Roy Orbison Milestones on 180g LP
2015 Remaster in Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Orbison's Signing to the MGM Label!
2015 marks a historic 50-year milestone for music legend Roy Orbison. On July 1, 1965, The Big O left Monument Records and signed with MGM Records, going on to release 11 studio albums, a film soundtrack and 27 singles over the course of the following eight years, and at the same time scoring another 11 worldwide Top 40 hits. In recognition of this golden anniversary of Orbison's signing of one of the most lucrative and groundbreaking record deals of the era, Universal is releasing the all encompassing MGM Years box set and reissuing his output for the label in remastered stand alone 180g vinyl versions.
Roy's signing with MGM gave him a newfound musical freedom that can be heard throughout his tenure with the label. Milestones was originally released on September 24, 1973 and served as Orbison's final album on MGM and the fulfillment of his contract. The singles were "Blue Rain" and "I Wanna Live," but other standouts include Roy's excellent renditions of contemporary hits like Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Mentor Williams' "Drift Away" and the Bee Gees' "Words." This re-issue is fully remixed and remastered to return the audio to its original glory. Package also includes fully restored original artwork.