On 26 July 2010, Eagle Records will release The Final Concert by Roy Orbison [Cat No. EDGCD409]. This release is fully supported and endorsed by the Orbison family. The setlist includes many of his classics including the UK Top 10 hits: Only The Lonely, Dream Baby, In Dreams, Mean Woman Blues, Blue Bayou, It’s Over, and Oh, Pretty Woman.
The Big O as Roy Orbison became universally known, was one of the most distinctive singers and songwriters of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. Starting his career in the late fifties, he really hit the big time at the start of the sixties when a string of wonderful hit singles brought him fame on a worldwide basis. After a quiet period in the seventies he made a comeback in the eighties both as a solo artist and later as a member of the Traveling Wilburys.
This live recording, released now for the first time, comes from a concert at the Front Row Theater in Cleveland on December 4th 1988, just two days before his sudden death from a heart attack on December 6th at the age of only 52. Orbison is in fine form delivering many of his best loved songs in his own unique style and with no indication of the tragedy to come. It is a fitting tribute to a truly great artist.
1) Only The Lonely 2) Leah 3) Dream Baby 4) In Dreams 5) Mean Woman Blues 6) Blue Bayou 7) Candyman 8) Crying 9) Ooby Dooby 10) Go, Go, Go (Down The Line) 11) It’s Over 12) Working For The Man 13) Lana 14) Oh, Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison was added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in January 2010. He is an inductee into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the winner of 5 Grammy Awards. We will never see his like again, and The Final Concert adds to his incredible legacy.