Everything about the way this song is crafted sneaks up on you. It’s a masterclass in how you take an idea and flesh it out into a fully-fledged tour de force piece or art. And that’s not to say that this song isn’t wonderful when played just on an acoustic guitar, or on piano with just the vocal accompaniment. It’s a great song in its bones, but it’s dressed in such elegant musical finery that it becomes this dazzling, breathtaking thing of beauty.

If you want to listen to Wildflowers before the episode, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/Kw8vBDk880k

If you’d like to listen to that home demo version, with the alternate bridge section, you can find that one here: https://youtu.be/m2OFxeg4spU

The photo I had mentioned in the show of Tom and the band at the Viper Room can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3jhus6rb

And do please check out the fantastic Regarding Roger podcast here:

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/regarding-roger/id1716908381

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Edvf5uVeRzCTRpsKVo2sd

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All music in this episode was played by me on my trusty old Korg X3!

The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to tompetty.com for official merchandise.

A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, “Conversations with Tom Petty”, this podcast wouldn’t be nearly as much fun to research. And further thanks to Warren Zanes for his outstanding book “Petty, the Biography”.

Producer: Kevin Brown

Executive Producer: Paul Roberts

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