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The Essential Roy Orbison [CD]

Roy Orbison Audio CD
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Biographyby Richie Unterberger

Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of ... Read more in Amazon's Roy Orbison Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (2 Jun 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B000F2BXNG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,151 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Oh, Pretty Woman
2. Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
3. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
4. Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison & Teen Kings
5. Blue Angel
6. Love Hurts
7. Crying
8. Running Scared
9. Lana
10. Uptown
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. You Got It
2. I Drove All Night
3. In Dreams
4. Claudette
5. Too Soon To Know
6. A Love So Beautiful
7. Unchained Melody
8. Ride Away
9. Crawling Back
10. Best Friend
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Description

SONY 8287681269; SONY - Italia;

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The only compilation among a gazillion to span Orbison's Sun, Monument, MGM, and Virgin successes is a welcome add to the Essential series that now, post-merger, features RCA & Arista artists as well as Sony's. Roy Orbison is one of my absolute favorites. He simply may be the best rock 'n' roll singer ever.

Amazon UK does well to specify the few re-recorded versions; while the originals should be here, the remakes are a legit part of Mr. Orbison's career. Roy's popularity was at a deeply undeserved lull circa 1987, when David Lynch used some Roy songs in his classic/eerie film "Blue Velvet." In the wake of renewed public interest*, Roy released an LP of remakes called "In Dreams" (Virgin, 1987). It was very well done, an exception proving the rule that rerecordings are rubbish. The Wilburys, the live "Black and White Night," and "Mystery Girl" followed and the pop world was much better off for it. Then, tragically, Roy died in December 1988, rendering perhaps Rock History's best comeback bittersweet. "You Got It"'s ensuing Top Ten ranking in early 1989 is one of my all-time favorite chart events.

If I could, I'd dock this a half a star for not including the original of the #1 single "Running Scared." (Note definition of "essential.") It's just over two minutes long. Somehow they could have made room. But since it's Roy Orbison, I rounded back up to five rather than four.

*It seems Bobby Vinton did not enjoy the same resurgence. The reader may draw his/her own conclusions as to why.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Roy Orbison 6 July 2009
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The Essential Roy Orbison includes all the key songs by the super writer/performer and is well presented. I fully recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Ooby Dooby's finest... in two discs! 31 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD set is clearly aimed at everyone who wants to have a good look at Roy Orbison's musical career without purchasing the superb but expensive The Soul of Rock and Roll boxset.
All the iconic hits are here: Pretty Woman, Crying, Love Hurts... as well as some the less known gems. Some of the songs a re-recording of the originals but it can be forgiven given the excellent value for money of this CD set.
Whatever you want to know better the giant who influenced modern music so much or please a music fan with something more than the usual one-hit wonder CD, this is the way to go.
Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Roy Orbison 4 April 2009
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This compliation CD gives clear evidence of the brilliance and unique singing style of one of the icons of 20th C popular music. Outstanding entertainment, not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roy Orbison 6 Oct 2009
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This double cd album has everything and is probably the best Roy Orbison album you can get.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction 15 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm a new convert to the music of Roy Orbison, after a couple of very good recent television programmes which featured his life and music. This compilation seems to me an excellent starting point to explore his music, with everything from his earliest rock and roll hits to his later songs included. Purists, may quibble, but I'm enjoying it very much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good buy 11 Aug 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I like all is old hits, But I don't like a lot of the other songs perhaps I was just spoiled, saw him a few times in is early years,"THE TALL TEXAN" GOOD VALUE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars roy orbinson 24 Jun 2013
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good album and price would reccomend it was a great present for my mum on her birthday many thanks cheers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it and not long to wait for delivery
Published 1 month ago by Jean Drummond
5.0 out of 5 stars ROY ORBISON...
The cds were really good and such a good price....I recommend to anyone who likes Roy Orbison to purchase from you..
Published 5 months ago by Mrs Rheta Gillian Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Roy Orbison
Bought this for a couple of his songs. They have such meaning to them. I heard them on BBC2 Radio on Brian Matthews 'songs of the sixties' and it made me cry! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. Ann Jane Woodham
5.0 out of 5 stars roy
a good album most of is classics on and some very good duets crying is one of them with k d lang
Published 6 months ago by S. Goldie
5.0 out of 5 stars Roy at his best
If you are a Roy Orbison fan then this is the ''essential'' album to get. It covers a wide range of his hits, great.
Published 7 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Roy,s best to date!
A collection of the best music Roy has performed,from his early days to his later releases.His incredible voice will take you back to when music was at it,s best.
Published 8 months ago by Chris Wheeldon
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant
As a Roy Orbison fan this cd is for me.All his best ones are here,apart from Born on the wind.The only other blip was In Dreams wasnt quite up to the original recording,but the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Johnny n
5.0 out of 5 stars Roy Orbison
A wonderful collection of the hits of this sadly missed truly great artist. If you are a fan this one is a must for every collection
Published 8 months ago by pegleg
5.0 out of 5 stars All the good old songs
All of my favourites and some new ones, which are just as good. Easy, relaxing listening from one of the greats.
Published 14 months ago by Kay Arneill
5.0 out of 5 stars One of The Greats
Coverage of his early stuff and his later stuff. All good from a great performer, a real rock legend in his own right and his inclusion in the Traveling Wilburys underlines his... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Silver Surfer
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