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The Very Best Of Roy Orbison by Roy Orbison
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Personnel includes: Roy Orbison (vocals, guitar); T Bone Burnett, Bruce Springsteen, Mike Campbell, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, K.D. Lang, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Jennifer Warnes, Don Was.

Producers include: Michael Utley, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Don Was, David Lynch.

Includes liner notes by Tanja Crouch and Roy Orbison.

Digitally remastered by Stephen Marcussen (Precision Mastering, Los Angeles, California).

The black clothes, the dark glasses, the spine-tingling falsetto...these Roy Orbison trademarks reinforced the image of the loners and lovelorn characters populating this legend's canon. The 80's were a rebirth for Orbison, resulting in Grammys, Traveling Wilbury membership and the resumption of a successful career cut short by a heart attack in 1988.

THE VERY BEST OF collects a chunk of Orbison hits re-recorded in 1985 (the initial masters were caught up in legal proceedings threatening their very existence). Regardless of time's passing, Orbison's pure singing style and talent kept the songs sounding true to their original versions. Previously unreleased nuggets and live performances round out this package, including songs from the star-studded BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT LIVE album, a rare acoustic reading of "Pretty Paper" (taken from a 1964 British TV special) and Orbison's own rendition of "Claudette," 30 years after he wrote this hit for the Everly Brothers.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Only The Lonely
  2. You Got It
  3. In Dreams
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman
  5. Crying - (with K.D. Lang)
  6. Claudette
  7. Blue Angel
  8. After The Love Has Gone
  9. Blue Bayou
  10. Dream Baby
  11. Mean Woman Blues
  12. Falling
  13. Ooby Dooby Medley: Ooby Dooby (1955) / Ooby Dooby (1987)
  14. Pretty Paper
  15. California Blue
  16. It's Over
  17. I Drove All Night
  18. Running Scared
Release date Australia
March 11th, 1997
Virgin Records (USA)
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