Traveling Wilburys

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Maxine (demo)

Maxine was one of three tracks left off of the Volume Three album (along with Runaway and Like A Ship). It features George Harrison singing lead throughout the song, with contributions from Jeff Lynne (acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, backup vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar), and Bob Dylan (acoustic guitar).

Maxine remains unavailable, except as a bottleg. It is expected that it will appear on the remastered and expanded CDs, due later this year.


Saturday, July 02, 2005


Though it never appeared on an album, the Traveling Wilburys' take on the Del Shannon classic Runaway was an excellent tribute to a man rumored to be the next Wilbury, until his untimely death in February 1990.

Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty contributed to Del Shannon's comeback album, Rock On!, and later paid a tribute to their friend during the Volume Three sessions. It featured Jeff on vocals and Bob Dylan's familiar harmonica over the instrumental break in the middle of the song.

Originally planned as the final track on Volume Three, it later appeared as a bonus with the She's My Baby single, issued in November 1990. A demo version also exists as a bootleg.

Sally - Freelance Writer