Friday, October 23, 2009


The pre-orders are up for The Traveling Wilburys book by Genesis Publications.  There is one Collector's Edition for 195 British Pounds (US $318) and one Deluxe Edition for 375 British Pounds (US $612)...

Copies will be signed by Jeff Lynne.

Genesis Publications blurb:
Interwoven with hundreds of unseen photographs, Polaroids, drawings, log book entries and handwritten lyric sheets, The Wilburys tell their tale in their own words, with the occasional help of drummer Jim Keltner and others.
Not sure yet what makes the Collector's edition different from the Deluxe edition other than the obvious.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


For the record, this is a fake.  But I'm buying one anyway.  It's Jeff Lynne's Armchair Theatre from 1990 presented in a mini-LP CD, made in central bootlegsville.  I'm curious, that's all.

This album's 20th anniversary is next year and we're all still (after 6 years) awaiting the remastered and expanded edition.


For those of you who passed on the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame DVD box set released in September: Congratulations, your patience has paid off. Time-Life Music is issuing a slimmed down 3DVD set to be released November 3 for a more manageable $40 retail. This particular set will have much, if not all, of the George Harrison induction from 2004:

On DVD1:
*  Olivia And Dhani Harrison Accept for George Harrison 2004 Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood And Dhani Harrison (2004) Handle With Care
*  Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

On DVD3 Bonus Features:
*  Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne Induct George Harrison 2004

press release/story here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The Beatles Examiner is reporting that the long awaited Traveling Wilburys deluxe (and I mean deluxe) book from Genesis Publications could be out in time for the holidays.  As mentioned earlier, these books are not cheap.  Genesis' music books range from 295-900 British Pounds.  That translates into $489-1,495 USD.  Their books are, however, second to none in terms of quality.  Genesis previously wrote that they would pull out all the stops for the Wilburys, so who knows what that means for the book price.

They have/had two Concert For George books, the deluxe is long sold out, as is (two volumes of) Songs by George Harrison.

No indication of what will be included in the Wilburys book.  The announcement is expected any day now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Those of you in the UK will have the opportunity to buy and download a small set of vintage ELO live tracks on Amazon UK's web site beginning 12 October.  BBC Session (19th April 1973) is being released through EMI and includes unique artwork.

The track list is:
From The Sun To The World (BBC in Concert)
Kuiama (BBC in Concert)
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (BBC in Concert)
Roll Over Beethoven (BBC in Concert)

These tracks have been previously available on the now rarely seen Live At The BBC set released in 1999 as well as promo-only radio show LPs and CDs that have landed in collector's hands.  So far, it's just available on Amazon's MP3 page.  We'll have to wait until release day to see if the UK's iTunes will have it, too.