ROY ORBISON - The Soul Of Rock And Roll (2008)
The Soul Of Rock And Roll, the centerpiece release of Sony BMG's mammoth Roy Orbison Reissue Project, is the first truly comprehensive Roy Orbison collection, an historic career-spanning compilation of breathtaking scope and variety drawn from all phases of Orbison's musical history.
Disc One of the collection opens with a previously unreleased recording of "Ooby Dooby" Roy's early group the Teen Kings followed by "Hey! Miss Fannie," an Ahmet Ertegun composition performed by Roy's first band, The Wink Westerners, in Dallas in 1955.The first disc of The Soul Of Rock And Roll continues with a series of Orbison's 1950s recordings including Teen Kings sides cut with Norman Petty in 1956 and 1957 at Petty's legendary studio in Clovis, New Mexico as well an unreleased cover of Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" from 1956.
Disc Two of Roy Orbison's The Soul Of Rock And Roll focuses on the artist's watershed recordings for Monument in the early 1960s, bringing together emotionally wrenching hits like "Love Hurts," "Blue Bayou" and "Only The Lonely" with career-defining masterpieces like "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "Crying" and "In Dreams" alongside a selection of rare b-sides from the period.
Disc Three continues with the Monument years with live recordings from the era and some of his strongest studio work including the signature classic, "Oh Pretty Woman," Roy's biggest hit and one of the most immediately recognized and popular rock songs of all time.
Disc Four of The Soul Of Rock And Roll collects a fantastic range of recordings from Orbison's creative renaissance of the 1980s including tracks from the Grammy-winning 'Class of '55' album with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins; the 1987 recording of "In Dreams" from "Blue Velvet" produced by T Bone Burnett, Roy Orbison and David Lynch; "Not Alone Any More," one of Orbison's tracks with the Traveling Wilburys; Orbison's Virgin Records singles: "You Got It" and "California Blue" produced by Jeff Lynne, "She's A Mystery To Me" produced by Bono, and "Crying," his duet with k.d. lang produced by Don Was; songs from Roy's final studio album, 'Mystery Girl,' and tracks from the acclaimed television special, "A Black And White Night Live" including Roy's Grammy-winning performance of "Oh Pretty Woman" with Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello on backing vocals.
01. Ooby Dooby - Teen Kings 02. Hey Miss Fannie - Wink Westerners 03. True Love Goodbye - Teen Kings 04. Empty Cup And A Broken Date - Teen Kings 05. Tryin' To Get To You - Teen Kings 06. Tutti Frutti 07. Overton Park Shell Concert Advertisement 08. Ooby Dooby 09. Cat Called Domino 10. Go Go Go 11. Rockhouse 12. Guitar Pull Medley 13. You're My Baby 14. Mean Little Mama 15. Problem Child 16. One More Time 17. You're Gonna Cry 18. It's Too Late 19. Sweet And Easy To Love 20. This Kind Of Love 21. Claudette 22. You Tell Me 23. Night Owl 24. Bad Cat 25. I Give Up 26. Love Struck 27. Baby Don't Stop 28. Defeated 29. Love Storm 30. Almost Eighteen 31. With The Bug 32. Pretty One
01. Uptown 02. Only The Lonely 03. Blue Angel 04. In Dreams 05. Running Scared 06. I'm Hurtin' 07. I'd Be A Legend In My Time 08. Love Hurts 09. Lana 10. Crying 11. Candy Man 12. Night Life 13. They Call You Gigolette 14. Let The Good Times Roll 15. Blue Bayou 16. Wedding Day 17. Dream Baby 18. Evergreen 19. Working For The Man 20. Crowd 21. Leah 22. Actress 23. Borne On the Wind 24. Falling 25. Indian Wedding 26. Shahdaroba 27. All I Have To Do Is Dream 28. Mama 29. Pretty Paper
01. Mean Woman Blues 02. What'd I Say 03. It's Over 04. Oh Pretty Woman 05. Yo Te Amo Maria 06. Goodnight 07. Say You're My Girl 08. Ride Away 09. Crawling Back 10. Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart 11. Too Soon To Know 12. Communication Breakdown 13. Walk On 14. So Young 15. Blue Rain (Coming Down) 16. Big As I Can Dream 17. Pistolero 18. Fastest Guitar Alive 19. Precious 20. Unchained Melody 21. Land Of 1000 Dances 22. Blues In My Mind 23. Born To Love Me 24. That Lovin' You Feelin' Again - Orbison, Roy & Emmylou Harris 25. Hound Dog Man
01. Coming Home 02. Waymore's Blues - Orbison, Roy & Johnny Cash/Jerry Lee Lewis/Carl Perkins 03. Oh Pretty Woman 04. In Dreams 05. Not Alone Any More - Traveling Wilburys 06. You Got It 07. She's A Mystery To Me 08. California Blue 09. Love So Beautiful 10. All I Can Do Is Dream You 11. Oh Pretty Woman 12. Heartbreak Radio 13. You're The One 14. Crying - Orbison, Roy & K.D. Lang 15. After The Love Has Gone 16. I Drove All Night 17. Wild Hearts Run Out Of Time 18. You May Feel Me Crying 19. Life Fades Away 20. It's Over 21. We'll Take The Night
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