Roy Orbison – The Ultimate Collection – Out Now
October 28, 2016
Roy Orbison – The Ultimate Collection follows Roy Orbison’s journey from Sun Records in the mid 1950s, all the way through his massive comeback in the late ‘80s. The collection chronicles Orbison’s work both as a solo artist and with supergroup Traveling Wilburys until his tragic death at the age of 52.
Born in north Texas and raised in the western part of the state, Roy Orbison first made his mark on the national music scene when he recorded for Sam Phillips’ fabled Sun Records in 1956. It was during this era that the label was the launching pad for the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Orbison connected with the rockabilly flavored “Ooby Dooby” for Sun, but his truly significant breakthrough came with his string of hits on the Monument label, starting in the early ‘60s.
For The Ultimate Collection, Roy’s Son, Alex Orbison painstakingly selected songs that were most representational of his father’s vast catalog, which totals 27 studio albums, 4 live albums, and over 60 singles, 22 of which placed in the U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart.
“It is the result of years of research, archiving and listening, and it is with supreme and heartfelt pleasure that we will be able to share it with the world.” – Alex Orbison
The Ultimate Collection includes many of Orbison’s iconic tunes such as, “Oh Pretty Woman”, “You Got It”, “Only The Lonely” and more.
For the first time on a Roy Orbison release the collection includes tracks by the super group the Traveling Wilburys, which was comprised of Roy and his friends Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and George Harrison. Tracks featured on Ultimate Collection by the super group are “Not Alone Anymore” and “Handle With Care”.
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