Roy Orbison

Shades of Roy Orbison

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This oddly chosen ten-song budget compilation, running less than 26 minutes, contains five Roy Orbison Top 40 hits of the early '60s, two of which reached the Top Five. The other five tracks are B-sides of singles ("Pretty One," "Indian Wedding") or LP tracks. The slipshod nature of the project is indicated by the misprinting of the title of the first track, which should be called "Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)," but instead has been listed as "Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)." Generally, one expects more than a 50 percent hit ratio on a compilation, and the obscurities are not sufficiently interesting to justify their inclusion.

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