The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1
By The Traveling Wilburys
I have to say, this is probably one of my favorite albums of all time. I have it on CD and cassette. (To those of you who don’t know what a “cassette” is, get off my lawn! No seriously though, it’s kind of like a CD, except it’s rectangular, and it’s thicker, and it’s what they used for music and such in the 1980’s, before they had CD’s.) I listen to it all the time. Anyway, in case you don’t know, the Traveling Wilburys were a band from the late 80’s through the early 90’s. They were: George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Jim Keltner. (Well, actually, Keltner wasn’t officially a part of the band until volume 3… there was no volume 2, just 1 and 3. One of those George Harrison things.) Quite the team, eh? Anyway, this is one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. From the opening notes of “Handle with Care” all the way through the very last strum of “End of the Line,” every last one of the zillion or so discrete compartments of analog information comprising this album simply oozes quality and excellence. Like with any music, it’s better on vinyl, but on CD or cassette it’s still a downright amazing album. It could be also be said to be, to some degree, a concept album… well, it has a definite beginning, middle, and end, that’s for sure. Anyway, I highly recommend this album and think you should go get it out of the library and listen to it.