1. Handle With Care
Artist: Traveling Wilburys
Label: Wilbury Record Co
Date: 17 Oct 1988
RIP George and Roy. Two amazing musicians!
The Traveling Wilburys maybe one of the only worthwhile supergroups. Most are bogged down by ego, with no obvious musical direction. George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne managed to fill an album full of great songs (plus one more very good album after Orbisons passing). I had a long chat last night about how perfect the track “Handle With Care” is.
To think, this song was almost a B-side to one of Harrisons “Cloud Nine” tracks. Luckily, the right people heard it and insisted it be put to better use. Harrisons vocals are smooth as ever, but the real treat is Roy Orbisons Chorus. A powerhouse up to the day he died.