TOM PETTY – ” There Goes Angela (Dream Away) “

Posted: August 5, 2020 in MUSIC
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The Tom Petty estate has dug into the late musician’s vault and shared a lost cut from his historic “Wildflower” sessions dubbed “There Goes Angela (Dream Away).” Petty’s family released a demo version of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” in June and confirmed that an expanded version of 1994’s Wildflowers LP was underway. “The family and the band are in a joyful process of discovering the “Wildflowers” sessions and demos.

Another track from Tom Petty’s long-awaited Wildflowers box has been released. It’s a demo made at home for the song, The cut premiered today on Petty’s SiriusXM station, with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and engineer George Drakoulias showing up on David Fricke’s program for the debut. This acts as yet another teaser of a new Wildflowers celebratory release, to be an “exhaustive chronicle of the making of one of Petty’s most enduring albums.”

As Adria Petty explained in June, “The family and all our engineers and the Heartbreakers have been circling around this project and making it as delightful and completist as possible. We’re really pleased to be able to share the second half of the Wildflowers double album. But there are also completist versions of how the sessions evolved. My dad was prolific at that time and there was so much recording done.”

No further details about the expanded version of Wildflowers have surfaced yet, but Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell has speculated that the band could regroup to perform the record when it finally does come out. “It would be a great tribute to Tom just to do that album,” he said. “We’d probably have four or five different guest singers with us. We don’t know who they might be, though, or when this might happen.”

Interestingly, the only way to access “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)” is to complete a short Tom Petty quiz.

Wildflowers outtake

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