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|The Traveling Wilburys|
The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
With a line-up featuring legendary artists Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, the Traveling Wilburys — were a one-of-a-kind musical phenomenon. The all-star configuration came about when the... more »
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With a line-up featuring legendary artists Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, the Traveling Wilburys
were a one-of-a-kind musical phenomenon. The all-star configuration came about when they convened at a Southern California
studio in 1988 to record a b-side for a Harrison s single. They had such a rockin good time cutting Handle With Care that they
decided to release it under the Wilburys moniker, and to continue the collaboration with an album s worth of songs. Their
camaraderie is heard in every groove on Rhino s remastered reissue of their now-historic, GRAMMY®-winning debut VOLUME 1.
They followed it up in 1990 with a second full-length, VOLUME 3 the disc was minus Orbison, who passed away in 88, but still
full of the spirit that made their musical brotherhood the stuff of legend. After being out of print for more than a decade, Rhino
reintroduced the classic discs boasting previously unreleased bonus tracks in 2007 as part of a special 2CD/DVD set The
Traveling Wilburys Collection. The expanded VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 3 are now available as individual titles
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+ 1/2 Stars...Not As Good As Vol. 1, But Still Has Rewards
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 01/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a step down from the Wilburys first album that came out two years earlier, but there is still much to like here. The album kicks off with the strongest rocker of the Wilbury's two-album history, "She's My Baby" with the sizzling guitar solo provided by one-time Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore. The album (in the absence of fallen comrade Roy Orbison) is dominated by Dylan and Petty. The albums strongest track is Dylan's "If You Belonged to Me" with its plaintive harmonica reminding listeners of his classic Sixties work. Dylan and Petty share vocal chores on the uptempo "The Devil's Been Busy" while Harrison adds some nice sitar accents. Harrison's lone lead vocal is on "Where Were You Last Night?" where he trades verses with Dylan on this acoustic number. Elsewhere, Dylan does a doo-wop send-up on "7 Deadly Sins." "New Blue Moon" has a slightly Carribean feel to it as well as Harrison's signature slide guitar work. The album closes with the infectious "Willbury Twist." The booklet inlcudes lyrics, "how to" instructions and even illustrations to this song. [Sample lyric: "Put your hand on your head, put your feet in the air / Then hop around the room in your underwear."] It's best if you approach this album with limited expectations; this allows you the opportunity to appreciate the joys that await you here. RECOMMENDED"
Excellent Second Outing of the Wilburys
Paul Allaer | Cincinnati | 04/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sarcastically titled "Vol. 3", the second (and last) album of the super-group consisting of George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynn and Bob Dylan is more-of-the-same as "Vol. 1", and I mean that as a compliment."Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3" (11 tracks, 36 min.) starts off with an outstanding "She's My Baby". Accoustic guitars are upfront throughout the album, not a surprise here. The songs move along at a crisp pace (all songs clock in between 3' and 3'30). Other highlights include "The Devil's Been Busy", "Poor House" and of course the silly but irresitable "Wilbury Twist".Many feel that "Vol. 1" is a superior album because of Roy Orbinson's presence (he died shortly after "Vol. 1" was released). Nothing against Orbinson, but I feel differently. "Vol. 3" comes across as a much tighter album, with hardly a minute or a second wasted. Why both "Vol. 1" and "Vol. 3" remain out of print is a mystery to me. The Traveling Wilburys remain a treasure to be (re)discovered."
Not a step down, just a different approach
artwithtea | Tupelo, MS USA | 12/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first Wilbury album is definately something magical that will always seem fresh and fun. The second one (Volume 3) has just as much musical merit. The blend of these four guys were what made the core of the song writing and instumentation of the first. Roy Orbison's tenor, style, and attitude did bring raw fun and glory to SOME songs on the first one, but he was only on four or five songs (unfortunately). This CD is more of a blues/folkrock direction for the supergroup, and that's cool. It's very them. It suits their style. My favorite track (probably because it vocally mimics the first album the closest - but actually may be my favorite Wilbury cut between the two albums) is "Poor House." There is much more humor on this one, which makes it quite entertaining to introduce others to. Tom Petty's influence is more prevalent in this one; he shows some of his top-noch song writing tricks. Petty reveals his natural ability, and you can hear with what ease music comes to him. My only regret about this album is there aren't as many George songs........I'll deal. No one should go through life without hearing this album at least once. Like the first one - it's nearly impossible to hold a bad mood while hearing this stuff. (oh and try to act out all of the "Wilbury Twist" - I think I still have bruises)"