7-CD box set (LP-size) with 104-page hardcover book, 189 tracks. Playing time approx. 482 mns.
The ultimate Roy Orbison! Between 1955 and 1965 Roy Orbison revolutionised popular music and these are the recordings that did it! This album box set with 7 CDs includes every recording from his golden decade! Beginning his career as a rockabilly singer on Jew-Wel and Sun Records , Roy Orbison scored one hit, Oooby Dooby, and left many great early rare and rockin' sides behind ...Problem Child, Down The Line,Rockhouse, Cat Called Domino... as well as songs he wrote for Buddy Holly, like An Empty Cup and You've Got Love. Then Roy Orbison's song Claudette (both early demo's included here for the first time!) became a hit for the Everly Brothers, and Roy Orbison went to Nashville to record first for RCA, then Monument.
At Monument Records, Roy Orbison made the most perfectly realised pop music of the early-to-mid Sixties. Bruce Springsteen spoke of its 'mysterious sense of longing.' As Roy Orbison's contemporaries fell to the British Invasion, he went from strength to strength. All of his Monument recordings are complete here for the first time. All The hits, Uptown, Only The Lonely, Blue Angel, I'm Hurtin', Running Scared, Crying, Candy Man, Dream Baby, In Dreams, Falling, Mean Woman Blues, Blue Bayou, Pretty Paper, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman, and more! All the B-sides, including songs that became big hits for other artists, like Today's Teardrops, Love Hurts, and Distant Drums. And all the album tracks from all the Monument LPs, plus previously unissued alternate takes and rare demos!
This album box set concludes with Roy Orbison's first MGM hit, Ride Away from 1965, closing out incredible 10 years...10 years that changed the way popular music was made. Altogether, this album box set with 7 CDs includes more than 150 recordings, as well as an LP-sized book that includes many previously unseen photographs, a newly researched biography by Colin Escott, and a complete discography.