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Capsule Reviews: Perspective on a rich career
By J.D. Considine
Bend Bulletin - November 30, 1990

Considering that "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3" (Wilbury-Warner 26324) is, in fact, only the second Traveling Wilburys album, it seems reasonable to assume that the project is essentially a goof. That certainly would explain "7 Deadly Sins," a warped Dylan rant over "Blue Moon" harmonies, or "Wilbury Twist," a dance-craze ditty to silly it makes "The Loco-Motion" seem like "Das Ring des Nibelungen." But unless you feel particularly charmed by such superstar shenanigans, this is for the most part unnecessary travel.