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Roy Orbison
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I'm addicted.

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Expert Textpert said
I'm addicted.

Same - and have been for many a year.  I have a few of his CDs and DVDs, plus of course the Wilbury album.  Just an awesome voice and some of his songs are so well suited to it.

 

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trcanberra said

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I'm addicted.

Same - and have been for many a year.  I have a few of his CDs and DVDs, plus of course the Wilbury album.  Just an awesome voice and some of his songs are so well suited to it.

 

I love Only the Lonely, Crying, Blue Angel, Love Hurts, and Running Scared.

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7 November 2013
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Expert Textpert said

trcanberra said

Expert Textpert said
I'm addicted.

Same - and have been for many a year.  I have a few of his CDs and DVDs, plus of course the Wilbury album.  Just an awesome voice and some of his songs are so well suited to it.

 

I love Only the Lonely, Crying, Blue Angel, Love Hurts, and Running Scared.

Some nice tracks there; I also like In Dreams and, oddly, Penny Arcade (it was the first song I happened to hear on the radio after we migrated to Oz so it just brings back memories).

 

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wetsroosa included him on his Beatles' Opening Acts show last week. Pretty cool.

7 November 2013
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For those of you just discovering Roy Orbison, here is a good one of his that is kind of off his "greatest hits" radar: It's a duet with Emmylou Harris, "That Loving You Feeling Again."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....-F2oq00SW8

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Roy Orbison down under performing "Land of 1000 Dances." 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....YFKBTXN7wU

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Just ordered a cd of his from the library. They had 3 or 4 going and so can't remember which one it is. Looking forward to it as his voice is incredible. I know his big songs (Oh, Pretty Woman, I Drove All Night,  Blue Bayou, Crying etc) so will be great to go a little deeper.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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I started getting interested in him after reading about him in Beatlemania:  The Real Story of the Beatles' UK Tours.  I remember him from the late 80's as he was popular when I was in high school / college.

So far I've got a 3-disc set called Anthology that has all of his material up to 1962, as well as a reissue of the 1987 album of re-recorded hits, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits...and I've got a CD on order with two albums on it, In Dreams and Orbisongs.  I'm only missing a handful of songs from the Monument recordings, and I'll probably collect those on the set of Monument singles in mono.

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"Drove All Night" always brings tears to my eyes. He has an incredible voice which always manages to send shivers down my spine. 

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