Watch Tom Petty’s ‘You Saw Me Comin’ (Alternate Version)’ Video
Last year, Warner Records released Tom Petty‘s Wildflowers & All The Rest, an expanded version of the late musician’s 1994 album, Wildflowers. The limited edition Wildflowers & All The Rest box set included Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), featuring 16 Wildflowers outtakes, alternate takes, long cuts and extended tracks. Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) will be issued on all streaming services for the first time on April 16. Today, the Tom Petty Estate/Warner Records previewed the compilation by sharing “You Saw Me Comin’ (Alternate Version)” and an accompanying video.
In addition to its premiere on digital services, Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) is also due on limited edition gold vinyl and CD on April 16. The collection will be released on black vinyl May 7.
“There’s this kind of longing in the song, in the way that he wrote the chord structure, the melody and the lyrics,” Heartbreaker Benmont Tench noted regarding “You Saw Me Comin’.” The keyboardist added, “It’s wistful, and it would have been the perfect way to end the disc.”
Petty revealed in interviews before his death that he intended to focus on expanded Wildflowers reissues and was also planning a Wildflowers tour. Tom originally wanted to release the LP as a double-album but was talked into issuing Wildflowers as a single album by his label. Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) gives a taste of what Petty had in mind. Tom’s daughters, Adria and Annakim Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty curated Wildflowers & All The Rest with Tench and fellow Heartbreaker Mike Campbell. Ryan Ulyate produced the box set.
Tom Petty recorded “You Saw Me Comin'” in 1992. Joel Kzuo Knoernschild and Katie Malia directed the video for “You Saw Me Comin’,” which closes Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions).
Check out the “You Saw Me Comin'” video below: