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Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

You would think that a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty would rack up massive hit singles.

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (2013)

Bob Dylan’s bootleg series typically offers a opportunity to dig deeper into his enigmatic and often quite personal musical history. This new edition, despite being subtitled Another Self Portrait, is different.

The Friday Morning Listen: Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle (1968)

The Friday Morning Listen: Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle (1968)

Are there any famous albums out there that you’ve ignored over the years? I have a small cache of them, which I keep secret because when people find out I’ve never listened to them they sort of freak out.

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.

Deep Beatles: “Nothin’ Shakin’ [But the Leaves on the Trees]” (BBC version, 1963)

Concluding our three-week look at select BBC performances, Deep Beatles focuses on a memorable George Harrison performance: “Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees),” a rocker the Beatles had performed since their Hamburg days.

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre (1990; 2013 reissue)

Perhaps, given its vintage, it’s no surprise that Armchair Theatre seems to owe so much to Lynne’s participation in the Traveling Wilburys, along with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom (2001; 2013 reissue)

This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.

Deep Beatles: “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” (Decca audition, 1962)

As the Beatles finished their rocking rendition of “Get Back” at the conclusion of their 1969 Apple rooftop concert, John Lennon joked “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”

Deep Beatles: “Savoy Truffle” from The White Album (1968)

Many Beatles songs contain two key elements: wordplay and nods to their R&B roots. George Harrison is no stranger to either aspect, and few songs encapsulate these qualities like “Savoy Truffle,” the White Album track