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The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection Box set

4.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Big 3
  • ASIN: B00AM5R8LW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,978 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Crying
  2. Jolie
  3. Rockhouse
  4. You're My Baby
  5. Sweet And Easy To Love
  6. I'll Never Tell
  7. Uptown
  8. This Kind Of Love
  9. Today's Teardrops
  10. Sweet And Innocent
  11. Devil Doll
  12. Domino
  13. Go Go Go
  14. Chicken Hearted
  15. Pretty One
  16. Bye Bye Love
  17. Problem Child

Disc: 2

  1. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  2. Mean Little Mama
  3. Cry
  4. You're Gonna Cry
  5. Blue Angel
  6. I Was A Fool
  7. 22 Days
  8. Running Scared
  9. Paper Boy
  10. I Like Love
  11. I'm Hurtin'
  12. Here Comes That Song Again
  13. Love Hurts
  14. Almost Eighteen
  15. Seems To Me
  16. Ooby Dooby
  17. With The Bug

Disc: 3

  1. Only The Lonely
  2. Blue Avenue
  3. Candy Man
  4. The Crowd
  5. I Never Knew
  6. I Can't Stop Loving You
  7. It's Too Late
  8. The Actress
  9. Working For The Man
  10. I'll Say It's My Fault
  11. Wedding Day
  12. Come Back To Me (My Love)
  13. Lana
  14. Mama
  15. Raindrops
  16. Trying To Get To You
  17. Leah

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Beware, this jumbled lot of songs is hardly "absolutely essential Roy Orbison". Out of 51 songs there are some 12 hits. The rest are a mixed bag of SUN recordings, a few sides from his short spell at RCA and a number of album fillers from his MONUMENT years, but without any form of continuity, mind you. Roy sounds completely different on the SUN tracks than on his MONUMENT ones. It makes sense to delve into the SUN recordings to get a picture of how he was working then, and it's a good idea to stop and take a listen to the MONUMENT album tracks that were recorded alongside the famous hits. But to mix it all in a bag does nothing for that kind of focused listening.
Elsewhere on Amazon there are excellent compilations of Roy's SUN recordings available, as are all the original MONUMENT albums, and I recommend you settle for them. A few years ago expanded versions of Roy's original MONUMENT albums were released, coupling the original tracks with contemporary A- and B-sides from singles. These are really value for money.
Or you may still want a survey collection, in which case you should check out the pricey but impressive 7-cd Orbison 1955-1965 box complete with a wonderful hardback book with a host of rare photos, logs of all the recordings and excellent liner notes. For a career-spanning overview, the 4-cd The Soul of Rock and Roll which covers Roy's initial success as well as his comeback in the 80s and the years at MGM in between. You can always argue with song selections in this kind of box set, but I think this is a lucky one. This also has a very nice book.

Jimi
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It's hard to understand why they left out perhaps his most played recording, but for a cheap booklet style package (which I don't like very much), this is a pretty good selection of his earlier sobby/smoochie stuff, tumbling strings, angelic choirs etc. There are better collections of Roy's work to be had, so methinks I'll sell it on ...
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I was a little dissapointed with the tracks and the sound quality. One or two I knew but the rest I did not like, sorry Roy, wherever you are.
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Just brings a tear to your eye and a lump in your throat.
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Messy track arrangement across the years,but hey that's what the programming feature on your cd player is for! The music is heaven sent.Buy it for the great cover pic alone!
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also love it
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