Additional information about this, Traveling Wilburys vinyl art.
Traveling Wilburys – The Artists
The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were a British–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Originating from an idea discussed by Harrison and Lynne during the sessions for Harrison’s 1987 album Cloud Nine, the band formed in April 1988 after the five members united to record a bonus track for Harrison’s next European single. When this collaboration, “Handle with Care”, was deemed too good for such a limited release, the group agreed to record a full album, titled Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Following Orbison’s death in December 1988, the Wilburys released a second album, which they titled Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, in 1990. The project’s work received much anticipation given the diverse nature of the singer-songwriters. The band members adopted tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms as half-brothers from the fictional Wilbury family of travelling musicians. Vol. 1 was a critical and commercial success, helping to revitalise Dylan’s and Petty’s respective careers.
End of The Line – The Song
“End of The Line” is a song by the British-American supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. It was the final track on their debut album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, released in October 1988. It was also issued in January 1989 as the band’s second single. The recording features all the Wilburys except Bob Dylan as lead singers; George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison sing the choruses in turn, while Tom Petty sings the verses. The song was mainly written by Harrison and was assigned to his publishing company, Umlaut Corporation. However, all five members of the group received a songwriting credit in keeping with the collaborative concept behind the Wilburys project. The music video for “End of the Line” was directed by Willy Smax and filmed in Los Angeles shortly after Orbison’s death in December 1988. Set in a moving steam locomotive train carriage, it features Dylan playing guitar and session musician Jim Keltner (credited as Buster Sidebury on the albums) playing brushes. To honour Orbison, a shot of a guitar sitting in a rocking chair and a photo of him are shown when his vocals are heard.
The Guitar Case – The Shape
This record has been modelled into five guitar cases to represent the five traveling Wilburys; Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that typically has six strings. It is held flat against the player’s body and played by strumming or plucking the strings with the dominant hand, while simultaneously pressing selected strings against frets with the fingers of the opposite hand. A plectrum or individual finger picks may be used to strike the strings. The sound of the guitar is projected either acoustically, by means of a resonant chamber on the instrument, or amplified by an electronic pickup and an amplifier. The Guitar case is made from a strong tough material, often with felt inside to stop the contents scratching and with a handle. It is designed to transport the guitar between gigs without damage.
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