Roy Orbison In Dreams on Numbered 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG Music
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes / Pressed at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland
1963's In Dreams is the third classic studio album Roy Orbison cut for Fred Foster's Monument label following 1961's Lonely and Blue and 1962's Crying, an excellent 12-song set named after the iconic hit single and also featuring the Big O's "Blue Bayou" and his heightened takes on Johnny Mercer's "Dream," Cindy Walker's "Shahdroba" and Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer."
A few things contributed to Roy Orbison’s success. The songs, the production, and the performance were key factors. The songs were completely original in structure, sound and style. Totally innovative compositions, that didn’t exist until then. It became a style. Fred Foster really went for quality instead of quantity. He was willing to splash money on a session without any guarantee of payback. He was also willing to take a chance on a sound that did not conform to accepted market norms.
"Orbison claimed the lyrics came to him in a dream; he wrote the music once he woke up. It was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. but even bigger in England. The track made him so popular that Orbison toured the U.K. with an up and-coming opening act called the Beatles. Roy’s reaction: "I’ve never heard of them." Next, he’d tour Australia with the Rolling Stones." - In Dreams: #319 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
Roy Orbison In Dreams Track Listing:
1. In Dreams
2. Lonely Wine
4. No One Will Ever Know
6. House Without Windows
8. Blue Bayou
9. (They Call You) Gigolette
10. All I Have To Do Is Dream
11. Beautiful Dreamer
12. My Prayer