Roy Orbison - The Classic Roy Orbison


TJR says:

Not in my collection.

The Pro review:

Roy Orbison came back for a third MGM album in 1966 and delivered Classic Roy, which was probably the best album be ever did for the label. Every song was cast in a familiar, classic Orbison vein, without any of the country piano sounds that showed a digression on recent releases, and most of it — especially "Just Another Name for Rock and Roll" — had a beat that was still highly appealing in mid-1966. Working more thoroughly within a band setting here, this is stripped-down, back-to-basics Orbison, maybe only lacking a hit single of the same obvious proportions as those Monument albums. Classic Roy was reissued in 2008 on Sony/BMG.

3.5 / 5
Bruce Eder
AllMusic

Extra notes:

¹ The Classic Roy Orbison is an album recorded by Roy Orbison on the MGM Record label and released in July of 1966.
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The complete “A-list” discography of Roy Orbison:

At The Rock House (1961) Lonely and Blue (1961) Crying (1962) In Dreams (1963) 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 (1967) Cry Softly Lonely One (1967) Roy Orbison’s Many Moods (1969) Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way (1970) Big O (1970) Roy Orbison Sings (1972) Memphis (1972) Milestones (1973) I’m Still In Love with You (1975) Regeneration (1977) Laminar Flow (1979) Mystery Girl (1989)

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