Wildflowers (Tom Petty)

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Wildflowers is the second solo album by American musician Tom Petty, released in November 1994 (see 1994 in music). The album was the first released by Petty after signing a contract with Warner Bros. Records (where he had recorded as part of the Traveling Wilburys) and the first of three albums produced by Rick Rubin.

Three singles were released from the album between 1994 and 1995, the most successful of which, "You Don't Know How It Feels", reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Album Rock Tracks chart for one week.

The album features all members of the Heartbreakers with the exception of drummer Stan Lynch, who left the band earlier in 1994. Steve Ferrone plays drums on Wildflowers and would join the band officially the following year. However, the album was not credited to the Heartbreakers because, in Petty's words, "Rick (Rubin) and I both wanted more freedom than to be strapped into five guys." Freedom notwithstanding, Petty chose to use most of his regular band as session players, demonstrating his comfort with that format.

All songs written by Tom Petty, except where noted.

"Girl on LSD" was also recorded for the album, but was removed by Warner Bros. due to...


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