George Harrison – Traveling Wilburys (Deluxe)

If there’s ever a thing to get a collector going it is a couple of different versions of the same release….

Enter the George Harrison side project The Traveling Wilburys, a super band he shared credit for with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.  (Or, as they are credited on the album sleeve: Lucky, Otis, Charlie T. Jnr. and Nelson Wilbury).

In 2007 Rhino Records released a limited edition box set of the two Wilbury albums, plus a DVD disc featuring a twenty-four minute documentary on the band and a collection of music videos.

The box set was released in three editions; the standard edition, with both CDs and DVD in a silver-coloured double digipak package with a 16-page booklet, and a “deluxe” boxed edition with the CDs and DVD, a hard-back 40-page booklet, and an envelope containing two old-style photos, two modern band photos, and a sticker.

The first release of this deluxe edition came out in a white linen covered box. However, you can see in the pictures below not one, but two versions of this deluxe box set – that’s because the first edition was so popular it quickly sold out….and so a year later they released another version – this time with the exact same content inside but housed in a blue linen covered box.

Each comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity” and is numbered. The white box here is number 18887. The blue box is numbered 102681.  Both are now pretty hard to find, though I think the white box is the rarer as there were fewer produced.  There was also a vinyl edition of the set – but I haven’t got that one. Yet…..

Traveling Wilburys     The Traveling Wilburys Collection

(First & Second Editions)

Label: Rhino  Records

Cat. No.:   R2 167868     (8122 7998 233)

2007 and 2008/US/2 CD/1 DVD/Ltd. Ed./book/4 photos/sticker/linen covered box sets

Traveling Wilburys 1st and 2nd Editions

Traveling Wilburys 1st and 2nd Editions

Traveling Wilburys 1st and 2nd Editions

Traveling Wilburys 1st and 2nd Editions - Front

Inside the 1st Edition Deluxe Box

Inside the 1st Edition Deluxe Box

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