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Roy Orbison - The All Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison on Numbered-Edition 180g 2LP from Mobile Fidelity

Pressed at RTI and Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Contains Four Songs Named to Rolling Stone's List of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Collection Influenced Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and Hundreds of Other Legends

Rare is the voice, personality, and image that defines cool for more than 50 years. But Roy Orbison simply had it all – the tender tone, the laidback charisma, the mellifluous baritone, the cover-magazine looks, the gazing eyes hidden behind black Ray-Ban shades. And of course, the songs. Sad ("Only the Lonely"). Soaring ("Crying"). Summery ("Dream Baby"). Sweet ("Blue Angel"). Sentimental ("Pretty Paper"). Sensuous ("Shahdaroba").

Few singers ever captured such a rainbow of romantic emotions – longing, heartache, hope, loss, melancholy – with such effortlessness, smoothness, and suaveness. An early rock n' roll pioneer that defied songwriting tradition, Orbison is at home whether playing with orchestral strings, rockabilly bands, doo-wop singers, jumping horn sections, or swinging pop groups. Like fellow Sun Records alums Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, his art is timeless, his command irreproachable.

No wonder, then, that a basic search literally turns up dozens upon dozens of compilations. Demand for Orbison's trademark vocal shiver and pussycat purr has never been greater. But with so many duplicative collections available, which one to get? Mobile Fidelity recognized that none of the available releases had the necessary mark of quality – namely, first-rate sound. So the label changed that by providing a necessary sonic update to the best collection – a 1972 set that has never once gone out-of-print.

Mastered from the original analog master tapes for the first time ever, here are all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's finest singles for Monument Records in one place, all claiming a clarity, richness, tonality, and presence that has never been before experienced outside of the studio. Captured by legendary producer Fred Foster, Orbison's famous voice now reverberates with a realistic decay and astonishing purity that puts all previous compilations to shame.

And there's no arguing with the 20-song track list, which includes no fewer than 15 Top 100 singles, beginning with the career-launching "Only the Lonely" and climaxing with the international smash "Oh, Pretty Woman," the last cut the Grammy winner made for Monument before departing for MGM in 1965. There is not a weak tune on this album, and you will never hear them sound better.

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The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison Track Listing:

  1. Only The Lonely
  2. Leah
  3. In Dreams
  4. Uptown
  5. It's Over
  6. Crying
  7. Dream Baby
  8. Blue Angel
  9. Working For The Man
  10. Candy Man
  11. Running Scared
  12. Falling
  13. Love Hurts
  14. Shahadaroba
  15. I'm Hurtin'
  16. Mean Woman Blues
  17. Pretty Paper
  18. The Crowd
  19. Blue Bayou
  20. Oh, Pretty Woman
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Only The Lonely
In Dreams
It's Over
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Blue Angel
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Candy Man
Running Scared
Love Hurts
I'm Hurtin'
Mean Woman Blues
Pretty Paper
The Crowd
Blue Bayou
Oh, Pretty Woman

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