Extra Mojo Version— a digital version of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ critically acclaimed 2010 blues album, Mojo, featuring two unreleased tracks will be released on Warner Records on October 20—Petty’s birthday. To celebrate, “Help Me”—the first unreleased track, a Sonny Boy Williamson II cover—is out with an accompanying video unveiling newly discovered footage of Petty and the band performing the song at The Clubhouse.
Widely known as the band’s most blues-influenced record, the album features a hard-hitting collection of guitar-driven rock songs beloved by fans everywhere, and with the strong blues influences on Mojo, “Help Me” fits perfectly on the expanded version of the album. Petty often played blues-heavy rotations on the Tom Petty Radio show “Buried Treasure,” including Sonny Boy Williamson II discography, and Petty & The Heartbreakers performed a cover of the track during the recording sessions for the record.
In addition to “Help Me,” Extra Mojo Version will include a second unreleased track, “Mystery of Love.” The rare outtakes will be exclusively featured on the forthcoming digital and streaming version and will also be available in Dolby Atmos.
Other highlights include the hit “I Should Have Known It,” a driving rock track written by Petty with lead guitarist Mike Campbell that became a live treasure, fan favorites “Good Enough,” the blues-y first album single, “First Flash of Freedom” and “Something Good Coming.”
Recorded live in the band’s legendary rehearsal space, “The Clubhouse” in Los Angeles, Mojo was released in June 2010 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Petty said, “With this album, I want to show other people what I hear with the band. Mojo is where the band lives when it’s playing for itself.”
The special vinyl reissue of Mojo will also come on October 20 and is available for pre-order now. Highly requested by fans, the reissue will be available in a limited-edition translucent ruby red double vinyl LP pressing, as well as in immersive Dolby Atmos and Spatial formats.