Roy Orbison Sings Lonely and Blue LP
Vinyl LP Reissue!
Released in 1961, Orbison's first album for Monument contains "Only the Lonely"
alongside his version of "Bye Bye Love" which was previously recorded by The
"Not only a breakthrough for Roy Orbison... but also for rock & roll. Up to
that point, apart from Elvis Presley -- who was in a class by himself -- few
white rock & rollers had even tried to make as bold a use of the LP as what we
hear on this record. Orbison, his collaborator Joe Melson, and producer Fred
Foster turned the singer's debut long-player into a huge canvas for a sound that
combined rock & roll's beat, Nashville's countrypolitan sound, and the singer's
unique multi-octave range and operatic intensity into something unique in music.
The single "Only the Lonely" may have been the most accessible and commercial
side of this new sound, but the whole album was packed with great moments and
different permutations of that sound..." - allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
• Limited time download
1. Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
2. Bye-Bye Love
4. Blue Avenue
5. I Can't Stop Loving You
6. Come Back To Me (My Love)
1. Blue Angel
3. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
4. I'm Hurtin'
5. Twenty-Two Days
6. I'll Say It's My Fault