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Tom Petty's Original Demo Recording Of 'You Don't Know How It Feels' Released

Jason DeCrow
Associated Press
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform on the main stage at the AmsterJam concert Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 on Randall's Island in New York.

Fans of the late Tom Petty are in for a treat.

Petty’s family Friday released the rocker’s 8-track demo of his classic song "You Don’t Know How It Feels," recorded in Petty’s home studio.

The song was first released in November 1994 on Petty’s Wildflowers album.

His family said they’re in the process of discovering sessions and demos from that album and wanted to share a bit of what they’ve found with his fans.

Petty had been taking pain and sleeping medications to treat a number of health issues including emphysema and a fractured hip.

The Gainesville native died of an accidental drug overdose in October 2017; he was 67.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.