Roy Orbison in American Songwriter Magazine

Roy Orbison: The Last Concert 25th Anniversary Edition and Black and White Night

Written by  November 25th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
The Last Concert 25th Anniversary Edition
Black and White Night
Roy Orbison
(Sony/ Legacy)
Rating for both: 4 out of 5 stars

For Roy Orbison fans, this year has been miraculous. Resurrected by his sons, Orbison’s astounding vocal gifts are once again on display, reaffirming his status as the greatest singer in rock history. In September, Roy’s Boys and Legacy re-released In Dreams-The Greatest Hits, originally released in ’87. Orbison had re-recorded the material, but had changed nothing but the quality of the work, putting it out in stereo this time. Alex and Roy Kelton and Wesley Orbison, the singer’s surviving sons, (Anthony and Roy Dewane perished in a fire in ’68) formed Roy’s Boys after the death of their father’s wife Barbara to preserve and distribute the Orbison catalog with the help of Sony and Universal. The team plans to re-issue 21 of their father’s albums over a two year period.

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