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Not What It Says On The Can
on 4 May 2011
This is a peculiar one.It claims to be the Monument singles yet it contains an alternate take of 'It's Over'-not the single release-and another of '(Say)You're My Girl'-the one here omits the spoken intro that was on the single.
The chronology of the disc is also bizarre-why is 'Paper Boy' a 'bonus track' and not in its' correct chronological position on the album? Additionally,'Lana',recorded in 1961,sits bizarrely between 'Running Scared' and 'Cryin' yet it was not issued on a single until 1966-it was an album track in 1962.Similarly,'Let The Good Times Roll'is placed between 'Cryin' and 'Blue Bayou'-despite not appearing on a single until 1966.(Say)You're my girl'-even in its' alternate state-is only a 'bonus' track.
The result is a bit of a mess and doesn't do justice to the great voice and music of Roy Orbison.Instead of simply presenting the Monument singles in order of their release-and using the released versions-it fails on both counts.
I was looking forward to this release and i was very disappointed by it.Great music of course.But sloppily put together.