Tag: Traveling Wilburys

Wednesday 10/6/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Traveling Wilburys – The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the debut studio album by the English-American supergroup Traveling Wilburys, comprising George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. It was released October 25, 1988 to commercial success and critical acclaim. Although Harrison had long planned to start such a band, the project came about through happenstance. Harrison was in Los Angeles and in need of a B-side for a single from his Cloud Nine album, which resulted in the participants collaborating informally on the song “Handle with Care” at Dylan’s home. Adopting alter egos as the five Wilbury brothers, they then recorded a full album, produced by Lynne and Harrison. It was the only Wilburys album to feature Orbison, who died suddenly of a heart attack less than two months after its release. The group continued as a four-piece after his death.

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989 and helped revitalize the careers of Dylan and Petty. It has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

  1. “Handle with Care” 3:19
  2. “Dirty World” 3:30
  3. “Rattled” 3:00
  4. “Last Night” 3:48
  5. “Not Alone Any More” 3:24
  6. “Congratulations” 3:30
  7. “Heading for the Light” 3:37
  8. “Margarita” 3:15
  9. “Tweeter and the Monkey Man” 5:30
  10. “End of the Line” 3:30
  11. “Maxine” 2:49
  12. “Like a Ship” 3:31
  13. “End of the Line” 5:29
  14. “Handle With Care” 5:10

Nelson Wilbury (George Harrison) – lead and harmony vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar
Otis Wilbury (Jeff Lynne) – lead and harmony vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards; drums and cowbell on “Handle with Care”
Charlie T. Wilbury Jr (Tom Petty) – lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
Lefty Wilbury (Roy Orbison) – lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
Lucky Wilbury (Bob Dylan) – lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica on “Handle with Care”
Buster Sidebury (Jim Keltner) – drums (all tracks except “Handle with Care”)
Jim Horn – saxophones
Ray Cooper – percussion
Ian Wallace – tom-toms on “Handle with Care”

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Traveling Wilburys – Collection (2007)

The Traveling Wilburys Collection is a box set compilation album by the British-American supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. It comprises the two studio albums recorded by the band in 1988 and 1990, with additional bonus tracks, and a DVD containing their music videos and a documentary about the group. The box set was released on June 11, 2007 by Rhino, in association with Wilbury Records.

The release was overseen by George Harrison’s estate, as the rights holder for the Wilburys’ catalogue, and ensured that the band’s recordings were available for the first time since they went out of print in the mid 1990s. Two of the bonus tracks were completed for the box set by Jeff Lynne, who co-founded the Wilburys in 1988, and Harrison’s son Dhani. The Traveling Wilburys Collection was commercially successful, topping albums charts in Britain, Ireland, Australia and several other countries.

“Handle with Care” – 3:20
“Dirty World” – 3:30
“Rattled” – 3:00
“Last Night” – 3:48
“Not Alone Any More” – 3:24
“Congratulations” – 3:30
“Heading for the Light” – 3:37
“Margarita” – 3:15
“Tweeter and the Monkey Man” – 5:30
“End of the Line” – 3:30
“Maxine” – 2:49
“Like a Ship” – 3:30
“She’s My Baby” – 3:14
“Inside Out” – 3:36
“If You Belonged To Me” – 3:13
“Devil’s Been Busy” – 3:18
“7 Deadly Sins” – 3:18
“Poor House” – 3:17
“Where Were You Last Night?” – 3:03
“Cool Dry Place” – 3:37
“New Blue Moon” – 3:21
“You Took My Breath Away” – 3:18
“Wilbury Twist” – 2:56
“Nobody’s Child” – 3:28
“Runaway” – 2:30
“Handle with Care (Extended Version)”
“End of the Line (Extended Version)”

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Steve Perry, Styx, Billy Idol, Stars On 45, Traveling Wilburys, Michael Jackson, George Harrison and many more . . .

Sunday 8pm: Feature LP: Traveling Wilburys – Volume 1 (1988)

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the debut album by the supergroup Traveling Wilburys and was recorded and released in 1988 to commercial success and critical acclaim.[9] It has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In early April 1988, George Harrison was in Los Angeles and needed to record a B-side for a European 12-inch single. Jeff Lynne was also in Los Angeles writing and producing some tracks for Roy Orbison on his album Mystery Girl (released posthumously), as well as Tom Petty’s first solo album, Full Moon Fever. While having dinner with Lynne and Orbison, Harrison related how he needed to record a new track and wanted to do it the next day. Harrison asked if Lynne would help, and Orbison offered his old friend his hand as well, seeing how fun it would be. Needing a studio on short notice, Harrison suggested they call Bob Dylan, who had a home studio. Dylan gladly let the group use his studio; and not wanting to intrude, Dylan asked kindly to join. After dinner, George stopped by Petty’s house to pick up a guitar of his, and invited Petty along too. Gathering at Dylan’s Malibu home the following day, they wrote and recorded the song “Handle With Care” in five hours, with all five sharing the vocals.

The track was considered too good to be used as a B-side, so Harrison decided to form a band and record another nine songs for an album. The group got together again for nine days in May, recording the basic tracks and vocals at Dave Stewart’s home studio in Los Angeles. Overdubs and mixing were carried out in England at Harrison’s home studio, FPSHOT (short for Friar Park Studio, Henley-on-Thames).

Masquerading as the Wilbury brothers, the participants would be known as Nelson (Harrison), Otis (Lynne), Lucky (Dylan), Lefty (Orbison), and Charlie T. Jr. (Petty) Wilbury with drummer Jim Keltner sitting in as Buster Sidebury. Harrison was no stranger to the use of alternate identities, as he had adopted them with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and with his plethora of pseudonyms as a session musician, such as L’Angelo Misterioso, George O’Hara and Hari Georgeson. This concept, however, was taken a step further: their real names never appear anywhere on the album, liner notes, or even the songwriting credits.

With Harrison having the greatest claim to the band, he signed them up to Warner Bros. Records (which Petty eventually signed to himself, and which, through Reprise Records, released Lynne’s solo album Armchair Theatre in 1990), his current label, and incorporated their own Wilbury Records label, in addition to producing the sessions with Lynne that spring.

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