Roy Orbison - Love Songs [Sound Solutions]

Roy Orbison - Love Songs [Sound Solutions]
Release Date:
July 2, 1992
AM Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll
Love Songs [Sound Solutions]

Since the "Love Songs" type of compilation has become so common (especially in the run-up to Valentine's Day), it's worth noting that this one, dedicated to the Monument Records recordings of Roy Orbison from the first half of the 1960s, is a cut above the usual. True, it's a discount-priced release running only about the length of an old LP (36-plus minutes). But compilation producer Nick Shaffran has made a good choice of Orbison hits with romantic themes (eschewing rockers like "Oh, Pretty Woman"), including nine of the singer's 19 Top 40 hits for Monument, along with five good B-sides and LP tracks such as Orbison covers of "Love Hurts" and "All You Have to Do Is Dream." Annotator Jonny Whiteside provides a good if short critical appreciation of Orbison, and the CD booklet also contains a full set of musician credits and discographical information. Clearly, more care has gone into this album than is usual for the budget releases on Sony Music Special Products, which makes sense, since this one comes out of Sony's main reissue imprint, Legacy.

Crying / Joe Melson / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison feat: k.d. lang3:49
I Drove All Night / Tom Kelly / Billy SteinbergRoy Orbison3:49
She's a Mystery to Me / David Evans / Paul HewsonRoy Orbison4:17
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Cindy WalkerRoy Orbison2:49
You Got It / Jeff Lynne / Roy Orbison / Tom PettyRoy Orbison3:34
Run, Baby, Run / Don Gant / Joe MelsonRoy Orbison3:20
In Dreams / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:53
Blue Bayou / Joe Melson / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:52
Oh, Such a Stranger / Don GibsonRoy Orbison3:20
How Do You Start Over / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:35
Heartache / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison3:15
Only You / Buck Ram / Ande RandRoy Orbison2:41
Communication Breakdown / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison3:02
God Love You / Joe Melson / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:56
That Lovin' You Feelin' Again / Roy Orbison / Chris PriceRoy Orbison4:05
Goodnight / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:34
She / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:42
Pretty Paper / Willie NelsonRoy Orbison2:25
Scarlet Ribbons / Evelyn Danzig / Jack SegalRoy Orbison2:58
Falling / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison2:28
Crawling Back / Bill Dees / Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison3:14

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