The Legendary Roy Orbison [Long Box]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracing Roy Orbison's career from its beginnings at Sun through his big hits at Monument to his largely forgotten late-'60s recordings for MGM, the four-disc set is an exhaustive, definitive history of Orbison's peak years. Yes, his late-'80s comeback is missing this was released a year before Mystery Girl, after all, but this is still as exhaustive as most serious listeners will likely need, since it contains nearly every crucial track, plus such rarities as non-LP soundtrack contributions including the title song to the Orbison-starrer Fastest Guitar Alive. It does lose momentum toward the end, since Orbison's material starts to dip in quality, but there still...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Tracing Roy Orbison's career from its beginnings at Sun through his big hits at Monument to his largely forgotten late-'60s recordings for MGM, the four-disc set is an exhaustive, definitive history of Orbison's peak years. Yes, his late-'80s comeback is missing this was released a year before Mystery Girl, after all, but this is still as exhaustive as most serious listeners will likely need, since it contains nearly every crucial track, plus such rarities as non-LP soundtrack contributions including the title song to the Orbison-starrer Fastest Guitar Alive. It does lose momentum toward the end, since Orbison's material starts to dip in quality, but there still are some hidden gems to be discovered. Hardcore fans will probably be better off with Bear Family's exhaustive Orbison, which has all the Sun and Monument recordings, and wait for the inevitable MGM sequel. Those that want a comprehensive, but not complete, overview will be more than satisfied with this set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644680942
  • Catalog Number: 46809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trying to Get to You (2:48)
  2. 2 Ooby Dooby (2:10)
  3. 3 Go! Go! Go! (2:07)
  4. 4 Rock House (2:03)
  5. 5 You're My Baby (2:06)
  6. 6 Devil Doll (2:10)
  7. 7 Claudette (1:55)
  8. 8 Seems to Me (2:15)
  9. 9 Sweet and Innocent (2:17)
  10. 10 Almost Eighteen (2:03)
  11. 11 Jolie (1:53)
  12. 12 I'll Never Tell (2:04)
  13. 13 With the Bug (2:26)
  14. 14 Paper Boy (2:09)
  15. 15 Uptown (2:06)
  16. 16 Pretty One (2:17)
  17. 17 Only the Lonely (2:26)
  18. 18 Here Comes That Song Again (2:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Today's Teardrops (2:11)
  2. 2 I'm Hurtin' (2:42)
  3. 3 I Can't Stop Loving You (2:43)
  4. 4 Running Scared (2:11)
  5. 5 Love Hurts (2:28)
  6. 6 Crying (2:45)
  7. 7 Candy Man (2:44)
  8. 8 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) (2:32)
  9. 9 The Actress (2:36)
  10. 10 The Crowd (2:22)
  11. 11 Mama (2:58)
  12. 12 Working for the Man (2:38)
  13. 13 Leah (2:25)
  14. 14 In Dreams (2:48)
  15. 15 Shahdaroba (2:39)
  16. 16 Falling (2:22)
  17. 17 Distant Drums (3:10)
  18. 18 Blue Bayou (2:26)
  19. 19 Mean Woman Blues (2:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Pretty Paper (2:45)
  2. 2 Beautiful Dreamer (2:19)
  3. 3 It's Over (2:46)
  4. 4 Indian Wedding (3:03)
  5. 5 Oh, Pretty Woman (2:56)
  6. 6 Yo Te Amo Maria (3:15)
  7. 7 Goodnight (2:28)
  8. 8 Only with You (2:17)
  9. 9 (Say) You're My Girl (2:46)
  10. 10 Sleepy Hollow (2:36)
  11. 11 Let the Good Times Roll (2:32)
  12. 12 Lana (2:16)
  13. 13 Summer Song (2:44)
  14. 14 Belinda (2:32)
  15. 15 No Chain at All (2:24)
  16. 16 (I'm A) Southern Man (2:54)
  17. 17 Born to Love Me (3:47)
  18. 18 Drifting Away (3:00)
  19. 19 Under Suspicion (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ride Away (3:27)
  2. 2 Crawling Back (3:15)
  3. 3 Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart (2:07)
  4. 4 Cry Softly Lonely One (2:53)
  5. 5 Borne on the Wind (2:50)
  6. 6 Mama (2:44)
  7. 7 San Fernando (2:29)
  8. 8 (They Call You) Gigolette (2:45)
  9. 9 Dance (2:51)
  10. 10 Can't Wait (2:09)
  11. 11 I Don't Really Want You (2:57)
  12. 12 Something You Can't Take Away (3:12)
  13. 13 Indian Summer (3:44)
  14. 14 Fastest Guitar Alive (3:08)
  15. 15 So Young (3:28)
  16. 16 Zig Zag (2:50)
  17. 17 It Takes All Kinds of People (3:22)
  18. 18 Wild Hearts (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Orbison Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Contributor
Floyd Cramer Contributor
Hank Garland Contributor
Willie Nelson Composer
Fred Neil Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Gene Pitney Composer
Jim Hall Arranger
Anita Kerr Vocal Arrangements
Harold Bradley Contributor
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Mike Curb Composer, Producer
Ray Edenton Contributor
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Fred Foster Producer
Solie Fott Contributor
Shirley Goodman Composer
Rick Hall Composer
Buddy Harmon Contributor
Guy Hemric Composer
Lillian Hunt Contributor
Jerry Kennedy Contributor
Jack Kennelly Contributor
Leonard Lee Composer
Bill McElhiney Orchestration
James Morrow Contributor
Boots Randolph Contributor
Wesley Rose Producer
Billy Sanford Contributor
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Billy Sherrill Composer
Val Valentin Engineer
Jim Vienneau Producer
Johnny Wilson Contributor
Jerry Byrd Contributor
Billy Pat Ellis Composer, Contributor
Charlie McCoy Contributor
Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin Contributor
Bob Moore Contributor
Sam Phillips Composer
Harold Jenkins Composer
Beverly "Ruby" Ross Composer
Tom Asalone Art Direction
Velma Williams Contributor
Bill Porter Engineer
Bill Dees Composer
Joe Melson Composer
Joe Tanner Arranger
Dick Penner Composer
Wade Moore Composer
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