Good news, music fans: The two albums from ’80s supergroup Traveling Wilburys will finally be reissued on June 12 by the noble historians at Rhino Records.The group — comprised of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison — is best known for 1988’s “Handle With Care”; while Petty’s been doing the tune in concert for years, Jenny Lewis’ decision to cover that song on last year’s Rabbit Fur Coat seemed to get plenty of hipsters asking, Dude, how come I can’t buy the original? And, as we all know, what the hipsters want, the hipsters get. Huzzah!
Anyway, I’m psyched to have another chance to own Vol. 1, especially “End of the Line,” which I’ll always associate equally with the death of Roy Orbison and the sad realization, while filling out my proposed schedule for high school, that I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. But that’s neither here nor there. Must learn to focus.PopWatchers! Let’s see if we’ve got the same power as the hipsters: What out-of-print album, DVD, or book would you like to see reissued? My vote: the My So-Called Life DVDs. Your turn!
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