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Encyclopedia > The Orbison Way
The Orbison Way
Roy Orbison
Album by Roy Orbison
Released: 1966
Genre: Rock Ballads
Length: 27 min 11 sec
Label: MGM (E 4322)
Engineer: Bill Malloy
Roy Orbison chronology:
there is only one Roy Orbison
(1965)
The Classic Roy Orbison
(1966)


The Orbison Way is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records. The album was released in January of 1966. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Classic Roy Orbison is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison on the MGM Record label and released in July of 1966. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot_100_No. ...


Tracks - (songwriter):

SIDE ONE

  1. Crawling Back - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  2. It Ain't No Big Thing (That I'm Crying) - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  3. Time Changed Everything - (Buddy Buie & John Rainey Adkins)
  4. This Is My Land - (Bill Dees)
  5. The Loner - (Bill Dees & John Rainey Atkins)
  6. Maybe - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)


SIDE TWO Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... William Bill Dees (born January 24, 1939) is an American musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with legendary singer Roy Orbison. ... William Bill Dees (born January 24, 1939) is an American musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with legendary singer Roy Orbison. ...

  1. Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  2. Go Away - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  3. A New Star - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  4. Never - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  5. It Wasn't Very Long Ago - (Barry Booth)
  6. Why Hurt The One Who Loves You - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)


"Orbison's voice was unearthly. He had the ability, like all great rock and rollers, to sound like he'd dropped in from another planet and yet get the stuff that was right to the heart of what you were livin' in today, and that was how he opened up your vision. I carry his records with me when I go on tour today, and I'll always remember what he means to me and what he meant to me when I was young and afraid to love. In 1975, when I went into the studio to record 'Born To Run', I wanted to make a record with words like Bob Dylan, that sounded like Phil Spector's production, but most of all I wanted to sing like Roy Orbison. Now, everybody knows that nobody sings like Roy Orbison." – Bruce Springsteen Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... William Bill Dees (born January 24, 1939) is an American musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with legendary singer Roy Orbison. ... Bruce Springsteen on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Roy Orbison biography - 8notes.com (1856 words)
Orbison is most remembered for his ballads of lost love, and within the music community, he is revered for his song writing abilities.
Master record producer and Orbison fan Don Was, commenting on Orbison's writing skills, said: 'he defied the rules of modern composition.' Songwriter Bernie Taupin (composer of all lyrics for Elton John) and others, referred to Orbison as far ahead of the times, creating lyrics and music in a manner that broke with all traditions.
Roy Orbison's vocal range was impressive (he had a three octave range) and his songs were melodically and rhythmically advanced and lyrically sophisticated.
Roy Orbison: Biography and Much More from Answers.com (3722 words)
Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, the second son of Nadine and Orbie Lee.
Orbison signed a contract with MGM Records in 1965, and starred in MGM Studios' western-musical motion picture The Fastest Guitar Alive in which he performed several songs from an album of the same name.
Record producer and Orbison fan Don Was, commenting on Orbison's writing skills, said: "He defied the rules of modern composition." Writer of many lyrics for Elton John, Bernie Taupin and others referred to Orbison as far ahead of the times, creating lyrics and music in a manner that broke with all traditions.
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