Celebrate the 75th birthday year of Roy Orbison with the long-awaited release of Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection
. This two-CD/one-DVD set includes all the A- and B-sides recorded by Roy for the Monument label during an electrifying peak from 1959-'66. Restored to pristine mono mixes for the first time since their original 7" vinyl releases, the collection presents The Big O's core classic catalog the way it's meant to sound and also includes the first-ever DVD release of Orbison performing nine songs from "The Monument Concert 1965."
Roy Orbison signed with the newly emerging independent label Monument Records in mid-1959. Orbison's third single for the label, "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)," announced to the world the true artistry of Roy Orbison. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and rocketed up to #1 on the U.K. charts. Orbison followed up the breakthrough with a pair of respectfully charting singles before knocking it out of the park with "I'm Hurtin'," his first U.S. #1. After that came an unbroken four-year string of Top 40 hits during which Roy Orbison became America's top-selling recording artist and one of the world's most celebrated entertainers. From the Label