Listen: Willie Nelson, Jakob Dylan, Dhani Harrison, and more cover Tom Petty’s ‘For Real’
An all-star list of famous names took to the studio to record a special cover of Tom Petty’s ‘For Real’ in aid of homeless charity, Los Angeles’ Midnight Mission. It sees Willie Nelson, Dhani Harrison and Jakob Dylan come together to record wonderful tribute.
With charity at the centre of the project, it only feels right that the song not only be one of Petty’s charming best but also have close friend Willie Nelson at the helm.
The good times continue too with Nelson including his sons Micah and Lukas Nelson in the collaboration. Also involved are Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George, and Jakob Dylan whose dad is Bob Dylan, with the wonderful Amos Lee also joining the group.
The song was originally recorded by Petty and his band the Heartbreakers in 2000 but only saw the light of day earlier this year. It appeared on the greatest hits compilation The Best of Everything.
Recorded in tribute to the late star who died in 2017, the single ‘For Tom – For Real’ can be heard below.