Coverville 333: The Traveling Wilburys (sort of) Cover Story

June 14, 2007

With the long-awaited rerelease of the The Traveling Wilburys (Amazon link) collection this week, I was inspired to put together a show that featured songs by the group and each of its legendary members. Here’s on what’s on the show tonight:

Title (with link to iTunes, if available) Artist (with link to the artists’ website, if available) Album (with link to Amazon.com, if available) Original Artist
Handle With Care Jamie Hoover Lynne Me Your Ears: A Tribute to the Music of Jeff Lynne The Traveling Wilburys
You Got It Bonnie Raitt Boys On The Side: Original Soundtrack Album Roy Orbison
American Girl Roger McGuinn Thunderbyrd Tom Petty
Free Fallin’ (live) Kings of Convenience Cosmosonica: Crazy Covers, Vol. 1 Tom Petty
Mr. Blue Sky Parthenon Huxley Homemade Spaceship: The Music of ELO Electric Light Orchestra (Jeff Lynne)
Tomorrow Is A Long Time Nickel Creek Why Should the Fire Die? Bob Dylan
What Is Life Olivia Newton-John Definitive Collection George Harrison

36 minutes |

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  1. I’m getting tired of saying this,

    F A N T A S T I C!!

    Could you image today’s rock stars forming such a mega-group? This was a one off thing and produced some great songs. The hand of Lynne is all over a lot of this and it’s sad that isn’t the case any more because the guy’s a genious.

    I don’t think there will be any grave spinning as such regarding that “What is life” cover, but maybe if you play a better version soon it will allow George to rest a little easier!

    Thanks Brian, made my Friday morning.

  2. Hey,

    I just listened to this while tending to trying to get my condo in shape for a sale, and I am blown away by “Free Falling” cover by Kings of Convenience. And Nickel Creek’s cover of Dylan’s “Why Should the Fire Die” is transcendent.

    The podcast continues to give great ear.

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