Traveling Wilburys - She's My Baby [Single/Album Version]Details

"That's Ken Wilbury [guesting on guitar on She's My Baby]. I hope he's listening in. Now Ken Wilbury, you're a very naughty boy. You didn't play on the video, but we love him anyway. He's an excellent guitar player."
George Harrison (October 25, 1990 - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 Radio Special)

"Gary Moore... was invited to play the lead guitar on She's My Baby..."
Patrik Guttenbacher, Marc Haines, & Alexander von Petersdorff (1996 - Unexpected Messages)

"At least one song [on the Vol. 3 album] in its original form is entirely a Dylan vocal. However, She's My Baby appears on the [Vol. 3] album with all four Wilburys singing a verse apiece. Dylan is by far the most significant Wilbury on Volume Three, making the major vocal contributions on Inside Out, If You Belonged To Me, Seven Deadly Sins [sic], and Where Were You Last Night?, as well as singing a verse apiece on She's My Baby, The Devil's Been Busy, New Blue Moon, and The Wilbury Twist [sic]."
Clinton Heylin (1996 - Bob Dylan: A Life In Stolen Moments: Day By Day, 1941-1995)

"This rocking little ditty was considerably ballsier than anything on Vol. 1. Certainly Gary Moore's lead guitar added to this tough sound, but was it right for the Wilburys? Warners in the US certainly had its doubts, as they scheduled it for a single release, only to yank it at the last minute. It was issued as a single in the UK, however, with two bonus tracks on the CD single. A promotional CD single was issued for US radio stations, however. All single versions are the same as the LP track, as is the soundtrack for the promo video completed on October 13, 1990. The film was produced by Peter Kohn and directed [by] David Leland for Limelight Films."
Chip Madinger and Mark Easter (October 2000 - Eight Arms To Hold You - The Solo Beatles Compendium)

"...She's My Baby and Where Were You Last Night?, aside from being given the full Jeff Lynne treatment, substituted secondary Wilburys for sections of Dylan vocals."
Clinton Heylin (2001 - Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades Revisited)

"5 November [1990]: The Traveling Wilburys single She's My Baby c/w New Blue Moon [Instrumental] is released in Britain on 12-inch single. There is also a CD version with the bonus track Runaway. [...] 6 November [1990]: The Traveling Wilburys single She's My Baby c/w New Blue Moon [Instrumental] is released in America. [...] She's My Baby c/w New Blue Moon (instrumental version) by the Traveling Wilburys was issued in Britain on Wilbury W 9523 on 5 November 1990. [...] She's My Baby c/w the instrumental New Blue Moon and Runaway followed [in 1990] and the final single was issued in March 1991 with Wilbury Twist c/w New Blue Moon (Instrumental) and Cool Dry Place. [...] Gary Moore, under the name Ken Wilbury, played lead guitar on the [Vol. 3] opening track, She's My Baby."
Bill Harry (2003 - The George Harrison Encyclopedia)She's My Baby single was not released in America.

"George, the songwriter, had a hand in She's My Baby, Inside Out, You Took My Breath Away, and the beautiful New Blue Moon. [...] There are two uninteresting tracks to grapple with: the opener, She's My Baby, is a disappointment, sounding like a formula , flash rock track of the ELO type. It's too much of an obvious 'rocking' first track, retracing the steps of Back in the USSR."
Simon Leng (April 1, 2006 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison)

"With Harrison and Lynne producing again [for the Traveling Wiburys' second album], both She's My Baby and Wilbury Twist became radio hits as the album reached #11 in the U.S. and achieved Platinum success."
Author Unknown (March 21, 2007 - Rhino Records press release)

"It's wonderful to have these jovial, jangly gems back -- whether it's the infectious communal vibe of Handle With Care and Last Night, the raucous She's My Baby or the raggedly hopeful End of the Line."
Scott Galupo (June 15, 2007 - Washington Times review of Traveling Wilburys reissues)

"The opening She's My Baby was by far the toughest item in their slim repertoire."
Andy Gill (June 19, 2007 - The Independent)

"Gary Moore is drafted in to provide the guitar solo on the opening rocker She's My Baby."
Mick Lynch (2007 - Remember The Eighties website)

"The [Volume 3]] album proper features a guitar cameo from Gary Moore, weirdly."
Michael Simmons (November 2011 - Mojo)

"It was George [Harrison's idea to bring in Gary Moore to play lead guitar on She's My Baby]. Gary was friends with George at the time, that's how he got invited in. Of course, I know him as well a little bit and he was a really nice guy. And we just got him in because we were working at George's house and he lived not far away at the time. He just came in one day and overdubbed his guitar."
Jeff Lynne (November 1, 2012 - The Morton Report)

"None of the [Traveling Wilburys Volume 3] singles charted in America, while in Britain She s My Baby the nearest the group ever came to hard rock with additional lead guitar by Ken Wilbury , alias Gary Moore stalled at No. 79. [...] In tribute to Del Shannon, the B-side of She s My Baby was a faithful cover version of Runaway."
John Van der Kiste (August 2015 - Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After)

"While not as successful as its predecessor, the [second Traveling Wilburys] disc also contains lighthearted tracks that exude cheerful bawdiness, She s My Baby and Wilbury Twist among them."
Kit O'Toole (October 24, 2015 - Something Else! website review)

"[Vol. 3] one had two radio hits, She s My Baby and Inside Out. The album was dedicated to Orbison. She s My Baby and Wilbury Twist became radio hits as the album reached #11 in the U.S. and was certified Platinum."
Unknown (September 2016 - Best Classic Bands website)

"Petty also co-founded the 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, penning hits such as End of the Line and She s My Baby. "
Piya Sinha-Roy (October 2, 2017 - Reuters)

"The Traveling Wilburys would convene once again as a four-piece in 1990 with the cheekily titled Vol. 3 (both Mystery Girl and Petty's 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever have long been hypothesized by fans as the unofficial second volume of the series given the involvement of all or most of band members). However, despite the success of its rockin' lead single "\She's My Baby, the album failed to properly capture familial flavor that made its 1988 predecessor an off-kilter classic. For Keltner, the difference is clearly attributed to the presence of Orbison."
Ron Hart (October 18, 2018 - Billboard)


  • Running Time: 3:14
  • Record Date: March to May 1990 (original recordings) & July 1990 (final mixing)
  • Record Location: Wilbury Mountain Studios, Bel Air, California (original recordings) & Friar Park Studios, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK (George Harrison's home studio) (final mixing)
  • Written By: Traveling Wilburys
  • Produced By: George Harrison & Jeff Lynne
  • Engineered By: Richard Dodd
  • Performed By: Jeff "Clayton" Lynne (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals), Tom "Muddy" Petty (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Bob "Boo" Dylan (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), George "Spike" Harrison (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, mandolin, backing vocals), Jim Keltner (drums, percussion), Ray Cooper (percussion), Gary Moore (electric guitar)

  • Released On:
    • Vol. 3 LP album (1990 October 19 UK Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers WX 384)
    • Vol. 3 CD album (1990 October 19 UK Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 7599 26324 2)
    • Vol. 3 LP album (1990 October 30 USA Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 9 26324-1)
    • Vol. 3 CD album (1990 October 30 USA Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers 9 26324-2)
    • She's My Baby 7" single (1990 November 5 UK Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers W 9523)
    • She's My Baby 12" single (1990 November 5 UK Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers W 9523 T)
    • She's My Baby CD single (1990 November 5 UK Wilbury Records/Warner Brothers W 9523 CD)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection CD/DVD album (2007 June 11 UK Rhino/Wilbury Records 8122799824)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Deluxe CD/DVD album (2007 June 11 UK Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 167868)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Deluxe Digital album (2007 June 11 UK Rhino/Wilbury Records ?)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection CD/DVD album (2007 June 12 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 167804)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Deluxe CD/DVD album (2007 June 12 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 167868)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Deluxe Digital album (2007 June 12 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records ?)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Second Deluxe CD/DVD album (2007 November 20 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 167868)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Second Deluxe CD/DVD album (2007 December 3 UK Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 167868)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection LP album (2007 December 4 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records RHI 224316)
    • Vol. 3 CD album (2008 June 3 USA Rhino/Wilbury Records R2 255100)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection LP album (2016 June 3 Worldwide Concord Bicycle CRE-39517-01)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection CD/DVD album (2016 June 3 Worldwide Concord Bicycle CRE-39515)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Third Deluxe CD/DVD album (2016 June 3 Worldwide Concord Bicycle CRE-39516-00)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Deluxe Digital album (2016 June 3 UK Concord Bicycle ??)
    • The Traveling Wilburys Collection Digital album (2016 June 3 UK Concord Bicycle ?)
    • Vol. 3 Digital album (2016 June 3 Worldwide Concord Bicycle ????)
    • Vol. 3 LP album (2016 October 4 Worldwide Concord Bicycle ??)
    • Vol. 3 CD album (2016 October 14 Worldwide Concord Bicycle ????)

  • Top UK Chart Position: - Did not chart
  • Top US Chart Position: - Did not chart
  • Cover Versions:
    • Weird Al and Elliot Easton at the 7th Annual Wammys (02/2019)