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Volume 1 - Travelling Wilburys
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Volume 1 - Travelling Wilburys
Date: 16/07/12, updated on 16/07/12 (24 review reads)
Advantages: So many great tracks - I wouldn't say there was a single weak track! Very listenable.
The Travelling Wilburys, for those of you who don't know, are Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty accompanied by drummer Jim Keltner.
The result? An explosive and energetic album with each of the band contributing their own musical influences. The original line up was brought to a close with the tragic death of Roy Orbison at the end of 1988, the year this album was recorded.
This heartfelt album makes you feel as though you are on the road, with its rhythms and edge of excitement.
Personal track by track analysis:
1. Handle With Care. This upbeat track full of energy and with Dylan's classic storytelling style of song, this song sings of the vulnerability of someone in love. Brilliant opening track - download!
2. Dirty World. Opening with Dylan's gravelly vocals, complete with gorgeous harmonies from the band, this song retains the optimism of the first track and continues with a fast paced, well put together track. Very listenable.
3. Rattled. The pace of the track seems to reflect someone venting his frustrations.
4. Last Night. One of my favourites on the album, this song is an off beat love song - the story
of meeting a girl, plain and simple. Uplifting rhythms combine with repetition and a story to make this track brilliant.
5. Not Alone Any More. This slightly more low key track continues with the romantic theme and is complete with stunning vocals and interesting musical effects.
6. Congratulations. Possibly the most melancholy of the album, this song tells of heartbreak, perhaps a reference to the romance of earlier in the album, if we were to see the album as a story! Use of repetition makes the messages resonate.
7. Heading For The Light. This track is exciting, and brings a fresh melody dotted with jazz influences which makes you wanna dance!
8. Margarita. This song builds a little before they introduce some harmonies nearly a minute in. Plays with musical effects more than anything!
9. Tweeter and the Monkey Man. This bizarre sounding track is a great track. The story of a drug dealer, this song has an ominous edge to it which makes it a brilliant song. Download it!
10. End of the Line. This song is lovely! Such a jolly song, complete with pretty harmonies and alternating vocals from the artists. This is guaranteed to lift you up at any time of the day. No deep meanings, just lots of love!
11. Maxine. A song about a lady named Maxine, so if you have a Maxine in your life, play this to her ;)
12. Like A Ship. Album finishes in as strong a note as it began, with this slower closing tune with nautical references.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this album as I reviewed it, give it a listen for some unexpected and uplifiting music.
Summary: Musically brilliant, listenable, what are you waiting for!