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Soul Of Rock 'n' Roll [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: INTO THE 1950S:
    1. Ooby Dooby
    2. Hey! Miss Fannie
    3. True Love Goodbye, A
    4. An Empty Cup and a Broken Date
    5. Tryin' To Get To You
    6. Tutti Frutti
    7. Advertisement: Overton Park Shell Concert
    8. Ooby Dooby
    9. Cat Called Domino
    10. Go! Go! Go!
    11. Rockhouse
    12. 1956 Guitar Pull Medley: I Want You, I Need You, I Love You/I Was The One/That's All Right/Mary Lou/You're My Baby
    13. You're My Baby
    14. Mean Little Mama
    15. Problem Child
    16. One More Time
    17. You're Gonna Cry
    18. It's Too Late
    19. Sweet and Easy To Love
    20. This Kind of Love
    21. Claudette
    22. You Tell Me
    23. Night Owl
    24. Bad Cat
    25. I Give Up
    26. Love Struck
    27. Baby Don't Stop
    28. Defeated
    29. Love Storm
    30. Almost Eighteen
    31. With the Bug
    32. Pretty One
    0. DISC 2: INTO THE 1960S:
    1. Uptown
    2. Only the Lonely
    3. Blue Angel
    4. In Dreams
    5. Running Scared
    6. I'm Hurtin'
    7. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
    8. Love Hurts
    9. Lana
    10. Crying
    11. Candy Man
    12. Night Life
    13. (They Call You) Gigolette
    14. Let the Good Times Roll
    15. Blue Bayou
    16. Wedding Day
    17. Dream Baby
    18. Evergreen
    19. Working For the Man
    20. Crowd, The
    21. Leah
    22. Actress, The
    23. Borne On the Wind
    24. Falling
    25. Indian Wedding
    26. Shahdaroba
    27. All I Have To Do is Dream
    28. Mama
    29. Pretty Paper - (featuring Barry Booth Orchestra)
    0. DISC 3: INTO THE 1970S:
    1. Mean Woman Blues
    2. What'd I Say - (live)
    3. It's Over
    4. Oh, Pretty Woman
    5. Yo Te Amo Maria
    6. Goodnight
    7. (Say) You're My Girl
    8. Ride Away
    9. Crawling Back
    10. Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart
    11. Too Soon To Know
    12. Communication Breakdown
    13. Walk On
    14. So Young [From the Motion Picture "Zabriskie Point"]
    15. Blue Rain (Coming Down)
    16. Big As I Can Dream
    17. Pistolero [From the Motion Picture "The Fastest Guitar Alive"] - (featuring The Bob Moore Orchestra)
    18. Fastest Guitar Alive [From the Motion Picture "The Fastest Guitar Alive"], The - (featuring The Bob Moore Orchestra)
    19. Precious
    20. Unchained Melody
    21. Land of 1000 Dances - (live)
    22. Blues In My Mind
    23. Born To Love Me
    24. That Lovin' You Feelin' Again [From The Motion Picture "Roadie"]
    25. Hound Dog Man
    0. DISC 4: INTO THE 1980S:
    1. Coming Home
    2. Waymore's Blues - (featuring Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins)
    3. Oh, Pretty Woman
    4. In Dreams [From The Motion Picture "Blue Velvet"]
    5. Not Alone Any More
    6. You Got It
    7. She's a Mystery To Me
    8. California Blue
    9. Love So Beautiful, A
    10. (All I Can Do is) Dream You - (live)
    11. Oh, Pretty Woman - (live)
    12. Heartbreak Radio
    13. You're the One
    14. Crying
    15. After the Love Has Gone
    16. I Drove All Night
    17. Wild Hearts Run Out of Time [From the Motion Picture "Insignificance"]
    18. You May Feel Me Crying [From the Motion Picture "The End of Violence"]
    19. Life Fades Away [From the Motion Picture "Less Than Zero"]
    20. It's Over - (live)
    21. We'll Take the Night
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 811972

  • Credits
    ProducerChet Atkins; Chips Moman; Clayton Ivey; George Massenberg; David Lynch; David Was; Don Was; Rebekah Lee Beard; Fred Foster; Gregg Geller; David Paul Briggs; Jack Clement; Sam Phillips; Jeff Lynne; Jim Vienneau; Joe Melson; Michael Utley; Mike Curb; Nelson Wilbury; Norman Petty; Otis Wilbury; Pete Anderson; Rick Rubin; Roy Orbison; T-Bone Burnett; Terry Woodford; Barbara Orbison; Wesley Rose; Will Jennings; Bill Justis; Bono; Brian Ahern; Brian Eno
    Engineer

    Liner Note Authors: Fred Foster; Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr.; Barbara Orbison.
    Recording information: Akron, OH (??/1956-09/1985); Australia (??/1956-09/1985); Boston (??/1956-09/1985); Clovis, New Mexico (??/1956-09/1985); Dallas, TX (??/1956-09/1985); Galveston, TX (??/1956-09/1985); Laren, Holland (??/1956-09/1985); London (??/1956-09/1985); Los Angeles, CA (??/1956-09/1985); Memphis, TN (??/1956-09/1985); Muscle Shoals (??/1956-09/1985); Nashville, TN (??/1956-09/1985); Odessa, TX (??/1956-09/1985); Sherman Oaks, CA (??/1956-09/1985); Akron, OH (01/1979); Australia (01/1979); Boston (01/1979); Clovis, New Mexico (01/1979); Dallas, TX (01/1979); Galveston, TX (01/1979); Laren, Holland (01/1979); London (01/1979); Los Angeles, CA (01/1979); Memphis, TN (01/1979); Muscle Shoals (01/1979); Nashville, TN (01/1979); Odessa, TX (01/1979); Sherman Oaks, CA (01/1979); Akron, OH (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Australia (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Boston (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Clovis, New Mexico (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Dallas, TX (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Galveston, TX (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Laren, Holland (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); London (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Los Angeles, CA (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Memphis, TN (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Muscle Shoals (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Nashville, TN (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Odessa, TX (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Sherman Oaks, CA (03/04/1956-08/26/1957); Akron, OH (03/1970-08/1987); Australia (03/1970-08/1987); Boston (03/1970-08/1987); Clovis, New Mexico (03/1970-08/1987); Dallas, TX (03/1970-08/1987); Galveston, TX (03/1970-08/1987); Laren, Holland (03/1970-08/1987); London (03/1970-08/1987); Los Angeles, CA (03/1970-08/1987); Memphis, TN (03/1970-08/1987); Muscle Shoals (03/1970-08/1987); Nashville, TN (03/1970-08/1987); Odessa, TX (03/1970-08/1987); Sherman Oaks, CA (03/1970-08/1987); Akron, OH (03/25/1965); Australia (03/25/1965); Boston (03/25/1965); Clovis, New Mexico (03/25/1965); Dallas, TX (03/25/1965); Galveston, TX (03/25/1965); Laren, Holland (03/25/1965); London (03/25/1965); Los Angeles, CA (03/25/1965); Memphis, TN (03/25/1965); Muscle Shoals (03/25/1965); Nashville, TN (03/25/1965); Odessa, TX (03/25/1965); Sherman Oaks, CA (03/25/1965); Akron, OH (09/11/1963); Australia (09/11/1963); Boston (09/11/1963); Clovis, New Mexico (09/11/1963); Dallas, TX (09/11/1963); Galveston, TX (09/11/1963); Laren, Holland (09/11/1963); London (09/11/1963); Los Angeles, CA (09/11/1963); Memphis, TN (09/11/1963); Muscle Shoals (09/11/1963); Nashville, TN (09/11/1963); Odessa, TX (09/11/1963); Sherman Oaks, CA (09/11/1963); Akron, OH (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Australia (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Boston (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Clovis, New Mexico (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Dallas, TX (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Galveston, TX (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Laren, Holland (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); London (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Los Angeles, CA (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Memphis, TN (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Muscle Shoals (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Nashville, TN (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Odessa, TX (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Sherman Oaks, CA (10/18/1958-??/??/1976); Akron, OH (12/04/1988).
    Photographers: Elmer Williams; Hulton Deutsch; Dezo Hoffman; Janet Macoska; Jann Wenner; Billy Pat Ellis; John Garner; Togue Uchida; Ron Galella; Fabry; Shiela Rock.
    This lavish, four-disc box set is undoubtedly the definitive summation of the career of Roy Orbison, rock & roll's great drama king. Behind those dark glasses and cool veneer lurked a man with an operatic voice and a rockabilly heart, and this set expertly guides you through every phase of his discography. The first disc features Orbison the Sun Records rock-&-roll cat, turning out rollicking rockabilly gems like "Ooby Dooby," and there are a number of mouth-watering demo recordings from this period featured as well. Disc Two really begins to get into the meat of the Orbison discography. Tracks like "Only the Lonely," "Running Scared," and "In Dreams" are lush, otherworldly pop operas where Orbison's unearthly tenor soars above clouds of strings to cry out, sometimes in longing, sometimes in terror. These immortal tracks pierce the listener to the soul, and by the final disc in the set, Orbison is surrounded by younger artists who grew up on those tunes, like k.d. lang, who joins him in a tear-jerking remake of "Crying." If you want the full Orbison experience, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than this box.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.75) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Roy Orbison was a superhero of song....He became someone extraordinary when his weeping tenor took flight....This is the only anthology that does justice to every stage of Orbison's career..."
    Spin (p.114) - "[H]is idiosyncratic songwriting drew from disparate genres, opening new vistas for early rock'n'roll."
    Dirty Linen (p.60) - "[T]his four-CD compilation will finally help you trace his development as one of rock 'n' roll's most soulful and preeminent singers from his early beginnings doing country rockabilly in the mid-1950s to the late 1980s..."
    Blender (Magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Orbison was] a pioneer of jaw-dropping rock balladry that set his eerie tenor into woozy orchestral dramas that seem to have presaged the entire corpus of David Lynch."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "THE SOUL OF ROCK'N'ROLL might well be the nearest pop music ever gets to producing a Bible."
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