Rolling Stone - 11/29/903.5 Stars (out of 5)
- "...combines four distinctive styles in seemingly effortles fashion....this music finds famous folks enjoying themselves and one another..."
Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.
Down Beat - 2/914 Stars (out of 5)
- "...This is one crack unit..."
New York Times (Publisher) - 11/18/90
"The superstar pop group stays close to 50's and 60's rock roots, drawing on blues, doo-wop, rockabilly and Buddy Holly. But their second album is faster, jokier, lighter and meaner than the first."
The Traveling Wilburys: Spike Wilbury (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, sitar, background vocals); Boo Wilbury (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Clayton Wilbury (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals); Muddy Wilbury (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals).
Personnel: Gary Moore (guitar); Jim Horn (saxophone); Jim Keltner (drums, percussion); Ray Cooper (percussion).
Shortly after the release of the Traveling Wilburys' first album, Roy Orbison died suddenly of a heart attack. The remaining Wilburys, choosing not to discover a previously missing "sixth" brother, released 1990's VOLUME THREE as a quartet. (There was no second volume; the band members joked that it had already been deleted.) A brief and easy-going album with a markedly low-key sound, VOLUME THREE is largely dominated by Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, who had played more supporting roles on the first album. Highlights include the rocking opener, "She's My Baby," and George Harrison's social comment, "The Devil's Been Busy."