The Traveling Wilburys have scored album chart success with the reissue collection of the 1988 and 1989 albums Volume 1 and Volume 3 respectively.
The collection out through Rhino, has gone straight to number one in the UK album charts, beating the original chart position of the ‘Rock Performance’ Grammy Award winning album. Volume 1 originally charted at number sixteen in the UK on it’s release in 1988.
The supergroup of five guitarists that was The Traveling Wilburys have had their music reissued for the first time in a decade.
The group consisted of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan recorded Volume 1 in a ten-day period in 1988, under the made up monikers of half-brothers and supposed sons of Charles Truscott Wilbury, Sr.
The remastered and expanded version of the album that until now had been out of print in most territories includes rare and previously unreleased tracks as well as some new mixes.
This week’s album chart top ten also throws up a few other surprises, in terms of the genaration of artists enjoying success, possibly to do with the Father’s Day gift-factor.
The Police’s 30th anniversary hits collection ‘The Police’ is a new entry at number 3, Genesis’ ‘Turn It On Again – The Hits’ is at number five, Hank Marvin ‘Guitar Man’ is at number six, The Who’s hits ‘Then And Now’ is another new entry at number nine, and Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full is at number ten.
Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison and The Clash also appear in this week’s Top 40.