The Boston Globe: Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl Still Captivates

The Boston Globe:

Orbison’s ‘Mystery Girl’ still captivates

Twenty-five years after “Mystery Girl” pierced countless hearts over the premature loss of the sweet-natured, prodigiously gifted singer, Sony’s Legacy division has reissued an anniversary edition of the album with bonus demos and a DVD on the making-of, featuring interviews with Lynne, Tom Petty, Bono, Orbison’s sons, and more.

The record-business habit of repackaging classic albums in anniversary editions has gotten a little out of hand: The Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat” was recently overhauled to mark its big sapphire anniversary, its 45th year. But in the case of the golden-voiced Orbison, silver seems like a proper benchmark.

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