Release Date: 04 December 2015
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|Roy Orbison Roy Orbison ''The MGM Years" Limited 180gram 14LP Vinyl Box Set
Roy Orbison The MGM Years 1965-1973 on Limited Edition 180g 14LP + 65-Page Book Box Set
Largest Compilation of Roy Orbison Music to Date - 152 Tracks in Total!
Contains All of The Big O's 11 MGM Studio Albums; Soundtrack to The Fastest Guitar Alive; and Bonus Album of B-Sides & Singles!
In 1965 Roy Orbison was riding high following the success of recent smash hits highlighted by his iconic "Oh, Pretty Woman." Lured by a million-dollar contract that included a film deal his label Monument couldn't offer, Roy left Monument and signed with MGM Records. The MGM deal contained an almost frenetic recording and release commitment, requiring Roy to commence recording three full albums, plus multiple singles for each album, every year. Roy delivered with both vigor and quality, with his output sometimes exceeding 70 recordings per year.
This limited edition 180g 14LP MGM Years 1965-1973 box set is a summation of that marvelous work - 13 full-length albums including the long sought-after The Fastest Guitar Alive soundtrack (Roy starred in the film) and a new collection of MGM B-Sides & Singles that have never before appeared on a full-length Roy Orbison album. This collection is easily the largest compilation of Orbison music to date.
All 152 songs in this set were transferred from the original multi-track tapes at famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN, and then mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chuck Turner at the Johnny Cash Cabin, with help from Roy's son, Alex Orbison. They were then remastered by longtime Roy Orbison friend and Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd. In order to make sure modern technology conveyed Roy's original intent, they frequently compared their work to the original vinyl and its inherent warm sound.
This is some of Roy Orbison's best, but also perhaps least known work - now all together for the first time with fully restored art and sound. Coming complete with a 65-page booklet filled with rare photos and liner notes by Alex Orbison, The MGM Years box set is a collector's dream! The set contains: There Is Only One Roy Orbison (1965), The Orbison Way (1966), The Classic Roy Orbison (1966), Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson (1967), The Fastest Guitar Alive (Soundtrack) (1967), Cry Softly Lonely One (1967), Roy Orbison's Many Moods (1969), Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way (1970), The Big O (1970), Roy Orbison Sings (1972), Memphis (1972), Milestones (1973), MGM B-Sides And Singles (2015).
• Limited edition 180g 14LP box set
• Largest compilation of Roy Orbison music to date - 152 tracks in total
• 11 MGM Studio Albums, The Fastest Guitar Alive soundtrack & MGM B-Sides And Singles (2LP-set)
• All tracks transferred from the original multi-track tapes at famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN & mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chuck Turner
• Remastered by Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd
• 65-page booklet filled with rare photos and liner notes by Alex Orbison