Mojo, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ 12th studio album, will be reissued on limited-edition vinyl on October 20. Mojo was first available on June 15, 2010. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. A translucent ruby red double vinyl LP pressing, as well as immersive Dolby Atmos and Spatial formats, will be included in the special reissue. Mojo’s reissue is presently available for pre-order. Tom Petty revealed his intentions behind Mojo around the time of the album’s original release. “With this album, I want to show other people what I hear with the band,” Petty stated in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Mojo is where the band lives when it’s playing for itself.” The album was originally recorded at “The Clubhouse,” a popular practice place for the band in Los Angeles. Petty, famed for legendary songs including “Free Fallin'” and “I Won’t Back Down,” died on October 2, 2017 at the age of 66.
Following his death, An American Treasure, a box set hand-picked by his wife, Dana Petty, and his keyboardist, Benmont Tench, was released. During a 2018 interview with NPR, Dana highlighted the experience of revisiting her late husband’s music vault. “It was difficult to listen to him on the radio at first, especially when he spoke.” There’s a lot of messing about with the band and him talking on these recordings. “That was difficult,” Dana said. “As we listened, it became easier, and there was a lot of laughter and tears.” I believe it was really healing for all of us.” Mojo was Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ second-to-last album before Petty’s death. Hypnotic Eye, the band’s 13th and last studio album, was released on July 28, 2014.