Today, marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the eighth studio album from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Into the Great Wide Open.
It was the second straight Petty album produced by Jeff Lynne following 1989'sFull Moon Fever, and Petty's last for MCA Records.
The 1991 album produced two hits -- "Learning to Fly," which became Petty and the band's longest-running joint number-one single (along with "The Waiting" from 1981'sHard Promises) on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It spent six weeks at the top spot, and the title track, whose video featured Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Matt LeBlanc, Terence Trent D'Arby and Chynna Phillips.
Into the Great Wide Open peaked at number-13 on the Billboard 200and has been certified double platinum.
In other Petty news, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of Songs and Music from the Motion Picture "She's the One, "Warner Records is releasing today, a remixed, remastered and re-imagined version of the 1996 album re-titled Angel Dream.
The original album included several songs that were left off the original Wildflowers album, and four unreleased tracks have been added -- “105 Degrees,” a cover of J.J. Cale’s “Thirteen Days,” “One of Life’s Little Mysteries,” and an instrumental, “French Disconnection.”