Roy Orbison – The Essential (2019)

Posted by Green on May 28, 2019as

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Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early ’60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he established rock & roll archetypes of the underdog and the hopelessly romantic loser. These were not only amplified by peers such as Del Shannon and Gene Pitney, but also influenced future generations of roots rockers such as Bruce Springsteen and Chris Isaak, as well as modern country stars the Mavericks.

01. Dream Baby
02. I Can’t Stop Loving You
03. Only the Lonely
04. A Legend in My Time
05. The Actress
06. Blue Angel
07. Pretty One
08. I Like Love
09. Mean Little Mama
10. Running Scared
11. She Wears My Ring
12. Candy Man
13. Evergreen
14. Bye Bye Love
15. Jolie
16. Come Back to Me My Love
17. Mama
18. Love Hurts
19. Paper Boy
20. Today’s Teardrops
21. Uptown
22. Summer Song
23. Almost Eighteen
24. I’ll Say It’s My Fault
25. Cryin’
26. Raindrops
27. The Great Pretender
28. With the Bug
29. You’re My Baby
30. Tryin’ to Get to You
31. I’m Hurting
32. Loneliness

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