Good Morning, Music Lovers! The Tom Petty Birthday Bash continues on here in The Mermaid Lounge. Wildflowers & All The Rest will continue on as our Album of The Week as we celebrate Petty through Halloween.
Here’s today’s Petty Party programming:
12:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Wildflowers & All The Rest by Tom Petty NEW!
Today’s Airing: Finding Wildflowers (Alternative Versions)
Wildflowers & All The Rest remains our Album of The Week for one more week, and today we feature alternate versions. Most musicians don’t feel comfortable releasing this stuff. Tom Petty was one of those guys, from what I could ascertain. But I’m a fan of this stuff because it’s always great to see what a band goes through as it makes its way to the final version. In reality? All of these versions are great. Yes, they are different than the final version, but great nonetheless.
Next week, we’ve got some programming planned around alternate versions, and not just for Wildflowers.
3:00 p.m. Tom Petty: Subdued NEW!
There is absolutely no question that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are masterful rockers. But both Tom Petty and his band had a more subdued and reflective side. This is all tied up nicely here in this playlist. While it is over two hours of music (but who is counting), it’s nice to just put this on in the evening when I’m tired and sit in the dark. There is some very beautiful and powerful stuff here encompassing The Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, and The Traveling Wilburys.
This would be a most excellent day to tune us in. Seriously. I’m a person of few words on musical arm-twisting scale today. It’s Sunday. A day of rest.