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The Very Best Of Roy Orbison
 
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The Very Best Of Roy Orbison

14 Mar. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 April 2006
  • Release Date: 14 Mar. 2011
  • Label: Monument/Orbison Records/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:10:16
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  • ASIN: B002UGUIB8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By comm88 on 9 Nov. 2010
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Who else could write & sing "The candy coloured clown they call the sandman..." Wonderful stuff. Great lyrics from a master of the art of modern music. And the whole album is full of all of his gems, brilliantly written and beautifully delivered. You can't fault it and you will enjoy every second that you play it. It evokes such memories because, at some time or another, we've all been to the places he was writing about. Buy it. Enjoy it. Live it, love it and share it!
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224 of 231 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Aug. 2007
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No one should need reminding that Roy Orbison possessed the ultimate voice in conveying paranoia, tortured emotions and fatalism in his songs so, at first sight, it is surprising that yet another compilation is needed.

However, take another look. This release contains eleven of his sixteen essential Monument hits. Any album containing such treasures as Only The Lonely, Falling, It's Over, Blue Angel, Pretty Woman and Cryin' must rate as a 5* star album on the strength of those tracks alone.

But, unlike many other compilation albums, this release has only one of his Sun recordings which is of no consequence since he was scarcely a rock 'n' roller anyway! Instead, the CD has three magical tracks from his last and critically underrated album, the 1989 release, Mystery Girl. An added bonus is his warm and tender duet with Emmylou Harris, That Loving You Feelin' Again, from the movie Roadie plus some of his MGM hits including Too Soon To Know and Lana.

Of course, there are expensive box sets and compilations with fifty plus tracks for the completists and the obsessed and purists might quibble at the selections (In Dreams is the 1985 version). But this is a career spanning retrospective and for those who want a concise overview of one of the great dramatic balladeers of the 20th century - and at a budget price - this album is hard to beat. Recommended.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Nov. 2011
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In June 1960, a record was released in the UK that didn't immediately sound much different to others of that period. It started with a few "dum dums" as if it was just another white doowop group like, say, Dion and the Belmonts. It also sounded as if it was going to plough that familiar chord sequence of C Amin F G like a million records before. But as you listened it changed, the voice started to soar, particularly in that dramatic middle eight, "There goes my baby" "bah bah bah bah" (that's punctuation from massed strings and tympani) and the gradual realisation started hitting you that you were listening to something altogether new. There were touches in the arrangement of what Lieber and Stoller achieved with the Drifters on the song - is this a coincidence? - "There goes my baby". On top of it there was a voice with the range of a Jackie Wilson but with the tone of someone who's seen all the misery in the world and who's faced it with resignation. Little did we know that much of this was to come true in the life of the Big O. But at this early stage we could already hear influences in there of R&B, country and doowop but all coming together in a kind of white soul from a man who would cry as much lyrically as Bobby Bland did. Dave Marsh said "(he) stands as (rock's) ultimate stoic. Maybe he wore those shades all the time to disguise the fact that he never blinked no matter what you threw at him".

The record was "Only the Lonely". The artist was Roy Orbison. The label was London American but sourced from Monument in the US. Reportedly Roy had offered the song to both Presley and the Everly Brothers and the latter had suggested that he record it himself. Thankfully he did. The record hit number one in the UK charts in October and stayed there for two weeks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Film Idiot on 26 Aug. 2012
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I often can't stand listening to the Radio. So I try to find interesting alternative music on cd. The iconic Roy Orbison, beloved of my parents, brings back many memories. Since I bought this several weeks ago I have played it continuously in my car for my daily hour long each way commute. My kids are sick of it by now, but they weren't ashamed to have it blaring when I first got it! I still love it and although there are a couple of annoying tracks like Ooby dooby, Claudette and That loving you feelin again, which seem to interrupt the general flow of the collection, I just skip those each time. I will repeat 'A Love so Beautiful' a dozen times each day, despite the fact that it sounds like he is singing it with new false teeth in! Three rubbish tracks out of 24 is not a bad deal, especially for £2.99!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By plimlock7 on 28 Dec. 2012
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Love love love this CD. The big O never disappoints. Every song is a joy to listen to.
Such a shame a talented singer/guitar player/song writer died so young.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael E. Williams on 6 Jun. 2010
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Some Roy Orbison recordings (he made a lot) are not always the best but this collection definitely is.
This is a great album to listen to and excellent value.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John Gordon on 8 May 2009
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All the great Orbison Classics are here. Powerful emotional ballads plus the typical 50's oobie-doobie type stuff which is tripe, in songwriter terms, but nevertheless an important part of rock'n'roll history, I suppose. If you're old enough to have enjoyed these songs first time around, it's a great trip down memory lane. If you're younger it could educate you as to how it was when your parents were teenagers.

Roy was a great musician with a unique and truly amazing voice, and he was a Wilbury, much to his credit.
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