This song was deemed too peppy to be included on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1999 album Echo, though it was recorded at that time.
“Echo is supposedly his dark album,” says An American Treasure producer Ryan Ulyate. “‘Gainesville’ is this guy who is looking back on this early life with some nostalgia for a simpler time. I love the song. It’s just great, but I can see how it didn’t necessarily fit the vibe of Echo.”
"Gainesville" is included in the band's new box set (which includes "studio outtakes, demos, alternative takes, live cuts and songs that deserved a bigger following"), An American Treasure ($149.99).
In this 2016 interview with Billboard, Tom Petty shares the story behind his hit “Free Fallin'”: “Jeff Lynne and I were sitting around with the idea of writing a song and I was playing the keyboard and I just happened to hit on that main riff, the intro of the song, and I think Jeff […]
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