Listen to Tom Petty's Previously Unreleased Song "Gainesville"

The track is off forthcoming Petty box set An American Treasure

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Listen to Tom Petty's Previously Unreleased Song "Gainesville"

Tom Petty’s “Gainesville” has been released, the third posthumous track to be dropped since Petty’s death last year. The song is off the forthcoming career-spanning box set An American Treasure, out Sept. 28 through Reprise Records.

“Gainesville” is a classic late-era Petty romp. Recorded during the 1998 Heartbreakers sessions for Echo, the song features all the jangly instrumentals and country-fried guitar breakdowns you’d expect from turn-of-the-century Petty, and his iconic voice is still a treat to hear in an entirely new context, especially the little laugh he gives around the three-minute mark. Little moments like that are what helped Petty stay relevant—and more importantly, real—during his long and varied career.

An American Treasure is set to be a document of that variety. The 60-track set will be comprised of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep cuts. The project was catalyzed by Petty’s daughter Adria and his wife Dana. It’s “a tribute and love letter pointing to the music in between the hits, and a strong musical portrait of the person they know in their hearts,” the two say in a statement.

Listen to “Gainesville” and check out a 1978 performance of “American Girl” from the Paste archives below. You’ll find the extensive An American Treasure tracklist further down.

An American Treasure Tracklist: (4-CD Editions):

CD 1
1. Surrender – Previously unreleased track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sessions—1976
2. Listen To Her Heart – Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA—April 23, 1977
3. Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll – Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
4. When The Time Comes – Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
5. You’re Gonna Get It – Alternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions—1978
6. Radio Promotion Spot – 1977
7. Rockin’ Around (With You) – Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers —November 9, 1976
8. Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It) – Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—1976
9. Breakdown – Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
10. The Wild One, Forever – Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—November 9, 1976
11. No Second Thoughts – Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
12. Here Comes My Girl – Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
13. What Are You Doing In My Life – Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
14. Louisiana Rain – Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
15. Lost In Your Eyes – Previously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions—1974

CD 2
1. Keep A Little Soul – Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
2. Even The Losers – Live at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY—1989
3. Keeping Me Alive – Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
4. Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger – B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989
5. The Apartment Song – Demo recording (with Stevie Nicks)—1984
6. Concert Intro – Live introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
7. King’s Road – Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
8. Clear The Aisles – Live concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
9. A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) – Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
10. Straight Into Darkness – Alternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA—May 5, 1982
11. You Can Still Change Your Mind – Album track from Hard Promises—May 5, 1981
12. Rebels – Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—1985
13. Deliver Me – Alternate version from Long After Dark sessions—1982
14. Alright For Now – Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989
15. The Damage You’ve Done – Alternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions—1987
16. The Best Of Everything – Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—March 26, 1985
17. Walkin’ From The Fire – Previously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions—March 1, 1984
18. King Of The Hill – Early take (with Roger McGuinn)—November 23, 1987

CD 3
1. I Won’t Back Down – Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997
2. Gainesville – Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—February 12, 1998
3. You And I Will Meet Again – Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991
4. Into The Great Wide Open – Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991
5. Two Gunslingers – Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013
6. Lonesome Dave – Previously unreleased track from Greatest Hits sessions—July 23, 1993
7. To Find A Friend – Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
8. Crawling Back To You – Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
9. Wake Up Time – Alternate version from early Wildflowers sessions—August 12, 1992
10. Grew Up Fast – Album track from Songs and Music from “She’s the One”—August 6, 1996
11. I Don’t Belong – Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—December 3, 1998
12. Accused Of Love – Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
13. Lonesome Sundown – Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
14. Don’t Fade On Me – Alternate take from Wildflowers—sessions—April 20, 1994

CD 4
1. You And Me – Clubhouse version—November 9, 2007
2. Have Love Will Travel – Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
3. Money Becomes King – Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
4. Bus To Tampa Bay – Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—August 11, 2011
5. Saving Grace – Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—July 26, 2006
6. Down South – Album track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006
7. Southern Accents – Live at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
8. Insider – Live (with Stevie Nicks) at O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
9. Two Men Talking – Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 16, 2012
10. Fault Lines – Album track from Hypnotic Eye—July 29, 2014
11. Sins Of My Youth – Early take from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 12, 2012
12. Good Enough – Alternate version from Mojo sessions—2012
13. Something Good Coming – Album track from Mojo—July 15, 2010
14. Save Your Water – Album track from Mudcrutch 2—May 20, 2016
15. Like A Diamond – Alternate version from The Last DJ sessions—2002
16. Hungry No More – Live at House of Blues, Boston, MA—June 15, 2016

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