© 2001 Bear Family Records (CD) 500/200rpm BCD 16423 (1-7) mono digital
ORIBISON 1955 - 1965

7 CD boxed set, LP-sized. Between 1955 and 1965 Roy Orbison revolutionised popular music and these are the recordings that did it! This boxed set includes every recording from his golden decade! Beginning his career as a rockabilly singer on Jew-Wel and Sun Records , Roy 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's song ''Claudette'' (both early demo's included here for the first time) became a hit for the Everly Brothers, and Roy went to Nashville to record first for RCA, then Monument. At Monument Records, Roy made the most perfectly realised pop music of the early-to-mid sixties. Bruce Springsteen spoke of its "mysterious sense of longing''. As Roy'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 set concludes with Roy'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 set 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.

Producers: Fred Foster, Sam C. Phillips (Sun), Norman Petty, Chet Atkins, The Teen Kings
Reissued Producers: Howard Cockburn and Richard Weize, John Beecher (Teen Kings)
3-Track Mix: Vic Anesini, Dennis Ferrante, Mark Wilder
Disc/Metalpart Transfer: Alan Stoker
Tape Research: Richard Weize
Tape Comparison: Howard Cockburn
Mastering: Adam Skeaping, Bob Jones (Teen Kings)
Biography: Colin Escott
Discography: Richard Weize
Artdirection: Holger von Bargen
Artwork: Wolfgang Taubenauer

Photos and Illustrations:
R.A. Andreas, Bo Berglind, Steve Bonner, Trevor Cajiao, David Dennard,
Colin Escott, Johnny Franklin, Gordon Hansson, Linda Jones, Benjamin Koelewijn,
Michael Ochs Archives, Klaus Schmalenbach, The Showtime Music Archives (Toronto),
The Teen Kings 

Thanks to:
Barbara Orbison, Bo Berglind, Steve Bonner, John Ingman,
Jerry C. MacNeish, Derek Neall, Cass Paley, Nick Shaffran,
and of course, Billy, Pat, Jack James and Roy

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Disc 1 Contains
1 - Ooby Dooby (Teen Kings) (1956) 2:22
2 - Trying To Get To You (Teen Kings) (1956) 2:45
3 - *Ooby Dooby (Sun Master) (1956) 2:12 > SUN 242-A < 
4 - *Go! Go! Go! (1956) 2:08 > SUN 242-B <
5 - *Trying To Get To You (1989) 2:39
6 - *You're My Baby (1956) 2:04 > SUN 251-A < 
7 - *Rock House (1956) 2:04 > SUN 251-B < 
8 - *Sweet And Easy To Love (1957) 2:10 > SUN 265-A <
9 - *Devil Doll (1957) 2:08 > SUN 265-B <
10 - *Love Dumb Baby (Fragment) (2001) 0:27
11 - *Fool's Hall Of Fame (1974) 2:26
12 - *A True Love Goodbye (1974) 2:18
13 - *Chicken Hearted (1957) 2:15 > SUN 284-B < 
14 - *I Like Love (1957) 2:30 > SUN 284-A < 
15 - *Mean Little Mama (1988) 1:55
16 - *Problem Child (1988) 2:19
17 - *Cat Called Domino (1973) 2:14
18 - *You Tell Me (1984) 1:31
19 - *I Give Up (1984) 1:55
20 - *One More Time (1976) 1:15
21 - *Lovestruck (1976) 1:21
22 - *The Clown (1976) 1:42
23 - *Claudette (1974) 2:10
24 - *The Cause Of It All (1974) 2:23
25 - *You're Gonna Cry (1988) 2:05
26 - *This Kind Of Love (1988) 2:07
27 - *It's Too Late (1988) 1:57
28 - *I Never Know (1988) 2:20
29 - *Claudette (1988) 1:56
1-2 Original Je-Wel Recordings Licensed by Barbara Orbison Production
1-2 Original Je-Wel Recordings
*- 3-29 Original Sun Recordings

Disc 2 Contains
1 - *Ooby Dooby (Take 1) (1989) 2:11
2 - *Ooby Dooby (Take 2) (1984) 2:11
3 - *Ooby Dooby (Take 3) (2001) 2:10
4 - *Trying To Get To You (Alternate Take) (1988) 2:38
5 - *Chicken Hearted (Semi Spoken) (2001) 2:16
6 - *Problem Child (Alternate Take) (1988) 2:26
7 - *The Clown (Alternate Take) (1989) 1:52
8 - *This Kind Of Love (1988) 2:03
9 - *It's Too Late (Alternate Take) (1988) 2:47
10 - *I Was A Fool (Roy Orbison & Ken Cook) (1958) 2:23 > PI 3534-B <
11 - Seem To Me (1958) 2:14
12 - Sweet And Innocent (1958) 2:17
13 - I'll Never Tell (1988) 2:04
14 - Almost Eighteen (1958) 2:04
15 - Jolie (1959) 1:53
16 - Paper Boy (1982) 2:23
17 - With The Bug (1982) 2:26
18 - Ooby Dooby (Wink Westerners) (2001) 2:34
19 - Hey! Miss Fannie (Wink Westerners) (2001) 2:34
20 - A True Love Goodbye (Teen Kings) (2001) 2:20
21 - An Empty Cup (2001) 2:19
22 - Cat Called Domino (2001) 2:06
23 - I Guess I'm Lonely (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson) (20010 2:36
24 - You Fool You (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson) (2001) 1:27
25 - Velveteen Doll (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson) (2001) 1:32
26 - She's Okay (Roy Orbison & Joe Melson) (2001) 1:29
*- 1-10 Original Sun Recordings
11-17 Original RCA Victor Recordings
18-26 Licensed from Barbara Orbison Production

Disc 3 Contains
1 - Ooby Dooby (1995) 2:02
2 - Racker Tacker (1995) 2:08
3 - Blue Suede Shoes (1995) 1:54
4 - Brown Eyed Handsome Man (1995) 2:17
5 - St. Louis Blues (1995) 1:55
6 - All By Myself (1995) 1:57
7 - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (1995) 2:18
8 - Jam (1995) 2:00
9 - Rock House (1995) 1:53
10 - Singing The Blues (1995) 2:07
11 - Pretend (1995) 2:12
12 - Rip It Up (1995) 3:04
13 - Trying To Get To You (1995) 2:22
14 - TK Blues (1995) 2:20
15 - Go! Go! Go! (1995) 1:32
16 - Bo Diddley (1995) 2:03
17 - Do You Remember (Billy Pat Ellis & Jack Kennelly
About The Teen Kings (1995) 38:34)
Fall 1956, TV Station Recordings

Disc 4 Contains
1 - Paper Boy (1959) 2:09
2 - Double Date (1989) 2:20
3 - With The Bug (1959) 2:23
4 - Up Town (1959) 2:05
5 - Raindrops (1960) 1:53
6 - Pretty One (1959) 2:15
7 - Blue Avenue (1960) 2:20
8 - Only The Lonely (1960) 2:25
9 - Here Comes That Song Again (1960) 2:43
10 - Today's Teardrops (1960) 2:11
11 - Blue Angel (1960) 2:52
12 - I'll Say It's My Fault (1960) 2:23
13 - Come Back To Me (My Love) (1960) 2:27
14 - (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time (1960) 3:05
15 - Bye Bye Love (1960) 2:13
16 - Twenty Two Day (1960) 2:53
17 - Cry (1960) 2:42
18 - I Can't Stop Loving You (1960) 2:42
19 - I'm Hurtin' (1960) 2:45
20 - Darkness (1983) 2:51
21 - Let's Make A Memory (1961) 2:17
22 - Love Hurts (1961) 2:27
23 - Running Scared (1961) 2:11
24 - Nightlife (with semi spoken Intro) (1961) 2:31
25 - Summer Song (1961) 2:44
26 - Loneliness (1961) 2:30
27 - Dance (1961) 2:51
Original Monument Recordings

Disc 5 Contains
1 - Lana (1961) 2:16
2 - Dance (1965) 2:43
3 - She Wears My Ring (1961) 2:29
4 - Crying (1961) 2:45
5 - Sunset (1963) 2:27
6 - The Great Pretender (1961) 2:59
7 - Candy Man (1961) 2:42
8 - House Without Windows (1963) 2:20
9 - (They Call You) Gigolette (1990) 2:45
10 - How Are Things In Paradise (1983) 2:07
11 - (They Call You) Gigolette (1963) 2:35
12 - Wedding Day (1961) 2:05
13 - Yes (1983) 2:19
14 - Let The Good Times Roll (1965) 2:33
15 - Blue Bayou (2) (1963) 2:29
16 - Part Heart (1983) 2:33
17 - Evergreen (1962) 2:44
18 - Love Star (1962) 2:58
19 - Dream Baby (1962) 2:34
20 - The Actress (1962) 2:36
21 - No One Will Ever Know (1963) 2:27
22 - The Crowd (2) (1962) 2:21
23 - Mama (1962) 2:58
24 - (I Get So) Sentimental (1965) 2:37
25 - Leah (1962) 2:39
26 - Working For The Man (1962) 2:24
27 - Borne On The Wind (164) 2:50
28 - Distant Drums (1963) 3:10
Original Monument Recordings

Disc 6 Contains
1 - Falling (1963) 2:21
2 - Shahdaroba (1963) 2:38
3 - In Dreams (1963) 2:47
4 - Dream (1963) 2:12
5 - My Prayer (1963) 2:44
6 - Lonely Wine (1963) 2:54
7 - Beautiful Dreamer (1963) 2:18
8 - All I Have To Do Is Dream Of You (1963) 2:23
9 - Mean Woman Blues (1963) 2:24
10 - What'd I Say (1964) 2:50
11 - San Fernando (German) (1963) 2:30
12 - Mama (German) (1963) 2:45
12 - Pretty Paper (1963) 2:45
14 - Almost (1990) 2:45
15 - It's Over (1964)2:47
16 - Indian Wedding (1964) 3:03
17 - O Pretty Woman (Single Version) (1964) 2:56
18 - Yo Te Amo Maria (1964) 3:15
19 - Only With You (1965) 2:19
20 - Goodnight (1965) 2:28
21 - (Say) You're My Girl (Fast) (1965) 2:40
22 - (Say) You're My Girl (Slow) (1965) 2:45
23 - Sleepy Hollow (1965) 2:36
24 - Ride Away (1965) 3:27
1-23 Original Monument Recordings
24 Original MGM Recording

Disc 7 Contains
1 - Oh Pretty Woman (LP Version) (1965) 2:56
2 - Twenty Two Days (1965) 3:06
3 - Love Hurts (1964) 2:24
4 - Nightlife (1965) 2:07
5 - (They Call You) Gigolette (2001) 2:48
6 - Borne On The Wind (Different Vocal) (1964) 2:50
7 - Pretty Paper (2001) 2:53
8 - Indian Wedding (2001) 3:05
9 - Blue Avenue (2001) 2:20
10 - Here Comes That Song Again (2001) 2:41
11 - It's Over (2001) 2:48
12 - Today's Teardrops (2001) 2:11
13 - Blue Angel (2001) 2:45
14 - I'll Say It's My Fault (2001) 2:11
15 - With The Bug (Mo 546-2) (2001) 2:24
16 - Double Date (Takes 1, 2) (2001) 1:46
17 - Double Date (Take 5) (2001) 1:29
18 - Double Date (Take 6) (1989) 2:25
19 - Paper Boy (Takes 14, 16) (2001) 3:34
20 - Paper Boy (Take 17) (2001) 2:20
21 - Paper Boy (Take 18) (2001) 0:56
22 - Paper Boy (Take 19) (1982) 2:20
23 - With The Bug (Take 1) (2001) (1:41
24 - With The Bug (Take 2) (2001) 1:36
25 - With The Bug (Take 3) (2001) 2:35
26 - With The Bug (Take 4) (2001) 2:24
27 - With The Bug (Take 9) (1982) 2:29
1-27 Original Monument Recordings 

The Roy Orbison Coca Cola Adverts
28 - Let's Get Together For A Coke (1) (2001) 1:32
29 - Let's Get Together For A Coke (2) (2001) 1:24
30 - Let's Get Together For A Coke (3) (2001)1:02
31 - Stayed Out Too Late (1) (2001) 1:30
32 – Stayed Out Too Late (2) 1:03
33 - Things Go Better With Coke (2001) 1:27
34 - Life Is Fun When You're Refreshed (1) (2001) 1:00
35 – Life Is Fun When You're Refreshed (2) (2001) 0:31
36 – Life Is Fun When You're Refreshed (3) (2001) 0:10
37 - C.O.C.A. C.O.L.A (1) (2001) 1:00
38 - C.O.C.A. C.O.L.A (2) (2001) 0:29

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