Listen To Tom Petty’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘Gainesville’


Tom Petty’s team are streaming a previously-unreleased song, “Gainesville”, as the latest preview to the September 28 release of the forthcoming box set, “An American Treasure.”

The song is about Petty’s Florida hometown and was laid down during sessions for his 1998 record, “Echo.” It didn’t make the final selection for the project. The track is available below.

Producer Ryan Ulyate spoke to Rolling Stone, “Echo is supposedly his dark album. But ‘Gainesville’ is this guy looking back on this early life. It is very self-referential from a guy who has some nostalgia for a simpler time. I love the song. It’s just great, but I can see how it didn’t necessarily fit the vibe of ‘Echo’.”

“Gainesville” comes after “Keep A Little Soul” and “You and Me (Clubhouse Version)” as previews for the box set. The set was commissioned by Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty as well as his wife, Dana Petty. It was also curated by Ulyate and Heartbreakers members Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench.

The 60-song package features a huge number of previously-unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks from the Florida rocker, who passed away last October 2 at the age of 66 in a Santa Monica, CA hospital after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home.

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