XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “For Real” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty | photo by Noah Silvestry for WXPN | silvestography.com

Tom Petty’s new two-disc collection, The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 includes many of Petty’s best known songs. Songs like “Breakdown,” “Listen To Her Heart,” “Free Falling,” and dozens more. The Best of Everything includes solo Petty, Tom with the Heartbreakers, and Mudcrutch.

One of the previously unreleased songs on the collection is “For Real,” a mid-tempo tune recorded in 2000 that never made it on to an album. The Best of Everything is Petty’s second posthumous release. An American Treasure was released in 2018.

Below, listen to “For Real.”

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