The Legendary Roy Orbison [Long Box]

The Legendary Roy Orbison [Long Box]

by Roy Orbison

CD

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Overview

The Legendary Roy Orbison [Long Box]

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/1990
Label: Sony Cmg Mkt Group
UPC: 0074644680928
catalogNumber: 46809

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Orbison   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
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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