Traveling Wilburys ready another album
By Gary Graff
Dubuque Telegraph-Herald — July 5, 1990
The title of their last single notwithstanding, the Traveling Wilburys have hardly reached the “End of the Line.”
Four members of the superstar group — Lucky Wilbury (Bob Dylan), Nelson (George Harrison), Otis (Jeff Lynne) and Charlie T. Jr. (Tom Petty) — recently finished laying down tracks in Los Angeles for a follow-up to the 1988 smash “Volume One.” They’ll finish recording this summer in England, with the album due for release in October and a possible tour to follow. That, however, will be preceded by a song on an album to benefit orphans in Romania.
The surving quartet, Lynne says, is upholding the Wilbury’s penchant for simple, melodic, acoustic guitar-based songs that are composed relatively fast.
Still, Lynne says, the fact that there’s life for the Wilburys after “Volume One” shouldn’t get fans thinking the quartet plans to turn a side project into a serious business.
“It’s still every bit a lark,” Lynne says. “We wanted to do (‘Volume One’) in a very low-key manner… We just sort of snuck it out, and it’s amazing how the momentum picked up and everybody liked it.”