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The Tom Petty Project

21-12-2022 • 18 mins

"There’s so little instrumentation to dig into that I was initially thinking that it would be a fairly short episode. But I’ve ended up realizing that the power of this song is in how you connect with it. Yes it’s brilliant in its arrangement and beautifully played, but the emotion of the song is what carries it, along with one of the most perfect vocal performances Tom ever put onto vinyl."

Check out the song here:

Here's the live version from the Gainesville concert I mentioned:

And if you want to check out the crazy long Van Halen podcast Livestream I guested on, you can find that here!

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All music, including the theme song, provided by my very best friend Randy Woods. Check him out at

Logo provided Ed Booth, who you can find here:

The Tom Petty Project is not affiliated with the Tom Petty estate in any way and when you’re looking for Tom’s music, please visit the official YouTube channel first and go to for official merchandise.

A last very special thanks to Paul Zollo. Without his book, Conversations with Tom Petty, this podcast wouldn't be nearly as much fun to research.

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