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35 Years of Traveling Wilburys Vol.1

12 Oct 2023

This month marks the 35th anniversary of Traveling Wilburys Vol.1, the debut album of the supergroup comprised of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
In Jeff Lynne's own words, 'The Traveling Wilburys started life in Bob Dylan's garage... That's where we made the recording of 'Handle With Care'. It was a great session, George having brought the unfinished song in for us all to learn and complete. There we were: George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and me. Wow!'
Later, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics offered the band his Los Angeles home to finish the album together - writing, playing, singing and recording nine songs in nine days. After recording the album's tracks in Los Angeles, the Wilburys hopped across the pond to finish production at Harrison's home studio in Friar Park, England. Adding piano, guitar solos and harmonies, it didn't take too long for the band to be happy with the final product.
'Jeff was so in charge with the music, nobody really worried about how that was going to go, how we were going to make this happen or that happen. He was always on top of it. So everybody was relaxed and knew it was going to end up sounding great.' - Jim Keltner
'We added touches here and there but we tried to keep it more or less like it was when we wrote and did it. It's polished off a bit, but not too much.' - George Harrison
Upon release, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 sold over 5 million copies worldwide and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and was certified triple platinum.

In celebration of the 35th anniversary, you can use the gift code VOL1 to receive FREE Shipping on your purchase of the signed limited edition, The Traveling Wilburys, until Wednesday 18th October at midnight and while stocks last. For the full terms and conditions of this offer, please see below.
The Traveling Wilburys The Official Signed Limited Edition Book

The Traveling Wilburys



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  • The VOL1 gift code is valid on all new orders of The Traveling Wilburys placed from today until midnight Wednesday 18th October.
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