First career-spanning anthology of Roy Orbison to be released in October

Roy Orbison’s first greatest hits compilation is due out this October. The Ultimate Collection will include 26 tracks covering four decades of his back catalogue, starting from his early days in the 1950s through to his comeback in the 1980s.

The project has been created by the late singer’s sons and their company Roy’s Boys LLC. It will feature solo efforts and tracks from Roy’s time with supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.

“It is a great honor for me and my brothers, Wesley and Roy Jr., to finally and definitively distill our father’s entire career onto a single disc as best one can possibly do and, certainly, as never done before,” Alex Orbison said in a statement. “It is the result of years of research, archiving and listening, and it is with supreme and heartfelt pleasure that we will be able to share it with the world.”

Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions and dark emotional ballads. He died of a heart attack, at the age of 52 on December 6th, 1988.

The Ultimate Collection Track List:

1. “Oh, Pretty Woman”
2. “I Drove All Night”
3. “You Got It”
4. “Crying”
5. “Only The Lonely”
6. “In Dreams”
7. “Love Hurts”
8. “Claudette”
9. “Blue Bayou”
10. “Dream Baby”
11. “Walk On”
12. “Falling”
13. “Running Scared”
14. “California Blue”
15. “Leah”
16. “Mean Woman Blues”
17. “Crawling Back”
18. “Ride Away”
19. “Too Soon To Know”
20. “She’s A Mystery to Me”
21. “Blue Angel”
22. “It’s Over”
23. “Ooby Dooby”
24. “Heartbreak Radio”
25. “Not Alone Anymore” (Traveling Wilburys)
26. “Handle With Care” (Traveling Wilburys)

in: Album
September 13, 2016
di Fabiana