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Entitled Angel Dream, the updated album is a remixed, remastered and reimagined version of the group’s Songs And Music From The Motion Picture “She’s The One”, set for release on July 2.
Ahead of its official release date, the reissue will be released on limited-edition cobalt blue vinyl this Saturday (June 12) for Record Store Day. You can find out more info about the RSD release here.
The album’s new title is a nod to its opening track, “Angel Dream No.2”, which you can listen to below.
“She’s The One was originally a great way to include some of the songs that didn’t make it on to Wildflowers, but it has its own thing to it, its own charm, and putting it out now in a restructured form makes for a sweet little treat,” Heartbreaker Benmont Tench said of Angel Dream in an interview on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio yesterday (June 10).
“At the time in the studio, it was fun working as a band to improvise the scoring cues for the movie rather than playing to pre-set click tracks and a written score. And it was interesting to try to cut covers of others’ songs for a record, instead of learning covers just for live shows.
“We got a nice vibey version of Beck’s song and I’ve always loved Lucinda’s song ‘Change The Locks‘, so I was more than happy to cut it with our band. Oh, and this album has Angel Dream on it, one of the loveliest songs Tom ever wrote.”
Petty‘s long-term engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate remixed the audio for the reissue and worked with the late musician on the mixes before his passing. The song selection was designed to work as a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album rather than a film soundtrack.
Four unreleased tracks have been added: “One Of Life’s Little Mysteries“, written by Petty; “Thirteen Days“, a JJ Cale cover; “105 Degrees“, another Petty original; and “French Disconnection“, an instrumental in the same vein as those on the original album. An extended version of “Supernatural Radio” has also been included.
Petty‘s widow Dana Petty said of the album: “These songs are extremely special. I am grateful this record is getting the recognition it deserves. The remix Ryan Ulyate did sounds amazing, and the unreleased gems are a lovely bonus. Annakim, Adria, and I took a lot of time finding artwork that reflects the mood of the album. I think we finally achieved that with Alia Penner’s work. It is surreal and beautiful, just like life during that time.”
Angel Dream (Songs And Music From The Motion Picture She’s The One) is available for pre-order here. You can see the track listing below.
Angel Dream (No. 2)
Grew Up Fast
Change The Locks
Zero From Outer Space
One of Life’s Little Mysteries
Walls (No. 3)
Climb That Hill
Supernatural Radio (Extended Version)
The original 1996 album included several songs that were left off the final Wildflowers tracklist but were featured on last year’s critically acclaimed Wildflowers & All The Rest collection.