George Harrison’s widow promises reissue of Traveling Wilburys albums next

I think this one of the most anticipated reissues in The Beatle-solo catalog that I have been heavily anticipating.  Hopefully, it is as much a labor of love as all of the other Harrison reissues.  Each one has been chock full of good sound, and wonderful bonus goodies.

George Harrison’s widow Olivia Harrison is trying to follow his high standards for her recent and future reissues of the “quiet Beatle’s” work. Last month, Harrison’s 1973 Number One album Living In the Material World was reissued under Olivia’s supervision.

Olivia told us that the new reissue was one of the final projects Harrison worked on before his death in 2001. She also said that the next reissue will jump ahead 15 years, to the first Traveling Wilburys album: “It’s really nice to get this one done. He’d remastered this already in 2001 himself, but he didn’t get a chance to finish it. I think next year the Wilburys is so overdue — way overdue. And there’s a lot of great material on that as well, so I’m just trying to get to it.”


1988’s Traveling Wilburys Vol. One album featured Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. After Orbison’s death in 1989, the band regrouped the following year for Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

Home footage from the albums’ sessions is expected to be released on DVD in conjunction with the Wilburys reissues. There’s no release date set for the reissues, nor any word whether they will released at the same time.

Living In The Material World was the follow-up to Harrison’s first mainstream solo album, 1970’s All Things Must Pass, and featured his second Number One hit, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth).” George’s album and single replaced Paul McCartney & Wings’ Red Rose Speedway and “My Love” at the Number One spot on the Billboard 200 Album and Hot 100 singles charts, respectively.

Living In The Material World was the first time a former Beatle recorded a solo project in the group’s Apple Studios, which had last been used by the group in 1969 to record their album Let It Be.

Source: Rock Radio

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