Tom Petty passed away in October 2017, just a few weeks before his 67th birthday.
The Tom Petty estate has unveiled three previously unheard songs from the artist’s Wildflowers and Mojo album eras, commemorating what would have been his 73rd birthday.
After suffering cardiac arrest, Tom Petty passed away in October 2017, just a few weeks before his 67th birthday.
Following the reissue of Petty’s 2010 album, Mojo, with his band The Heartbreakers, the estate has tacked on two additional songs from the era: Help Me and Mystery Of Love. Petty previously said about Mojo, per Consequence Of Sound, that the album was “where the band lives when it’s playing for itself.”
The other song, What’s The Matter With Louise, was recorded during the 1994 Wildflowers period. You can stream the latter track on Amazon Music and check out the other two below.
In addition to the unreleased songs hitting streaming services and YouTube, the estate has celebrated Petty’s 1994 solo album by adding Mary Wharton’s 2021 documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free on Amazon Prime.
Though he rose to fame in the '70s with his band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the Florida-born artist also enjoyed solo success, which included the hit track, Free Fallin'.
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Other global hit singles from the band include American Girl, I Won't Back Down, Breakdown and Refugee.
Just a week before Petty’s passing, the group wrapped up their 40th anniversary tour at the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.
“It appears Tom Petty ain’t one for mellowing,” The Music reviewer Ross Clelland wrote about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ final album, Hypnotic Eye. Clelland continued, “It’s familiar, yet that bit older.”
Clelland also commented that the album had moments of “classic Heartbreakers as Petty’s and Mike Campbell’s guitars vie, before Benmont Tench’s trademark organ kicks in to settle the argument.”