Traveling Wilburys to Debut on Streaming Services

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“Brothers” Dylan, Petty, Orbison, Harrison and Lynne

When the Traveling Wilburys released their 1988 debut on a largely unsuspecting public, the album was a huge success. No surprise, given the pedigree of its members, five of classic rock’s greatest performers and frequent collaborators — George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. The friends took turns on lead vocals, often on the same song. Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 sold millions of copies and yielded several rock radio hits, in particular “Handle With Care” and “End of the Line.” The album won a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group. Sadly, Orbison died less than two months after the album’s release.

Two years later, the remaining four released a follow-up, calling it Vol. 3 (“It was George’s idea. He said ‘Let’s confuse the buggers,'” Lynne told a reporter at the time). This one had two radio hits, “She’s My Baby” and “Inside Out.” The album was dedicated to Orbison.

For the first time, the super group’s music will be available via Concord Records on streaming services, beginning June 3, along with the re-launch of the hugely successful Traveling Wilburys Collection box set as a limited-edition, uniquely numbered 2-CD 1-DVD box set, standard 2-CD 1-DVD package, deluxe 180-gram 3-LP vinyl box and for the first time as high-resolution downloads. The release includes albums (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3), bonus tracks and a DVD featuring footage of the band from the first chord to the final mix. (See details below.)

The Wilburys formed in 1988 after Dylan, Harrison, Petty, Lynne and Orbison assembled at Dylan’s Malibu, California studio to record a B-side for the Harrison single “This Is Love.” The resulting song, “Handle With Care,” was instead released under the Wilburys name, with the artists posing as a band of brothers. George later said, “I liked the song and the way that it turned out with all these people on it so much that I just carried it around in my pocket for ages thinking, ‘Well what can I do with this thing?’ And the only thing to do I could think of was do another nine. Make an album.”

Disc 1
Traveling Wilburys, Vol 1
HANDLE WITH CARE
DIRTY WORLD
RATTLED
LAST NIGHT
NOT ALONE ANY MORE
CONGRATULATIONS
HEADING FOR THE LIGHT
MARGARITA
TWEETER AND THE MONKEY MAN
END OF THE LINE
MAXINE (Bonus Track)
LIKE A SHIP (Bonus Track)

Disc 2
DVD
THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE TRAVELING WILBURYS (Documentary)
HANDLE WITH CARE (Music Video)
END OF THE LINE (Music Video)
SHE’S MY BABY (Music Video)
INSIDE OUT (Music Video)
WILBURY TWIST (Music Video)

Disc 3
Traveling Wilburys, Vol 3
SHE’S MY BABY
INSIDE OUT
IF YOU BELONGED TO ME
THE DEVIL’S BEEN BUSY
7 DEADLY SINS
POOR HOUSE
WHERE WERE YOU LAST NIGHT?
COOL DRY PLACE
NEW BLUE MOON
YOU TOOK MY BREATH AWAY
WILBURY TWIST
NOBODY’S CHILD (Bonus Track)
RUNAWAY (Bonus Track)

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