Golden Days - Roy Orbison

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Golden Days - Roy Orbison

1 CD(s) - '50s - Label: Monument - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 27/07/1998 - 5099747155529

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Review of "Golden Days - Roy Orbison"

published 01/03/2009 | bella6789
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Pro Littered With Monumentally Great Songs
Cons 3 of his best Songs are not on the album (see review for details)
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"You Shouldn't Be Running Scared of this Masterpiece Album."

Surely the world's greatest ever Tenor, Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas in 1936 and sadly passed away at the age of 52 having suffered a heart attack.

As a singer-songwriter and very gifted guitarist his musical legacy can not be underestimated.

This 20 track album (all on 1 CD) is mainly an album of heartfelt powerful ballads with some Rock ‘n Roll style songs thrown in.. The album does not include "You Got It", "Ooby Dooby" and "I Drove All Night" but it does include the stunningly brilliant tracks "Running Scared", “Love Hurts” "Crying", “Blue Bayou”, "Only The Lonely" and "In Dreams".

His style is in effect an incredible marriage between operatic tenor and drum, base and guitar band which I can not think of any equivalent example of in music history. He had an exceptional two and a half octave range voice and a year and a half after his death was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

A flimsy 2 page album sleeve doesn't do justice to what is on the CD and is an unfortunate lapse by the makers of this compilation.

The album has no weak links so can be played right through without the use of the skip button.

Full track listings and running times:

1. Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison 2:59

2. Running Scared Roy Orbison 2:11

3. Falling Roy Orbison 2:21

4. Love Hurts Roy Orbison 2:28

5. Mean Woman Blues Roy Orbison 2:24

6. I Can't Stop Loving You Roy Orbison 2:43

7. The Crowd Roy Orbison 2:21

8. Blue Bayou Roy Orbison 2:28

9. Borne On The Wind Roy Orbison 2:50

10. Lana Roy Orbison 2:16

11. Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) Roy Orbison 2:26

12. It's Over Roy Orbison 2:46

13. Crying Roy Orbison 2:46

14. Pretty Paper (Single Version) Roy Orbison 2:44

15. All I Have To Do Is Dream Roy Orbison; Arranged by Joseph W. Tanner 2:23

16. Dream Baby Roy Orbison 2:35

17. Blue Angel Roy Orbison 2:45

18. Working For The Man Roy Orbison 2:24

19. Candy Man Roy Orbison 2:46

20. In Dreams Roy Orbison 2.48

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1 CD(s) - '50s - Label: Monument - Distributor: Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 27/07/1998 - 5099747155529

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