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Roy Orbison - The Sun Years (LP, Compilation, Limited Edition)

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Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter who found the most success in the early rock and roll era from 1956 to 1964. He later enjoyed a resurgence in the late 1980s with chart success as a member of the Traveling Wilburys and with his Mystery Girl album, which included the posthumous hit single "You Got It". At the height of his popularity, 22 of Orbison's songs placed on the US Billboard Top 40 chart, and six peaked in the top five, including two number-one hits. In the UK, Orbison scored ten top-10 hits between 1960 and 1966, including three number-one singles. Born and raised in Texas, Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. According to The Authorized Roy Orbison, Orbison's first release was in March 1956 on the Je-Wel label. He broke into professional music under Sam Phillips at Sun Records in the summer of 1956, but he found only marginal success there. After a couple years writing for other musicians (including "Claudette", recorded by The Everly Brothers), Orbison recorded several songs at Monument Records under producer Fred Foster starting in 1959. With Foster, Orbison and his frequent songwriting partners Joe Melson and Bill Dees tailored many of Orbison's songs for his unique voice; his most popular songs were dramatic ballads ending with emotional crescendos that showcased his powerful vocals. After his biggest hit in 1964, "Oh, Pretty Woman", Orbison continued to record and chart intermittently in the UK, but it was not until 1987 that he again found the level of popular worldwide success he had known in the early 1960s, when his original recording of "In Dreams" was used in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet. The following year, Orbison co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Lynne produced Orbison's final album Mystery Girl, which was released posthumously in February 1989. This discography shows main official U.S. and U.K. releases. According to the discography in The Authorized Roy Orbison, there were numerous international single and album releases of importance (not released in the U.S. or U.K.) like the German "San Fernando" b/w "Mama" (London DL 20 726).

Release Info

Artist: Roy Orbison
Label: WaxTime
Format: LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
Label: WaxTime
Released: 2018
Genre: Rock
Style: Rockabilly


1 Ooby Dooby [Sun 242, 1956]
2 Go! Go! Go! [Sun 242-B, 1956]
3 Rockhouse [Sun 251, 1956]
4 You're My Baby [Sun 251-B, 1956]
5 Sweet And Easy To Love [Sun 265, 1957]
6 Devil Doll [Sun 265-B, 1957]
7 Chicken-Hearted [Sun 284, 1957]
8 I Like Love [Sun 284-B, 1957]
1 This Kind Of Love
2 Tryin' To Get To You
3 It's Too Late
4 You're Gonna Cry
5 Mean Little Mama
6 Fool's Hall Of Fame
7 Claudette
8 The Cause Of It All
9 Problem Child
10 Cat Called Domino (A.K.A. Domino)

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