Sunday, February 25, 2007

Camp Wilbury

Fans can get a rare look at the Wilbury recording process by viewing this video, posted recently on You'll hear clips from songs such as "Like a Ship" and "Seven Deadly Sins". You'll also appreciate the necessity of Jeff Lynne's backing vocals on the commercially released version of the latter. His (and George Harrison's) role as producer cannot be underestimated.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Wilbury Twist?

It appears that the long-awaited Traveling Wilburys remasters are just around the corner.

Roger Friedman at reports "The Traveling Wilburys are back. The famed supergroup’s CDs have been out of print. But I’m told that Rhino Records has won the contract, and the Wilburys’ catalogue should reappear on or around June 1...Barbara Orbison and Olivia Harrison, widows respectively of Roy and George, are responsible for getting the project off the ground."

Having done an incredible job with Roy Orbsion - For The Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits in 1988, and the Concert For George DVD in 2002, Rhino is the perfect choice. In fact, it was that particular Rhino anthology that started it all for me.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tom Petty Nominated For Two Grammy Awards

Tom Petty is up for two awards in the 49th annual Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live at 8:00 PM tonight from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

His latest album, the critically-acclaimed Highway Companion has been nominated for Best Rock Album, and the single "Saving Grace," received a nomination for Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance. Both were produced with fellow Wilbury Jeff Lynne.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

ELO Back In The Charts?

Could this be the year that ELO re-enters the singles charts? It could happen, now that "Latitude 88 North" has been released as a download single on iTunes.

The previously unreleased song from the Out of the Blue sessions, has struck a chord with listeners in the UK, having been playlisted on every radio station, including BBC Radio 2 and Capital Radio.

Listen to the sample available on the FTM website, or better yet, download the single on iTunes.