Mystery Girl Deluxe, the 25th anniversary reissue of Roy Orbison’s final opus, was released one year ago! Filled with bonus material (including a documentary made by Roy’s Boys- Wesley, Roy Jr., and Alex Orbison- about the making of the album), this is something every Orbison collector needs.
Roy Orbison: The Last Concert 25th Anniversary Edition and Black and White Night
Black and White Night
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.