WATCH: New music video for Tom Petty's 'Gainsville' is here, an unreleased track from the Echo days

Tom Petty 03/10/2018

Prior to the release of the posthumous Tom Petty box set An American Treasure, a stream of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 'Gainesville' was shared online.

Yesterday, a beautiful music video made from archival Tom Petty footage, appeared on YouTube. 

The tune pays tribute to Petty's home town, and was recorded way back in 1999 during the Echo sessions. 

Producer Ryan Ulyate explained the track to Rolling Stone, revealing: "Echo is supposedly his dark album but Gainesville is this guy looking back on this early life."

“It is very self-referential from a guy who has 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.”

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Get your grubby hands on a copy of Tom Petty's An American Treasure here.