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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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Deluxe Edition

The Traveling Wilburys CollectionBy overwhelming popular demand, The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Deluxe Limited Edition) is back. Linen-bound with the Wilburys logo on a linen-bound box, the Deluxe Limited Edition follows the original cream-colored Traveling Wilburys Collection, which sold out on the first day of its worldwide release in June 2007.

“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