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Customer Reviews

Agreat collection of wonderful music from mid 60s to late 80s

All of the hits recorded for Virgin are original versions if you haven't got Mystery Girl, You Got It, California Blue or a Love So Beautiful worth getting for these tracks alone also includes stand out and (and Grammy winning) songs such as that Loving you Feeling again the original version of Love Hurts and the definitive recording of Unchained Melody Bob

Classic artist Angel-A

Roy Orbison is beyond the best musician ever. This is a decent priced album worth getting with well known tracks such as pretty woman, crying and I drove all night. His influence to music cannot be denied and sets presidence with today's artists.

The Big O

He may be gone but he is not forgotten. His legacy is the unique music that can only be Roy Orbison. This album is a classic.

Biography

Born: 23 April 1936 in Vernon, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

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...
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