This was the first single from Wildflowers
, a Tom Petty solo album that his band, The Heartbreakers, all played on; Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell
co-produced the set along with Petty and Rick Rubin.
Petty had some leftover material from the album that got scattered about; the song "Leave Virginia Alone
" went to Rod Stewart, and other tracks either got mothballed or ended up on the She's The One
soundtrack, which Petty did in 1996. Many of the songs that didn't make the album the first time surfaced on the 2020 expanded edition, Wildflowers & All The Rest
, including Petty's rendition of "Leave Virginia Alone."