Black & White Night

Black & White Night

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by Roy Orbison
     
 

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The best recorded Roy Orbison live disc ever issued, taken from the soundtrack of the HBO concert from the 1980s with VIP guests like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. This was a sort of magical video, and the performances are splendid, along with the good feelings

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The best recorded Roy Orbison live disc ever issued, taken from the soundtrack of the HBO concert from the 1980s with VIP guests like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. This was a sort of magical video, and the performances are splendid, along with the good feelings involved. On the other hand, the performances are extremely reverential to the established studio versions of the songs (all of the hits are here), and intended to mimic them, so this isn't quite the same as a live album as it would have been done back when. The pity is that neither Monument nor MGM ever taped any complete concerts by Orbison from the 1960s, and all we have are the TV appearances from Europe.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767815022
catalogNumber:
78150
Rank:
7620

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Orbison   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Fred Neil   Composer
Elvis Costello   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Billy Burnette   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Eshelman   Engineer
David Malloy   Composer
Barbara Orbison   Executive Producer
Elliot Scheiner   Remixing
Roy Kelton Orbison   Liner Notes
Beverly "Ruby" Ross   Composer
Darcy Proper   Digital Post Production
Bill Brunt   Art Direction
Bill Dees   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer
Claude de Metruis   Composer
Tanja Crouch   Art Direction
Dick Penner   Composer
Wade Moore   Composer

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Black & White Night 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
The Who got credit for inventing rock opera on LP, but Roy Orbison did it better in two minute bites. This CD shows him in fine form with an all star band providing backing.Beside some of his vocal showcases, the finale is a nice jam of Pretty Woman with lots of rockabilly guitar.It proves Roy was one of the few godfathers who survived intact until the end of their careers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even if you are barely familiar with Roy Orbison's music and only relate him to ''Pretty Woman'' you MUST get this CD. Every song on it will become your favorite...and that is a promise!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The history behind this live recordiong is very interesting. Almost as good as the music. A must for Orbison fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw Roy Orbisons Biography today and listening to this music makes me understand why he is one of the original Rock and Roll Greats!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 64 yrs old and never realized how really a great singer and person Roy Orbison was til I saw His storey on Bravo last week.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great listening while driving. Buy this CD you won't be sorry.
CaptainCaffeine More than 1 year ago
This concert, recorded at the Coconut Grove in LA in 1987, is a unique performance by some of the biggest names in contemporary music. Orbison could perform a fabulous concert on his own, but to add such music powerhouses as Bruce Springsteen, James Burton, Elvis Costello, Ton Waits, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, k.d. lang and Jennifer Warnes (to name a few) makes this a must-own collection. The music takes the listener through a gamut of emotions, up and down, with a culmination on the extended version of "Pretty Woman." I also recommend the companion DVD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Companion CD to the PBS special from the 80's. Incridible back up band - Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and others. Contains all the Orbison hits you really want to hear. His voice is as good as ever.
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