Featuring Lush New Arrangements From The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!
Includes "Oh, Pretty Woman", "I Drove All Night" & More!
Album features soaring Orbison vocals with new Royal Philharmonic orchestral accompaniment, plus additional instrumentation by Roy's sons and grandson.
Sony Musics Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roys Boys LLC releases A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This album infuses Orbisons best original vocal performances, consisting of hits and fan favorites such as "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying"and "Only the Lonely," with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, Londons most notable orchestra. In addition, Roys sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks, along with ten-month-old grandson Roy III (guitar, tambourine).
Alex Orbison, President of Roys Boys and the youngest of Roy Orbisons sons, stated, "If ever there were a singer whose body of work benefits from a collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic it would be Roy Orbison. During the course of his career and after his passing it was constantly noted that his transcendent vocal ability made him something of an anomaly in the world of pop and rock and that, in another life, he would have taken the classical music/opera world by storm. ...well all be able to experience that life with the release of this project. Its more than an album release, its the fulfillment of a prophecy in a very tangible way."
The material covered on A Love So Beautiful is vast, ranging from his early-mid '60s material on the Monument label where he hit his first commercial peak ("In Dreams," "Blue Angel," "Crying," "Dream Baby," "Im Hurtin," "Its Over," "Mean Woman Blues," "Only the Lonely," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Love Hurts," "Uptown") up to his comeback in the late '80s before his untimely passing ("You Got It," "I Drove All Night," "A Love So Beautiful").
A Love So Beautiful was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, who were also at the helm for the hugely successful albums If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestral component was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2, in London (every Beatles album from 1964 on), while Roys sons recorded their parts in Nashville at Black River Studios that was previously owned by their father.
Additional instrumentation by Roy's three sons and grandson
Limited time digital download
1. In Dreams
3. I'm Hurtin'
4. Oh, Pretty Woman
5. It's Over
6. Dream Baby
7. Blue Angel
8. Love Hurts
2. Mean Woman Blues
3. Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
4. Running Scared
5. I Drove All Night
6. You Got It
7. A Love So Beautiful
8. I Drove All Night (Duet with Ward Thomas)