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Quite probably your best buy of the year!!!
on 2 July 2007
I already had the original two albums, but for a tenner I could not resist this 3-disc set with 4 bonus tracks and a decent amount of original music videos.
Everybody positively shines throughout; Dylan's hilarious Dirty World and Tweeter and The Monkey Man; Harrison's sublime Handle With Care, Heading For The Light and the fantastic Maxine (the latter originally left off!). Roy Orbison is spine tingling on the last song of his life, Not Alone Anymore. Tom Petty sings the catchy Last Night and offers a notable Orbison tribute in You Took My Breath Away, and Jeff Lynne brings these disparate elements together with his trademark slick production.
Volume One is the perfect 'feel-good' album. Even if you don't dance, you will certainly feel the urge to, and will soon know entire songs of by heart. Volume Three is slightly less upbeat and has a more rock and roll/rootsy feel, and Orbison is missed, but its still a damned good listen. On top of this, there is also a dvd containing all of the music videos (5 in total), plus a half hour documentary which gives some insight into the fun everbody was having.
For the money, it is an absolute gem of a buy and I would recommend it whole-heartedly.