Tom Petty’s family shares previously unreleased song ‘Confusion Wheel’
The family of Tom Petty have shared a previously unreleased track which was recorded in 1994 during the sessions for his solo album Wildflowers.
The track, which was released to all major streaming services, will appear on the forthcoming Tom Petty box set ‘Wildflowers and All the Rest’ which is due for an October 16th. “One of these days my old friend/You and I won’t worry no more/One of these nights it’ll all wash away,” Petty sings over acoustic guitar. “And we’ll wake up singing a brand-new song/We’ll wake up singing a whole new song,” he continues.
The newest song arrives as the fourth song to be released by Petty’s estate has shared across 2020, following the likes of ‘There Goes Angela (Dream Away)’, ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’ and ‘Wildflowers’.
The comprehensive box set celebrates his 1994 album which was co-produced along with Rick Rubin and Mike Campbell. The five-disc set was also curated by his daughters, Adria and Annakim Petty, alongside his wife Dana Petty.
“I broke through to something else,” Petty told Rolling Stone in a 2014 interview. My personal life came crashing down, and it derailed me for a while. But I was at the top of my game during that record.”
The boxset is available in various formats including a variety of CD/LP including a very special Ultra Deluxe Limited Edition. This is limited to 475 copies, this package includes five CDs and nine LPs containing a live version of Wildflowers, home recordings and demos as well as alternative takes that contain one unreleased song and 10 unreleased versions.
This edition also includes an 80-page book includes musings by David Fricke and Rick Rubin, rare photos and track-by-track information. The packaging adds a lithograph, tour-program replica, reproductions of handwritten lyrics, specially commissioned illustrations, a patch, sticker and a numbered certificate of authenticity.