Tom Petty Estate Shares Free Download Of “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)”
Tom Petty in a live performance of Here Comes My Girl - tompetty / Youtube
The late Tom Petty’s estate is making the song “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)” free for download. This unreleased cut is from Petty’s 1994 album, Wildflowers.
The song has already premiered on Petty’s SiriusXM station on August 5, according to reports from Rolling Stone. “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)” is also expected to make its way into an upcoming expanded box set release of the project.
“I don’t remember hearing this,” says Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench on SiriusXM. “I think this is one where I would have said, ‘Oh, come on. Let’s cut this.’ I don’t remember even trying it. When it came on, I was so thrilled. But I was also mad like, ‘What? We didn’t cut this?’ When I first heard it, I was so happy that it almost made me cry because I was hearing him do something I hadn’t heard.”
Fans will be able to download the track for free after answering a 5-song trivia quiz on Petty’s website.
When Petty wrote and recorded Wildflowers, it was intended to be a double album release but was convinced by his record label to trim it down to a single album, which meant the unheard tracks couldn’t make the cut and were unreleased, until today.
“The family and the band are in a joyful process of discovering the Wildflowers sessions and demos,” said Adria Petty on behalf of the family back in June, which was also the release of the original 8-track some recording demo of the set’s 1994 classic, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”. “The family and all our engineers and the Heartbreakers have been circling around this project and making it as delightful and completist as possible.”
Wildflowers achieved 8th place on the US Billboard 200 and sold more than 3 million units in the country.