Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) follows Wildflowers & All The
Rest which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “the definitive artistic statement
that newly illuminates one of the most fruitful, inspired periods of the
American legend’s career,” and by Variety, who called it “the best and
most justified boxed set of this kind since the Beatles’ White Album
compendium.” In fact, the songs on Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)
first initiated the estate’s discovery and curation process for the larger
Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended.
The collection was produced by Tom’s long-time engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245 reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process and finding the group willing to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.