This is Roy Orbison completely at ease and self-assured in the style that he defined for himself in the five years at Monument Records prior to this first album release after his switch to MGM. It's always been my favorite among his original albums. At the same time, of course, it was an oddity at the time, since, only a year after "Oh, Pretty Woman", the album didn't produce a hit ("Ride Away" was a mild one, but hardly one remembered by the general public). Yet the vocal performance, the production, the whole ace Nashville studio thing with all the famous musicians on the album was / is the way you want Roy Orbison to sound. Special stand-out tracks are "Afraid to Sleep", "Big As I Can Dream", but others like them are just as immediately memorable. I like the bluesy "Sugar and Honey" tossed in for good measure, too. And of course, a spirited version of his Sun original "Claudette" adds perspective to the album as well. - As I understand, part of the Legacy reissue project of Roy's whole recording career, which has been missing for years and years.