos
LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live
Wildflowers & All The RestSuper Deluxe Edition: A 5-CD and 9-LP 180g Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set that features 70 tracks, nine unreleased songs and 34 unreleased versions. Includes Rick Rubin introduction, David Fricke essay, track-by-track for all music and lyrics to all the songs on Wildflowers and All The Rest. This set also comes with a hardbound book, cloth patch of Wildflowers logo, sticker of Wildflowers logo, replica of “Dogs with Wings” tour program (the 1995 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tour), hand-written 4-song lyric reprints in vellum envelope, a litho of new and exclusive art by Blaze Ben Brooks for the song “Only A Broken Heart,” and a (numbered) Certificate of Authenticity.        
Disc 1: Wildflowers 
Disc 2: All The Rest 
Disc 3: Home Recordings/Demos
Disc 4: Wildflowers Live
Disc 5: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers) (16 tracks—one unreleased song;
            ten unreleased versions)
LP 1 and 2: Wildflowers
LP 3: All The Rest
LP 4 and 5: Home Recordings/Demos
LP 6 and 7: Wildflowers Live
LP 8 and 9: Alternate Takes (Finding Wildflowers)
Wildflowers & All The RestUltra Deluxe Limited Edition: A 9-LP Direct to Consumer, Limited Edition set (only 475 copies will be sold). The package includes the same contents as the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as an exclusive unique unisex necklace—hand-made by Maria Sarno in a faux suede pouch, an exclusive lyric book with the illustrations by Blaze Ben Brooks, an exclusive 7” of “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” packaged in a custom fabric bag with a metal Wildflowers logo as the closuredesigned and made by Los Angeles-based, Made Worn.
1). Wildflowers
1. Wildflowers
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. Time to Move On
4. You Wreck Me
5. It’s Good to Be King
6. Only a Broken Heart
7. Honey Bee
8. Don’t Fade on Me
9. Hard on Me
10. Cabin Down Below
11. To Find a Friend
12. A Higher Place
13. House in the Woods
14. Crawling Back to You
15. Wake Up Time
2). All The Rest
1. Something Could Happen
2. Leaving Virginia Alone
3. Climb That Hill Blues
4. Confusion Wheel
5. California
6. Harry Green
7. Hope You Never
8. Somewhere Under Heaven
9. Climb That Hill
10. Hung Up and Overdue
3). Home Recordings
1. There Goes Angela (Dream Away)
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. California
4. A Feeling of Peace
5. Leave Virginia Alone
6. Crawling Back to You
7. Don’t Fade on Me
8. Confusion Wheel
9. A Higher Place
10. There’s a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)
11. To Find a Friend
12. Only a Broken Heart
13. Wake Up Time
14. Hung Up and Overdue
15. Wildflowers
4). Wildflowers Live
1. You Don’t Know How It Feels
2. Honey Bee
3. To Find a Friend
4. Walls
5. Crawling Back to You
6. Cabin Down Below
7. Drivin’ Down to Georgia
8. House in the Woods
9. Girls on LSD
10. Time to Move On
11. Wake Up Time
12. It’s Good to Be King
13. You Wreck Me
14. Wildflowers
5). Alternate Versions (Finding Wildflowers)
*Note: only available on 9-LP and 5-CD formats*
1. A Higher Place
2. Hard on Me
3. Cabin Down Below
4. Crawling Back to You
5. Only a Broken Heart
6. Drivin’ Down to Georgia
7. You Wreck Me
8. It’s Good to Be King
9. House in the Woods
10. Honey Bee
11. Girl on LSD
12. Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)
13. Wildflowers
14. Don’t Fade on Me
15. Wake Up Time
16. You Saw Me Comin’
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