CD is defective
C. P. Manley | Wisconsin | 08/09/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"CD is the original "Traveling Wilburys Volume 3" with the addition of two bonus tracks. However,
bonus track 13, "Runaway" has a "dropout", a silent gap, in both channels of the song. This occurs
at about twelve seconds into the song. I contacted the manufacturer, Rhino, who acknowledged the defect
but said there were no plans to replace the defective discs. They did however offer a refund if I sent the disc to them."
From 5 To 4
Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 06/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When it came down to 1988, it was a banner year for the Traveling Wilburys bringing in a lot of joy and excitement into a mainstream audience with the teaming of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne of Eletric Light Orchestra, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan. With Traveling Wilburys which showed and delivered a lot of promise into a classic Rock vibe that delivered to audiences young and old. Sadly, Roy passed away shortly after Volume 1 was released and there was a lot of pressure for the classic group to make another record, without Roy in their lives. But, the group which became a foursome actually did, and after over 10 years out of print, it finally has a new ligth for record buyers everywhere.
The 2008 re-release of the Traving Wilburys second and final album, awkwardly titled Volume 3 has finally been released. The album which was featured in last years' Traveling Wilburys Anthology which did very well for listeners of all ages, has now been re-released as a single disc album to a whole new generation. While Volume 3 doesn't appeal as well as 1988's Volume 1, the songs have all been restored and brilliantly reintroduced to a new generation of record buyers and MP3 players. The album does have some great songs which include Inside Out, the upbeat Wilbury Twist, and the little-known classic She's My Baby. The re-release also includes B-Sides including the 60's Rock-inspired track Runaway as well as Nobody's Child. While the album has been restored well, the feeling of the album just doesn't appeal as vividly as did Volume 1, because the group wasn't complete without Roy Orbison. Still, the foursome managed to put out a strong guilty pleasure for those who've loved the first Traveling Wilburys album.
All in all, if you've already purchased last years' Traveling Wilburys Anthology, there is really no need to buy Volume 3. On top of that, Volume 3 doesn't haven't the strength that Volume 1 had delivered, and it also was very sad the group has disbanded after Volume 3 came out. Still if you're a fan of guilty pleasure music, I suggest you get a good hard listen to this album and hear that magical Wilbury excitement all over again.
Album Cover: B
Songs: C 1/2-
Too many Bobs
. | Chicago, IL USA | 01/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard not be influenced by Dylan. Harrison, Petty and Lynne certainly have been. That's not necessarily a fault, but how many Bobs do we need in one band? The three have been vocally flexible over the length of their careers, but around Bob, they become Bob. Orbison's death was a big loss for the TW's, both as the supreme singer that Roy was, and as the only member who obviously had no trace of Bob in his sound. I've heard Lynne do a great Roy. Perhaps he felt it wasn't right to do here and perhaps he's right, but more vocal variety among these four would make this a much better performance."