The Traveling Wilburys Vol. It was Dirty World - Traveling Wilburys - Volume One in October to commercial success and critical acclaim. Harrison was in Los Angeles and in need of a B-side for a single from his Cloud Nine album, which resulted in the participants collaborating informally on the song " Handle with Care " at Dylan's home.
Adopting alter egos as the five Wilbury brothers, they then recorded a full album, produced by Lynne and Harrison. It has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. While having dinner with Lynne and Orbison, Harrison related how he needed to record a new track and wanted to do it the next day.
Harrison asked if Lynne would help, and Orbison offered his old friend his hand as well, seeing how fun it would be. Needing a studio at short notice, Harrison called Bob Dylanwho agreed to let them use his garage studio. At first, Dirty World - Traveling Wilburys - Volume One role was that of a host, maintaining a barbecue to feed the musicians; at Harrison's invitation, Dylan then joined them in writing lyrics for the song.
The ensemble taped the track on Dylan's Ampex recording equipment, with all five sharing the vocals. Harrison was no stranger to the use of alternate identities, as he had adopted them with Sgt.
During the Beatles' first tour of Scotland, inhe had used the pseudonym "Carl Harrison", in reference to one of his favourite musicians, Carl Perkins.
With Harrison having the greatest claim to the band, he signed them up to Warner Bros. Recordswhich distributed his solo recordings, and incorporated their own Wilbury Records label, in addition to producing the sessions with Lynne that spring.
Petty subsequently signed to Warner Bros. According to statements by Harrison in the documentary The True History of the Traveling Wilburys filmed in about the making of the album and re-released on the bonus DVD included in The Traveling Wilburys Collectionthe whole band gave various contributions to all songs, although each song was mainly written by a single member; the joint songwriting credit came from the fact that giving individualized credits looked egotistical.
We would arrive about twelve or one o'clock and have some coffee. Somebody would say, Dirty World - Traveling Wilburys - Volume One about this? Then we'd all join in, and it'd turn into something. We'd finish around midnight and just sit for a bit while Roy would tell us fabulous stories about Sun Records or hanging out with Elvis. Then we'd come back the next day to work on another one. That's why the songs are so good and fresh—because they haven't been second-guessed and dissected and replaced.
It's so tempting to add stuff to a song when you've got unlimited time. However, the publishing credits on the Collection book are more revealing about the actual songwriters, as each of the credited publishers belongs to a single member:.
The separation was not repeated for the publishing credits of Traveling Wilburys Vol. Released on October 18,Volume One became a surprise commercial success, reaching number 3 in the US and selling 2 million copies there within six months. The album also reached number 16 in the UK. While Harrison and Petty had recent successes, Dylan, Orbison who died of a sudden heart attack on December 6, and Lynne had not seen an album climb that high in several years.
At the time, no Dylan album had ever achieved two million in sales. As one critic put it, it was "one of the great commercial coups of the decade". The single " Handle with Care " was a significant hit in the UK charts, peaking at number 21, and an even bigger hit in Australia number 3 and New Zealand number 4though Dirty World - Traveling Wilburys - Volume One stalled at number 45 on the US Billboard Hot Most critics said the group's modest ambitions were fresh and relaxing.
The album was also nominated for Album of the Year. In his Un Tal Gioco / Scherzet Immer. - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni / Mario del Monaco, Cornell The Encyclopedia of Popular MusicColin Larkin describes the Traveling Wilburys as "the last of the great supergroups" and writes of the band's accidental origins: "This wonderful potpourri of stars reintroduced 'having a good time' to their vocabulary and the result was not a Harrison solo album but the superb debut of the Traveling Wilburys.
The outing proved The Great Commandment - Various - Best Of The 80s (DVD) Dirty World - Traveling Wilburys - Volume One a major success, bringing out the best of each artist; in particular, this [album] proved to be the marvellous swan song for Roy Orbison who tragically died soon afterwards. All tracks are written by Traveling Wilburys.
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