Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015)
4 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 126:45 minutes | 2,88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

This Hi-Res collection of Roy Orbison's recordings features the following albums: "Lonely And Blue" (1961), "Crying" (1962), "In Dreams" (1963), "Oh! Pretty Woman" (1964).


Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Orbison - Sings Lonely And Blue (1961/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:20 minutes | 740 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Time and familiarity – through multiple reissues – may have muted the seeming significance of some of what's here, but in 1961 Sings Lonely and Blue was not only a breakthrough for Roy Orbison as his debut LP, but also for rock & roll. Up to that point, apart from Elvis Presley – who was in a class by himself – few white rock & rollers had even tried to make as bold a use of the LP as what we hear on this record. Orbison, his collaborator Joe Melson, and producer Fred Foster turned the singer's debut long-player into a huge canvas for a sound that combined rock & roll's beat, Nashville's countrypolitan sound, and the singer's unique multi-octave range and operatic intensity into something unique in music. The single "Only the Lonely" may have been the most accessible and commercial side of this new sound, but the whole album was packed with great moments and different permutations of that sound: the powerful lead vocal and the Boots Randolph sax break on "I'll Say It's My Fault"; the haunting Orbison-Melson "Come Back to Me (My Love)," which was like a mini-movie script, a vest-pocket romantic melodrama sung with operatic depth and played to a light rock & roll beat; Don Gibson's "I'd Be a Legend in My Time," and "I Can't Stop Loving You," both filled with larger-than-life musical attributes and emotions behind Orbison's extraordinary singing, Orbison treating the former almost like a Verdi aria while a sax solo, the Anita Kerr Singers, and a dense string section hold it in the realm of pop music; and "Bye Bye Love" given the new Orbison treatment and sounding like a country-pop symphony. The material was uniformly strong and consistent, probably due, in part, to the fact that Fred Foster was able to draw from nearly a year's worth of recording activity to assemble the contents of the album, and he also took advantage of the album's stereo release to devise a crisp, discreet, two-channel mix that brought out all of the details of this sound in notably sharp relief, creating one of the earliest stereo rock & roll albums that was actually superior to its mono equivalent. Indeed, Sings Lonely and Blue was among the first rock & roll LPs to attract the interest of serious audiophile enthusiasts.

Tracklist:

01 - Only The Lonely
02 - Bye Bye Love
03 - Cry
04 - Blue Avenue
05 - I Can't Stop Loving You
06 - Come Back To Me (My Love)
07 - Blue Angel
08 - Raindrops
09 - (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
10 - I'm Hurtin'
11 - Twenty-Two Days
12 - I'll Say It's My Fault

Analyzed: Roy Orbison / Lonely And Blue
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -2.04 dB -14.62 dB 2:28 01-Only the Lonely
DR10 -1.38 dB -14.09 dB 2:16 02-Bye Bye Love
DR10 0.00 dB -13.37 dB 2:44 03-Cry
DR10 -1.21 dB -13.06 dB 2:22 04-Blue Avenue
DR10 -1.16 dB -12.64 dB 2:46 05-I Can't Stop Loving You
DR10 -1.02 dB -13.29 dB 2:30 06-Come Back to Me (My Love)
DR10 -1.18 dB -13.56 dB 2:53 07-Blue Angel
DR10 -0.91 dB -13.20 dB 1:56 08-Raindrops
DR10 -0.10 dB -12.26 dB 3:11 09-(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time
DR11 -1.05 dB -14.59 dB 2:46 10-I'm Hurtin'
DR9 -0.89 dB -11.90 dB 3:09 11-Twenty-Two Days
DR9 -0.54 dB -12.59 dB 2:21 12-I'll Say It's My Fault
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3209 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Orbison - Crying (1962/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:36 minutes | 713 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roy Orbison's second album was above-average considering the slight standards of the time…In its favor, the album features nearly all original material by Orbison and some of the writers who frequently tailored songs for him, such as Boudleaux and Felice Bryant and Joe Melson. The trademark early Orbison production flourishes, with swooping strings and full vocal choruses, are also present…With the exception of "Love Hurts," the title track, and the epic hit "Running Scared," most of the cuts lean toward the Big O's more sentimental side…Of the obscure cuts here, the best are the uptempo "Nite Life" and "Let's Make a Memory," with its bouncing string arrangement.

Tracklist:

01 - Crying
02 - The Great Pretender
03 - Love Hurts
04 - She Wears My Ring
05 - Wedding Day
06 - Summer Song
07 - Dance
08 - Lana
09 - Loneliness
10 - Let's Make A Memory
11 - Night Life
12 - Running Scared

Analyzed: Roy Orbison / Crying
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 0.00 dB -11.24 dB 2:48 01-Crying
DR10 -0.01 dB -12.53 dB 3:03 02-The Great Pretender
DR9 0.00 dB -12.44 dB 2:30 03-Love Hurts
DR9 0.00 dB -11.52 dB 2:32 04-She Wears My Ring
DR9 -0.83 dB -12.64 dB 2:08 05-Wedding Day
DR7 -0.13 dB -10.48 dB 2:46 06-Summer Song
DR9 -0.26 dB -11.96 dB 2:55 07-Dance
DR9 0.00 dB -11.56 dB 2:19 08-Lana
DR8 -0.74 dB -10.70 dB 2:29 09-Loneliness
DR9 -0.41 dB -11.37 dB 2:20 10-Let's Make a Memory
DR9 -0.33 dB -12.06 dB 2:34 11-Night Life
DR8 -0.91 dB -12.64 dB 2:12 12-Running Scared
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3084 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Orbison - In Dreams (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:48 minutes | 710 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

How does one recover enough to hear an album in its entirety when the first cut is "In Dreams"? Whoa! Roy Orbison's 1963 album of the same name, recorded for the Monument label, is devastating for a number of reasons, namely that his "Blue Bayou" and his readings of Johnny Mercer's "Dreams" and Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer" are here, as is his gorgeous reading of Cindy Walker's "Shahdaroba." Half of these cuts were recorded during the sessions for Sings Lonely and Blue, the other half in Nash Vegas in 1963 with Fred Foster producing both. The big difference on this set is the less intrusive presence of the Anita Kerr Singers. There are even more strings here, but they are relegated to a lesser place as well. Orbison's voice was never better than on this recording. The heights he reaches on the title cut, "Lonely Wine," the swaggering country and R&B of "Blue Avenue," and "My Prayer" are simply mind-blowing. The emotion and deep atmospherics of the tunes here reflect Foster's sophistication, but also Orbison's willingness to develop himself as a singer and as a persona. Orbison wrote or co-wrote four tracks this time out, but the song choices are impeccable. In addition to the original album being wonderfully remastered, the Legacy reissue contains four bonus cuts. These include a woolly read of "Mean Woman Blues," simpatico versions of Cindy Walker's "Distant Drum" and Willie Nelson's "Pretty Paper," and his own beautiful "Falling".

Tracklist:

01 - In Dreams
02 - Lonely Wine
03 - Shahdaroba
04 - No One Will Ever Know
05 - Sunset
06 - House Without Windows
07 - Dream
08 - Blue Bayou
09 - (They Call You) Gigolette
10 - All I Have To Do Is Dream
11 - Beautiful Dreamer
12 - My Prayer

Analyzed: Roy Orbison / In Dreams
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 0.00 dB -12.85 dB 2:51 01-In Dreams
DR8 -0.48 dB -10.67 dB 2:57 02-Lonely Wine
DR8 -0.31 dB -9.96 dB 2:41 03-Shahdaroba
DR9 0.00 dB -11.99 dB 2:30 04-No One Will Ever Know
DR8 -1.00 dB -11.43 dB 2:30 05-Sunset
DR9 0.00 dB -11.76 dB 2:23 06-House Without Windows
DR9 -0.27 dB -11.28 dB 2:15 07-Dream
DR10 0.00 dB -12.10 dB 2:31 08-Blue Bayou
DR9 -0.10 dB -12.01 dB 2:38 09-(They Call You) Gigolette
DR8 -0.41 dB -10.99 dB 2:26 10-All I Have to Do Is Dream
DR8 0.00 dB -11.18 dB 2:21 11-Beautiful Dreamer
DR8 0.00 dB -11.56 dB 2:43 12-My Prayer
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3015 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Roy Orbison - The Monument Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roy Orbison - Oh! Pretty Woman (1964/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:01 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is what would have been Roy's fourth Monument album: Oh! Pretty Woman, the missing Monument masterpiece. Made up of songs recorded late in his Monument career and carefully selected by Roy's boys — his sons Wesley, Roy Kelton, and Alex Orbison — this album features specially created artwork so that it looks just as it would have in 1964, had Roy not left Monument. Some songs have made their way onto hits compilations, like the title track "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "It's Over". The haunting "It's Over" (1964, No. 9 pop) spoke of golden days before they end. It winds up to an Orbison crescendo that reminds you that you are on the edge of your seat, knowing not how you got there. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (No. 1 pop): the smash of all smash hits. It entered the charts twice in 1964 and garnered Roy international superstardom and a million dollar contract with another label, thus ending a magical time, with magical people, making magical music at Monument.

Tracklist:

01 - Oh, Pretty Woman
02 - Borne On The Wind
03 - Leah
04 - Evergreen
05 - Indian Wedding
06 - It's Over
07 - Working For The Man
08 - The Crowd
09 - What'd I Say
10 - Yo Te Amo Maria
11 - (I Get So) Sentimental
12 - Mama

Analyzed: Roy Orbison / Oh! Pretty Woman
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 0.00 dB -10.84 dB 2:59 01-Oh, Pretty Woman
DR7 0.00 dB -10.06 dB 2:53 02-Borne on the Wind
DR8 0.00 dB -10.86 dB 2:42 03-Leah
DR8 0.00 dB -10.79 dB 2:47 04-Evergreen
DR10 0.00 dB -12.09 dB 3:06 05-Indian Wedding
DR10 0.00 dB -13.32 dB 2:50 06-It's Over
DR8 -1.00 dB -11.60 dB 2:29 07-Working for the Man
DR7 -1.24 dB -12.34 dB 2:24 08-The Crowd
DR8 -1.54 dB -11.34 dB 2:53 09-What'd I Say
DR9 -0.02 dB -10.94 dB 3:18 10-Yo Te Amo Maria
DR9 -1.22 dB -12.47 dB 2:41 11-(I Get So) Sentimental
DR10 -2.10 dB -14.59 dB 2:59 12-Mama
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2949 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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