15 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tom Petty’s second solo album features Rick Rubin's modest production style. Coming after Petty's animated and densely harmonic work with Jeff Lynne, Wildflowers has a distinct sound of its own that works well with another strong batch of Petty tunes. All Heartbreakers except drummer Stan Lynch appear on the album, with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Campbell coproducing and cowriting the essential “You Wreck Me” and “Don’t Fade on Me.” Petty uses the solo route this time to strip down the sound in places where a full band would be overkill. The title track is a brilliant exercise in economics and further evidence of Petty’s ingenious vocal phrasings. “You Don’t Know How It Feels” became the album’s key single, and its arrangement is as smart as the song itself. In fact, much of Petty’s songwriting has benefitted over the years from a solid backing band and producers (including himself) who have best understood how to turn his simple, effective rock ’n’ roll songs into pop singles that are as exciting in their era as the heroes Petty looked up to were in their eras.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Tom Petty’s second solo album features Rick Rubin's modest production style. Coming after Petty's animated and densely harmonic work with Jeff Lynne, Wildflowers has a distinct sound of its own that works well with another strong batch of Petty tunes. All Heartbreakers except drummer Stan Lynch appear on the album, with guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Campbell coproducing and cowriting the essential “You Wreck Me” and “Don’t Fade on Me.” Petty uses the solo route this time to strip down the sound in places where a full band would be overkill. The title track is a brilliant exercise in economics and further evidence of Petty’s ingenious vocal phrasings. “You Don’t Know How It Feels” became the album’s key single, and its arrangement is as smart as the song itself. In fact, much of Petty’s songwriting has benefitted over the years from a solid backing band and producers (including himself) who have best understood how to turn his simple, effective rock ’n’ roll songs into pop singles that are as exciting in their era as the heroes Petty looked up to were in their eras.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings
68 Ratings
$Angel84$ ,

♥️❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️

I grew up listening to this song with my Mother

Loop66 ,

Spectacular

This is my favorite TP album hands down! Don’t get me wrong all of his stuff his great but I put this album on and listen to it all the way through and then listen to it again! I feel privileged to have seen him live just once but hey there’s a lot of people that didn’t get to. Rock and Roll heaven has gained another elite member!

paulanthony1969 ,

Magic. Pure TP magic

Thank you TP and crew for this...one of my ALL TIME favorite CDs....you know somenthing is great when you can listen to it from beggining to end and enjoy every song. The lyrics, the guitar the vocals...all perfection. Get this and enjoy! RIP Legened

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