“Nearly Lost You: Hard-To-Find ’90s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’90s in its entirety. “But Mr. Analog Kid,” you ask, “Are there really that many CDs from the ’90s that you can’t buy anymore? It doesn’t seem too long ago that I was rocking out to the Gin Blossoms and sucking down some Crystal Pepsi!”

You’d be amazed at how many things from the ’90s are now long-gone (and I’m not only talking about my youthful good looks). Did you know that Crystal Pepsi was only around for about two years? Pepsi discontinued the product in late 1993, but it recently made a comeback and now you can find it just about anywhere in the U.S. if you look hard enough. I suppose the same thing could also be said about the Gin Blossoms…

 

Tom Petty: 1950-2017

The first song I listened to after I heard about Tom’s passing was “Learning To Fly,” the leadoff track from 1991’s Into The Great Wide Open. I was in tears before I even got to the chorus.

I’m going to celebrate the music of Tom Petty (and The Heartbreakers, of course) every day this week here on The Analog Kid Blog. I may write about his death and my feelings about this great loss– then again, I might just let the music do the talking for me.

 

Let’s begin The Analog Kid Blog’s tribute to Tom Petty with the soundtrack to She’s The One, a fantastic little record that went criminally unnoticed upon its release back in 1996. Petty was fresh off the triple-platinum success of 1994’s Wildflowers, yet She’s The One barely managed to go gold. I don’t remember a lot of promotion for the record, and I’m sure that had something to do with the lack of sales– and honestly, I have no idea why Warner Bros. took that approach. She’s The One is a fun, loose Heartbreakers album that, as I am writing this, remains inexplicably out of print.

The Analog Kid hopes you enjoy this semi-lost ’90s classic. Rest in peace, Tom.

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: She’s The One [Songs And Music From The Motion Picture]

Warner Bros. Records, 1996

 

1. “Walls (Circus)” (Tom Petty)

Walls (Circus)

2. “Grew Up Fast” (Tom Petty)

Grew Up Fast

3. “Zero From Outer Space” (Tom Petty)

Zero From Outer Space

4. “Climb The Hill” (Tom Petty/Mike Campbell)

Climb That Hill

5. “Change The Locks” (Lucinda Williams)

Change The Locks

6. “Angel Dream (No. 4)” (Tom Petty)

Angel Dream (No. 4)

7. “Hope You Never” (Tom Petty)

Hope You Never

8. “Asshole” (Beck)

Asshole

9. “Supernatural Radio” (Tom Petty)

Supernatural Radio

10. “California” (Tom Petty)

California

11. “Hope On Board” (Tom Petty)

Hope On Board

12. “Walls (No. 3)” (Tom Petty)

Walls (No. 3)

13. “Angel Dream (No. 2)” (Tom Petty)

Angel Dream (No. 2)

14. “Hung Up And Overdue” (Tom Petty)

Hung Up And Overdue

15. “Airport” (Tom Petty)

Airport

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

 

Tom Petty: “You Wreck Me” (Tom Petty/Mike Campbell)

From the album Wildflowers

Warner Bros. Records, 1994

You Wreck Me

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: “Learning To Fly” [Live]  (Tom Petty/Jeff Lynne)

From the album The Live Anthology

Reprise Records, 2009

Learning To Fly [Live]

 

Gin Blossoms: “Follow You Down” (Bill Leen/Jesse Valenzuela/Phillip Rhodes/Robin Wilson/Scott A. Johnson)

From the album Congratulations I’m Sorry

A&M Records, 1996

Follow You Down

 

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"I'm 5-foot-8, 123 pounds. I have, uh, brown hair, blue eyes. I enjoy surfing, backgammon and men who aren't afraid to cry."

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