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Collection of the best from the Big O,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Big O: the Original Singles Collection (Audio CD)
There have been many Roy Orbison compilations but this is certainly one of the best I've seen of his Monument recordings (the sixties music for which he is best known). Roy had a distinctive tenor voice that made him a legend. You can get most of his big sixties hits on a single CD and if that's all you want, perhaps you should buy one of those. This double CD has those hits but also explores a little further.
Of all Roy's many hits, Oh pretty woman, Crying, Only the lonely, Blue bayou, It's over, In dreams and the Christmas song Pretty paper are my favorites (not necessarily in that order). However, there were many other great hits including Running scared, Borne on the wind, Working for the man, Candy man, Leah, Uptown, Dream baby (previously a hit for Bobby Darin), Blue angel, Falling and Goodnight, all of which can be found here.
The set also contains a few of Roy's covers of classic songs like Distant drums, What'd I say. Let the good times roll, Beautiful dreamer and Love hurts. There are other notable songs here too, many of them obscure songs, all of which confirm what a talented singer Roy was.
After Roy left Monument, he had other big hits beginning with Too soon to know, but these are outside the scope of this set. Still, this is a great place to start a Roy Orbison collection.