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 Records gave him a newfound musical freedom that can be heard throughout his tenure with the label. His first MGM album, There Is Only One Roy Orbison was originally released on July 1, 1965. With album art featuring Orbison at his finest - young, tanned, and happy - the consummate release was indicative of great things to come. Starting strong, the lead single, "Ride Away," went all the way to No. 1 while the album broke into the Top 10 in the UK and charted strongly worldwide. This re-issue is fully remixed and remastered to return the audio to its original glory. Package also includes fully restored original artwork.