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In Dreams: The Greatest Hits

This Roy Orbison Album is not from 1963 like the label says. The album contains all new recordings and was produced by Barbara Orbison. The album was originally released in 1987 by Virgin Records before The Traveling Wilburys and Mystery Girl, and I have all three on CD from when they were released. These are by far favorite versions of the songs, but I was not around when the songs came out in the 60s. I really enjoy Roy's older voice and the high quality studio recordings on these songs from the 80s.

This is not the real Roy Orbison

Yes, it is Roy Orbison's voice, but it sounds like the originally backing instrumentation and backup vocals were all replaced by some cheap software tracks and different singers. The change is obvious from the moment you play the first track that these are not truly the original recorded pieces. I should have given a test listen before purchasing, but I don't think it is unreasonable to assume that when you see Roy Orbison as the listed artist, you are actually getting the familiar, original versions of these classic songs. I would give this zero stars if I could. Shame on you, Apple.

Biography

Born: April 23, 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 not only...
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