Tuesday, 22 February 2011

New Roy Orbison Album Commemorates 75th Anniversary

Roy Orbison - The Monument Singles Collection
If he had lived, the great rock and roll pioneer Roy Orbison (AKA The Big 'O') would have been 75 in April.

Roy Orbison was once said to be one of Elvis Presley's favourite singers. Furthermore John Lennon originally wrote The Beatles' Please Please Me in the style of Orbison before producer George Martin advised the Fab Four to speed their song up.

Roy Orbison scored no less than three Number Ones in Great Britain during the 1960s, It's Over, Only The Lonely and Oh Pretty Woman, the latter lending its name (and theme) to the 1991 film of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

This new compilation brings together all of Roy Orbison's Monument Single releases between 1959 and 1964 in original mono format, allowing the listeners to hear the songs as they were originally intended.

You can check out my preview for Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection here.

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