It’ll All Work Out

In Conversations With Tom Petty, Paul Zollo quotes Tom saying that this is one of his favourites and that it’s a “durable” song. He tells Paul, ‘I was going through a crisis at the time with my marriage. My first marriage was on the rocks. I was separated, though it was later reconciled. So I had more on my plate than I could handle. I had written ‘It’ll All Work Out” and sang it into a cassette. And I brought it to Mike’s house, giving him the cassette. He had a studio at his house and I said “Could you just make this a record?” because I don’t have time, I can’t deal with it mentally, but I think it’s a really good song. That’s never happened before or since”.

Today’s episode covers the track four from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), It’ll All Work Out.

Check out the song here:

You can find the live version from ’87 that I was talking about here:

And if you want to listen to Phoebe Bridgers’ excellent cover, check that out here:

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