Roy Orbison’s ‘Mystery Girl,’ released on Feb. 7, 1989, became a celebration, a valedictory, a mash note and a desperately sad farewell — all in one.
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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Toto, the Who, Roy Orbison, Stick Men, Jon Anderson, Mike Bloomfield
These 10 reissues and live sets provided us with important new perspectives.
On December 4, 1988, Roy Orbison was celebrating a huge year. His album with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys had sold extremely well; he finished recording his first album of original material in several years, Mystery Girl
You would think that a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty would rack up massive hit singles.
Haven’t we all been in this situation? I know I have. There’s a breakup and somewhere down the road you see your ex with somebody new. It can hurt, perhaps more than you were expecting.
Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, played a key role in the formative days of the Traveling Wilburys, that 1980s supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.
Parts of Bob Dylan’s soon-to-be-released record “Modern Times,” his first in five years, were “leaked” by Sony last Friday – and while I get my mind around those tracks, I’ve begun my own never-ending tour of his old stuff. “TRAVELING WILBURYS, Vol. 1,” 1988 Recording a song a day, Dylan hooks up with old and new friends – including GeorgeRead More