Love Songs [Monument/Legacy]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/2004
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969356722
  • Catalog Number: 93567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Orbison Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar
The Anita Kerr Singers Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Byron Bach Cello
Brenton Banks Violin
George Binkley III Violin
Harold Bradley Guitar
Boudleaux Bryant Guitar
Ray Edenton Guitar
Pamela Goldsmith Violin
Buddy Harman Drums
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Wayne Moss Guitar
Boots Randolph Saxophone
Billy Sanford Guitar
Cecil Brower Violin
Howard Carpenter Viola
Marvin Hughes Piano
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
William Whitney Pursell Vibes
Wilda Tinsley Violin
Lillian Vannhunt Violin
Bob Moore Bass
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar
Paul Garrison Drums
Kenneth Goldsmith Violin
John W. Greubel Drums
Michael Semanitzky Violin
Joseph W. Tanner Guitar
Jerry Arnold Drums
Joe Melson Choir, Chorus
Martin Kathan Violin
Thomas E. Martin Guitar
Vernal E. Richardson Violin
Robert E. Bays French Horn
Cameron Lavelle Mullins Trumpet
Dana King French Horn
Alline Fentress Violin
Winfield Scot "Scotty" Moore Guitar
Roby Ann Story Violin
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Jim Hall Arranger
Cindy Walker Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Fred Foster Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Whiteside Liner Notes
Darcy Proper Mastering
Howard Fritzon Art Direction
Joseph W. Tanner Arranger
Bill Porter Engineer
Bill Dees Composer
Joe Melson Composer
Norm Elrod Packaging Manager
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Black and White and Blue

    There's more than a bit of irony in packaging Orbison's work under the "Love Songs" banner (along with similar additions to the series from Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins) and releasing them in time for Valentine's Day. The fourteen selections certainly fit the theme, but as the black rose on the cover suggests, Orbison's dramas are often sung on the bleak corner of heartbreak and bitterness ("Only the Lonely" "It's Over" "Love Hurts"). ¶ When his protagonists do escape the shadows, they often subsist on hope ("In Dreams" "Dream Baby" "Blue Bayou"), or are forced to scrap with the specter of rejection ("Running Scared"). There's a more traditional romantic side to be heard on songs like "She Wears My Ring," but it's the gut-wrenching, Wagnerian-sized ballads of distress and dreams that are Orbison's greatest legacy. ¶ In addition to the well-known hits, this theme collection takes in a few less regularly anthologized tracks, including Orbison's own "Falling" and "Goodnight," and a cover of Don Gibson's "(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time." All 14 tracks are taken from the artist's seminal time at Monument in the early '60s, and offered in finely crafted stereo.

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