Album Review - The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (21817)

Contributor: Tom Gambone 

The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 is a must have album!

It was released in 1988 and is certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

I was introduced to it because it was in my parent’s collection. I realized that the artists were the same musicians that I had been listening to on their own individual albums since I was born. 

Then how about how amazing Roy Orbison is in “Not Alone Any More”? It is definitely a song to belt out when you’re in the car alone, to hit the high notes, with the windows closed. I can play this album over and over and then slowly I search for their individual albums to hear more from these greats.



My favorite song is “End of the Line”, which begins with George Harrison’s classic voice, “Well it’s all right”, moves next to unmistakable Tom Petty, to Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison’s warbling voice “It’s all right”, and then back again. Bob Dylan just sings the chorus in this song. Each of these artists has such a distinct voice you can easily pick out who is singing.



Which one is going around in your head right now?