Tom Petty’s widow Dana is detailing why certain songs appear on her late husband’s posthumous Tom Petty: An American Treasure box set.
“It kind of made sense to keep some of the hits there, to show the story of his songwriting and the process of how it all evolved,” Dana tells Billboard. “But man, there's some great covers and unreleased songs that no one's ever heard that you just go, 'Wow.' And a lot of them I'd heard and just forgot about, and I'm sure Tommy forgot about them.”
She adds, “Fifty years of music is pretty impressive. It's a beautiful gift he gave us for a long time.” In addition to rarities, the collection include favorites such as “Breakdown,” “Insider” (with Stevie Nicks) and “I Won’t Back Down.”
The box set is out now.
Below is a stream of one of the many songs included in the box set!