Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Roy Orbison- Crying (Live)

We're crying because the song is gone.

Yet another round of Roy Orbison reissues will be released in 2006. His timeless music, of course, will continue to find new fans in each new generation. An official set of four frequently bootlegged concerts was issued in 1999. It's available at Amazon. While the sound is rough in places, it's very instructive to hear how Orbison altered the arrangements of his classics over the years. This version of "Crying" is from a July 13, 1980, performance in Alabama. Ignore the synths, marvel at that spectacular voice, and don't be tricked by the false ending.

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