Roy Orbison - Crying


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 14007-45
UPC: 753088140013
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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Vinyl Test Pressing
Mono/ 200 Gram

Preowned Vinyl Record
2003/ Pressed at RTI/ Mono/ Unplayed

Double LP cut at 45 RPM

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape

180-gram LPs plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings

Old-style tip-on heavyweight gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

"Crying" No. 69 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time!

The second Roy Orbison album issued by the Monument label, Crying was originally released in 1962 and became Orbison's chart breakthrough, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard chart and No. 17 in the U.K. The album name comes from the 1961 hit song of the same name that in 2002 was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

By 1962, Roy Orbison had established himself as one the leading lights out of Nashville. Still, it wasn't until he met songwriting partner Joe Melson that things began to fall into place for Roy. He moved to Monument Records in 1960 — the focus in the studio was centered around exploiting the quality and range of his voice. Soon Orbison and Melson penned the hits "Only The Lonely" and "Running Scared." Orbison had arrived.

The focus on this Analogue Productions reissue of Crying was extracting the absolute highest-quality sound from the original analog tape. Mastered by Bernie Grundman at 45 RPM, the four sides of dead-silent 180-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings provide reduced distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. The heavyweight gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing cradles the LPs in style.

The Orbison-Melson penned title track zoomed to No. 2 on the Billboard charts. "Crying" is a slow-burning lament, allowing Roy's voice to come shining through, accompanied by strings, soulful vocals and a dynamically great vocal hook. Hear the Analogue Productions difference how great this familiar tune and its album namesake can sound.


Side A
1. Crying
2. The Great Pretender
3. Love Hurts

Side B
1. She Wears My Ring
2. Wedding Day
3. Summersong

Side C
1. Dance
2. Lana
3. Loneliness

Side D
1. Let’s Make A Memory
2. Nite Life
3. Running Scared

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

The Sonics Are Astonishing

posted on 07/03/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: AnalogJ
While this record has its share of filler, the sound of this reissue is off the charts. I have an original mono, and I have the MFSL All- Time Greatest Hits, the latter painstakingly done from the original individual album masters. There are lots of micro details that are revealed on the MFSL, but the MFSL, overall, sounds a bit cold and clinical. You'll go "Wow, I never heard that before" in terms of detail. And the music, of course, is great.

The AP, on the other hand, with the same songs, makes you melt into the arrangements and performances. The sound is warm, rich, and lush. The details are there, but they don't hit you over the head. This was probably tube mastered (at Bernie Grundman's), I'm guessing. The result is that this music has a beguiling characteristic.

As most of Orbison's albums do, this one contains filler, largely on side 3. I could skip that side and be happy. But the other songs, and particularly "Crying" and "Running Scared" w

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