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?
End Of The Line
End Of The Line – released 1989
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Limited Edition Picture Disc
Available: November 2nd
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.