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The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 Limited Edition Picture Disc

The Traveling Wilburys would have never referred to themselves as a supergroup. Though comprised of some of the biggest names in modern music, the band was much more nonchalant than that. Formed out of friendship, spontaneity (and some would say pure kismet) the Traveling Wilburys were Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.

The music they created together on their 1988 debut would win GRAMMYs and garner platinum plaques, but, more than anything, it was a testament to the group’s enduring chemistry and collective genius. Craft Recordings’ 30th-anniversary 12-inch picture-disc reissue of The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 on November 2 celebrates this blue moon moment in rock ’n’ roll history.

The origin story of the Traveling Wilburys is a pretty simple one. It was really just about five friends gathering to make music together in a home studio—except for the fact that they all happened to be rock ’n’ roll royalty. It began in 1988, when George Harrison and co-producer Jeff Lynne were tasked with recording a B-side for the former Beatle’s album, Cloud Nine. In need of a place to record on the fly, the two borrowed their friend, Bob Dylan’s, studio. They ended up spontaneously pulling Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and ultimately Dylan himself into the process. The resulting track was “Handle With Care,” a collaborative effort which Harrison’s A&R team knew was just too good to use as a B-side.

George later said, “I liked the song and the way that it turned out with all these people on it so much that I just carried it around in my pocket for ages thinking, ‘Well what can I do with this thing?’ And the only thing to do I could think of was do another nine. Make an album.” And that’s what the fivesome did, working quickly and informally, and operating as a full-fledged band, sharing lead vocals and songwriting duties. In keeping with that all-for-one spirit, they even created an alternate identity as a family band, the Traveling Wilburys, with each member adopting an alias: Dylan was Lucky Wilbury, Harrison was Nelson Wilbury, Orbison was Lefty Wilbury, Lynne was Otis Wilbury, and Petty became Charlie T. Wilbury Jr.

When you listen to these five musical giants trading lines and licks, there’s an unmistakable spirit of creativity and fraternity; it’s this pure enthusiasm that helped the record connect in such a widespread way.

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. is bookended by two huge hits. Opening the album is the aforementioned “Handle With Care,” with its blend of world-weariness and buoyancy set atop a chugging roots-rock groove, and Orbison’s otherworldly tenor adding the cherry on top. “End of the Line” closes things out, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for riding off into the sunset, with a sing-along chorus, stomp-along beat, and an overwhelming vibe of carefree contentment.

In between lie the swinging rockabilly of “Rattled,” the tongue-in-cheek, double-entendre-laden “Dirty World,” the vintage-sounding Orbison weeper “Not Alone Any More,” the south-of-the-border stroll “Last Night,” the sunny “Margarita” (where synth, sax, and slide guitar slug it out for dominance), and more. The once-in-a-lifetime nature of this historic partnership was underscored tragically by Orbison’s unexpected death just six weeks after the album’s release.

The 30th anniversary reminds us of a more recently departed Wilbury, as it arrives just over a year after Petty’s passing. But all this only makes the time the five Wilburys spent together seem that much more special. And with an A-side featuring the band’s bold logo, a B-side displaying an Alberto Tolot photo of the Wilburys, and a die-cut sleeve revealing the picture disc in all its glory, this limited-edition 12-inch vinyl version of The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is an aesthetically stunning salute to the world’s original, ultimate supergroup.

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 Picture Disc Track List

Side 1

1. Handle With Care
2. Dirty World
3. Rattled
4. Last Night
5. Not Alone Any More

Side 2

1. Congratulations
2. Heading for the Light
3. Margarita
4. Tweeter and the Monkey Man
5. End of the Line

The limited edition picture disc is available for pre-order HERE.

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New Tom Petty Best-of Collection to Feature Two Unreleased Songs

Universal has announced plans to release a career-spanning best-of collection dedicated to the late rocker that boasts a pair of unreleased recordings.

The Best of Everything, due out November 16th, features 38 of Petty’s biggest and “definitive” hits culled from throughout his career, ranging from his work with the Heartbreakers and Mudcrutch to his solo albums and spanning from 1976 to 2016.

The newly remastered greatest hits compilation also includes two unreleased songs: An unearthed track titled “For Real” and an alternate version of “The Best of Everything,” a song off 1985’s Southern Accents.

The Best of Everything also contains an essay on Petty penned by Almost Famous director and Rolling Stone writer Cameron Crowe. The compilation is available to preorder now ahead of its digital and CD release on November 16th.

The Best of Everything Track List

Disc 1

1. Free Fallin’
2. Mary Jane’s Last Dance
3. You Wreck Me
4. I Won’t Back Down
5. Saving Grace
6. You Don’t Know How It Feels
7. Don’t Do Me Like That
8. Listen To Her Heart
9. Breakdown
10. Walls (Circus)
11. The Waiting
12. Don’t Come Around Here No More
13. Southern Accents
14. Angel Dream (No. 2)
15. Dreamville
16. I Should Have Known It
17. Refugee
18. American Girl
19. The Best Of Everything (Alternate Version)

Disc 2

1. Wildflowers
2. Learning To Fly
3. Here Comes My Girl
4. The Last DJ
5. I Need To Know
6. Scare Easy
7. You Got Lucky
8. Runnin’ Down A Dream
9. American Dream Plan B
10. Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Featuring Stevie Nicks)
11. Trailer
12. Into The Great Wide Open
13. Room At The Top
14. Square One
15. Jammin’ Me
16. Even The Losers
17. Hungry No More
18. I Forgive It All
19. For Real

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P!nk, Kelly Clarkson & Panic At The Disco Featured On ‘The Greatest Showman Reimagined’

After the runaway success of The Greatest Showman’s soundtrack there is something special in the works to commemorate the movie musical. Atlantic Records will release a star-studded tribute album, titled The Greatest Showman — Reimagined — featuring covers of Greatest Showman numbers from a wide array of artists. 

P!nk, Panic at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson and Kesha, the latter of whom will be joined by Greatest Showman actress Keala Settle and Missy Elliott for an empowered take on “This Is Me.”

The Greatest Showman – Reimagined track list:

1. The Greatest Show – Panic! at the Disco
2. A Million Dreams – P!nk
3. A Million Dreams (Reprise) – Willow Sage Hart
4. Come Alive – Years & Years and Jess Glynne
5. The Other Side – MAX and Ty Dolla $ign
6. Never Enough – Kelly Clarkson
7. This is Me (The Reimagined Remix) – Keala Settle, Kesha and Missy Elliott
8. Rewrite the Stars – James Arthur and Anne-Marie
9. Tightrope – Sara Bareilles
10. From Now On – Zac Brown Band

Bonus tracks:

1. The Greatest Show – Pentatonix
2. Come Alive – Craig David
3. This is Me – Kesha
4. Rewrite the Stars (Acoustic) – Zendaya

The Greatest Showman Reimagined will be available on November 16, 2018.

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Watch The ‘Look What I Found’ Music Video Starring Lady Gaga From ‘A Star Is Born’

Among the 18 songs compiled for the film A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga penned “Look What I Found” with “The Cure” producer Mark Nilan Jr., ARTPOP contributor Nick Monson, “Born This Way” producer DJ White Shadow, and rocker Lukas Nelson, who previously featured Gaga’s vocals on his band’s 2017 track “Find Yourself.”

Check out the catchy track below.

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Rami Malek Becomes Freddie Mercury in New Bohemian Rhapsody Featurette

20th Century Fox has released a featurette for their upcoming and highly-anticipated Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, highlighting how Rami Malek got the role of Queen’s legendary front man and how much preparation he put into becoming the iconic singer.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that was always more like a family and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers, and music lovers to this day.

The film is directed by Bryan Singer and was written by Academy Award-nominated scribe Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything). In addition to Malek, the Queen band members will be played by Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, and Joseph Mazzello. Also starring are Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.

Bohemian Rhapsody will open in theaters on November 2, 2018.

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Paul McCartney Opens Up About Abbey Road & The Beatles’ Breakup In Wide-Ranging Interview

In his first profile on 60 Minutes, Paul McCartney walks down memory lane while looking through old pictures and videos and talks about how he still feels the need to prove himself with his music.

Read more HERE.

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Watch The Rocketman Teaser Trailer 

It’s going to be a wild ride. Taron Egerton stars as Sir Elton John in the epic musical fantasy Rocketman, launching into theaters Summer 2019. 

The uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Stranger Things Halloween Sounds LP

Bringing the Halloween sounds of Hawkins to vinyl for the first time! 

This album harkens back to a magical time when spooky sounds would accompany your Halloween parties. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein bring the classic Halloween listening experience back to life on Halloween Sounds From The Upside Down.

Side A

01. Turn On The Lights
02. Sick Of Cow
03. Power Maintenance
04. Roars From The Lab
05. Mercy
06. Shadow In The Tunnel
07. Do You Accept The Risk?
08. Tree Slime
09. Entering The Cellar

Side B

10. A Familiar Shape
11. The Spy
12. Turn Right & Run
13. They Hurt Me
14. Possessed

Order the Stranger Things Halloween Sounds From The Upside Down Pumpkin Orange Vinyl by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein HERE for $26.98.

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Watch The Video For Shallow From A Star Is Born

Warner Bros. has released a new music video from the upcoming musical romantic drama A Star is Born for the song “Shallow” sung by stars Bradley Cooper (Avengers: Infinity War) and Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel).

A Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta), in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.

In this new take on the tragic love story, Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. The cast of A Star is Born also includes Andrew Silverstein (aka Andrew Dice Clay), with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.

In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground, performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live.

A Star is Born is being produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk, Michael Rapino, Heather Parry and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth, based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson.

The feature will arrive in theaters on October 5, 2018.

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Tom Petty An American Treasure Prints By Shepard Fairey Release

Tom Petty’s daughter reached out to Shepard Fairey to have him illustrate a portrait of her dad for the cover of the “Tom Petty: An American Treasure” box set. Shepard created his illustration based on the iconic photograph shot by Mark Seliger. 

There will be two prints released with the image.

Tom Petty: An American Treasure
Canvas on Speckle Tone True White Paper
18 x 24 inches
Signed by Shepard Fairey
Numbered edition of 275
$60

Tom Petty: An American Treasure
Speckle Tone True White Paper
18 x 24 inches
Signed by Shepard Fairey
Numbered edition of 275
$60

Available Thursday, September 27th at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints.

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