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Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison: The MGM Years 1965-1973


Roy Orbison



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ARBY 213549
UPC: 602547213549
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 14


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Box set 1965-1973 featuring 11 studio albums, one soundtrack and brand-new compilation!

Remixed and remastered with restored original artwork

65-page booklet filled with rare photos and liner notes by Alex Orbison

In 1965 Roy Orbison was riding high following the success of recent smash hits highlighted by his iconic "Oh, Pretty Woman." Lured by a million-dollar contract that included a film deal his label Monument couldn't offer, Roy left Monument and signed with MGM Records.

The MGM deal contained an almost frenetic recording and release commitment, requiring Roy to commence recording three full albums, plus multiple singles for each album, every year. Roy delivered with both vigor and quality, with his output sometimes exceeding 70 recordings per year. This MGM Years box set is a summation of that marvelous work-13 full-length albums including the long sought-after "The Fastest Guitar Alive" soundtrack (Roy starred in the film) and a new collection of B-Sides & singles that have never before appeared on a full-length Roy Orbison album. This collection is the largest compilation of Orbison music to date.

All 152 songs in this set were transferred from the original multi-track tapes at famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and then mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chuck Turner at the Johnny Cash Cabin, with help from Roy's son, Alex Orbison. They were then remastered by longtime Roy Orbison friend and Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd. In order to make sure modern technology conveyed Roy's original intent, they frequently compared their work to the original vinyl and its inherent warm sound.

This is some of Roy Orbison's best, but also perhaps least known work-now all together for the first time with fully restored art and sound. Featuring a 65-page booklet filled with rare photos and liner notes by Alex Orbison, The MGM Years box set is a collector's dream!



Big O (1970)
Side A:
1. Break My Mind
2. Help Me, Rhonda
3. Only You
4. Go, Go, Go (Down the Line)
5. Money
6. When I Stop Dreaming
Side B:
1. Loving Touch
2. Land of A Thousand Dances
3. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her hair)
4. She Won't Hang Her Love Out (On the Line)
5. Casting My Spell On You
6. Penny Arcade

Cry Softly, Lonely One (1967)
Side A:
1. She
2. Communication Breakdown
3. Cry Softly, Lonely One
4. Girl Like Mine
5. It Takes One (To Know One)
6. Just Let Me Make Believe
Side B:
1. Here Comes the Rain, Baby
2. That's A No No
3. Memories
4. Time To Cry
5. Only Alive

Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way (1970)
Side A:
1. Kaw Liga
2. Hey Good Lookin'
3. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
4. (Last Night) I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
5. You Win Again
6. Your Cheatin' Heart
Side B:
1. Cold, Cold Heart
2. A Mansion On the Hill
3. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
4. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Memphis (1972)
Side A:
1. Memphis, Tennessee
2. Why A Woman Cries
3. Run, Baby, Run (Back Into My Arms)
4. Take Care of Your Woman
5. I'm the Man On Susie's Mind
6. I Can't Stop Loving You
Side B:
1. Run the Engines Up High
2. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)
3. I Fought the Law
4. The Three Bells
5. Danny Boy

Milestones (1973)
Side A:
1. I Wanna Live
2. You Don't Know Me
3. California Sunshine Girl
4. Words
5. Blue Rain (Coming Down)
6. Drift Away
Side B:
1. You Lay So Easy On My Mind
2. The World You Live In
3. Sweet Caroline
4. I've Been Loving You Too Long
5. The Morning After

Roy Orbison Sings (1972)
Side A:
1. God Love You
2. Beaujolais
3. If Only For Awhile
4. Rings of Gold
5. Help Me
6. Plain Jane country
Side B:
1. Harlem Woman
2. Cheyenne
3. Changes
4. It Takes All Kinds of People
5. Remember the Good

Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson (1967)
Side A:
1. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
2. (Yes) I'm Hurting
3. The Same Street
4. Far, Far Away
5. Big Hearted Me
6. Sweet Dreams
Side B:
1. Oh, Such A Stranger
2. Blue, Blue Day
3. What About Me
4. Give Myself A Party
5. Too Soon To Know
6. Lonesome Number One

Roy Orbison's Many Moods (1969)
Side A:
1. Truly Truly True
2. Unchained Melody
3. I Recommend Her
4. More
5. Heartache
6. Amy
Side B:
1. Good Morning, Dear
2. What Now My Love
3. Walk On
4. Yesterday's Child
5. Try To Remember

The Classic Roy Orbison (1966)
Side A:
1. You'll Never Be Sixteen Again
2. Pantomime
3. Twinkle Toes
4. Losing You
5. City Life
6. Wait
Side B:
1. Growing Up
2. Where Is Tomorrow
3. (No) I'll Never Get Over You
4. Going Back To Gloria
5. Just Another Name For Rock And Roll
6. Never Love Again

The Fastest Guitar Alive Soundtrack (1967)
Side A:
1. Whirlwind
2. Medicine Man
3. River
4. The Fastest Guitar Alive
5. Rollin' On
Side B:
1. Pistolero
2. Good Time Party
3. Heading South
4. Best Friend
5. There Won't Be many Coming Home

The Orbison Way (1966)
Side A:
1. Crawling Back
2. It Ain't No Big Thing (Just Say So Long)
3. Time Changed Everything
4. This Is My Land
5. The Loner
6. Maybe
Side B:
1. Breaking Up Is Breaking My Heart
2. Go Away
3. A New Star
4. Never
5. It Wasn't Very Long Ago
6. Why Hurt the One Who Loves You

There Is Only One Roy Orbison (1965)
Side A:
1. Ride Away
2. You Fool You
3. Two of A Kind
4. This Is Your Song
5. I'm In A Blue, Blue Mood
6. If You can't Say Something Nice
Side B:
1. Claudette
2. Afraid to Sleep
3. Sugar and Honey
4. Summer Love
5. Big As I Can Dream
6. Wondering

MGM B-Sides & Singles (2LP)
Selections to be announced

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