TOM PETTY – ” Somewhere Under Heaven “

Posted: June 12, 2016 in MUSIC
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If you are a Tom Petty fan you will know that his 1994 album Wildflowers is among his greatest works. Spawning hits like “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “You Wreck Me and “It’s Good To Be King” . Wildflowers began Tom Petty’s fruitful relationship with producer Rick Rubin, who would also go on to helm the Heartbreakers’ soundtrack to “She’s the One” and their underrated 1999 album Echo.

In exciting news for fans of that particular era, Petty is readying the release of Wildflowers – All The Rest, a new collection of songs written between 1992-94 but left off the original album. Tom Petty shared the first of those songs the gliding, gorgeous “Somewhere Under Heaven.”

The new song was co-written by Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell and it certainly hearkens back to the golden era of Petty’s sound. It speaks to his genius that a song as amazing as “Somewhere Under Heaven” could be abandoned and completely forgotten, but apparently that’s exactly what happened. Speaking to Rolling Stone last year, Petty said “I did not remember writing it, recording it, anything,” adding that when the song was rediscovered, he found it to be “really good – uptempo but very unusual, in some strange time signature.”

While there’s still no release date for Wildflowers – All The Rest (which Rolling Stone says will include 10 unreleased songs), “Somewhere Under Heaven” will appear over the closing credits of the new “Entourage” movie opening today.

Tom Petty and his early, pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch have a new album “Mudcrutch 2″ now available. The band — which features Petty on bass and is comprised of Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, along with rhythm guitarist Tom Leadon and drummer Randall Marsh — released their self-titled debut in 2008 nearly 40 years after originally forming in Gainesville, Florida.

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