Nearly twenty years after the creation of the band and over a decade since their music was last available, legendary supergroup The Traveling Wilburys are at number one for the first time ever. Selling over 110,000 units in its first week of release, The Traveling Wilburys Collection, shot straight to the top of the UK album charts today.
On hearing the news, Olivia Harrison said “Here’s to George, Roy and the Boys, my favourite guys. Congratulations Wilburys.”
Also debuting at number 1 in the UK iTunes charts, The Traveling Wilburys have taken the digital age by storm. The albums can be downloaded for first time as part of the ‘digital bundle’ version of The Traveling Wilburys Collection, which includes the video content and a sixteen page interactive booklet with liner notes and photography of Harrison, Dylan and friends. In addition, newcomers to this iconic rock band can download a free introductory seven-minute video sampler via iTunes.
As further testament to their enduring popularity, The Wilburys are storming the charts across the world, with the Collection going in at number 1 in countries including Australia and Ireland.