The official home of The Traveling Wilburys:
George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.

The Birth of the Traveling Wilburys

Introduction by Mo Ostin

The birth of the Traveling Wilburys was a happy accident. Warner Bros. Records’ International Department had asked that George Harrison come up with a B-side for “This Is Love,” a single from his Cloud Nine album. At the time it was customary to couple an A-side with a never-before-heard track, giving the single extra sales value.

This was mid-1988. Cloud Nine was just out. George, along with cowriter Jeff Lynne and their friends Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, had been hanging out in Dylan’s studio. I suppose George figured that as long as his pals were on hand, why not use them to knock off this flipside?

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End Of The Line

End Of The Line – released 1989
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Limited Edition Picture Disc

Limited Edition Picture Disc
Limited Edition Picture Disc

The Traveling Wilburys Vol.1 gets a 30th-anniversary limited edition 12-inch picture disc, celebrating this blue moon moment in rock ’n’ roll history. With an A-side featuring the band’s bold logo, a B-side displaying an Alberto Tolot photo of the Wilburys, and a die-cut sleeve revealing the picture disc in all its glory, this vinyl version is an aesthetically stunning salute to the world’s ultimate supergroup.

“Been close to the edge, hanging by my fingernails, I’ve rolled and I’ve tumbled through the roses and the thorns, And I couldn’t see the sign that warned me, I’m heading for the light…”
Heading For The Light, The Traveling Wilburys