The Traveling Wilburys released their two official albums in 1988 and 1990. Ever since then, my wife and I have listened to the cassettes we bought nearly two decades ago, later supplanted by a “rip” of those cassettes onto CD-R discs.
But now, our lives have changed, with the newly released CD set comprising both of their albums, with some bonus tracks as well as a DVD. The CD set came in today’s mail (thank you, Amazon!), and we’ve been enraptured. The sound is crisp and clean… but then again, we’ve been listening to a cassette since 1988, for heaven’s sake.
The best are the first-disc tracks featuring the voice of the late Roy Orbison, but there’s not a bad song in the bunch. If you’re a fan of Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Orbison, you need this.