ATL Collective presents: Tom Petty's Wildflowers Friday June 29th. The Buckhead Theatre is thrilled to welcome back the ATL Collective as they recreate Tom Petty's 1994 masterpiece Wildflowers. If you aren't familiar with the ATL Collective, you're in for a an incredible treat. They put on the finest shows inside or outside the perimeter by handpicking the best local and national musicians to collectively cover the greatest records ever released. Expect to discover your new favorite artists while singing your old favorite songs. Doors @ 7:30pm Show @ 8:30pm
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 02:00 PM
Welcome to Wildflowers, the late great Tom Petty's second solo record. Released in 199...4, It was a rough time for Petty. At age 44, he was on the verge of divorce with the mother of his two daughters, and he was in the clutches of a hardcore heroin addiction. The intensity and desperation comes through in the songs, in a certain directness in his lyrics, a certain looseness and passion in his playing and singing. Recorded with and partially produced by Rick Rubin (which whom he would build a fruitful musical bond) in Los Angeles, legend has it that Petty basically lived in the studio for two years, recording more than double the amount of material he ultimately released on Wildflowers. Rubin recalled Petty interrupting the playback of Wildflower demos to grab his guitar and write new songs on the spot inspired by what he was hearing. The album didn't receive the critical acclaim of Time Out of Mind or Into the Great Wide Open, but it lingers as a quintessential look into the heart and head of this titan of a songwriter. The album spawned four singles: «You Don't Know How it Feels,» «You Wreck Me,» «It's Good to be King,» and «Higher Place,» But the title track, «Wildflowers» and «Time to Move On,» may be our favorites over here at HQ. It's hard to listen to these tunes, so strong in their apparent simplicity, and not miss the power and emotional perception that was Tom Petty.