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A Black and White Night Live

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Released  November 23, 1989
Length  57:32
Artist  Roy Orbison
Producer  T Bone Burnett
Recorded  September 30, 1987
A Black & White Night Live (1989)  King of Hearts (1992)
Release date  23 November 1989
Label  Virgin Records
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Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll, Country music, Rockabilly
Similar  Roy Orbison albums, Rock and roll albums

A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television broadcast, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. The album was released in 1989 and included the songs "Blue Bayou" and "Claudette" that because of time constraints had been deleted from the televised broadcast. However it did not include the song "Blue Angel" which was cut from the original broadcast for the same reason. The SACD/CD Hybrid Audio Disc includes "Blue Angel" as a bonus track - the SACD/CD Hybrid Disc is contained in a pack with the DVD released by Image Entertainment, USA (ID27700BDVD)


On piano was Glen D. Hardin, who had played piano for Buddy Holly as well as Elvis Presley. Lead guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt and bassist Jerry Scheff were also from Presley's group. Male background vocals and some guitars were provided by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and Steven Soles. Female background vocalists were k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt.

The show also had a number of celebrities in the audience such as Kris Kristofferson, Billy Idol and Sandra Bernhard.

Track listing

  1. "Only the Lonely"
  2. "Dream Baby"
  3. "Blue Bayou" [originally not shown on the film]
  4. "The Comedians"
  5. "Ooby Dooby"
  6. "Leah"
  7. "Running Scared"
  8. "Uptown"
  9. "In Dreams"
  10. "Crying"
  11. "Candy Man"
  12. "Go Go Go (Down the Line)"
  13. "Mean Woman Blues"
  14. "Dream You"
  15. "Claudette" [originally not included on the 1989 LP.]
  16. "It's Over"
  17. "Oh, Pretty Woman"
  18. "Blue Angel" [originally not included on LP & Film]

Arrangements: Micheal Utley, J.D. Souther


  • Roy Orbison: Lead Vocals, Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitar, Harmonica
  • Glen D. Hardin: Piano
  • James Burton: Lead and Rhythm Electric Guitar, Lead and Rhythm Acoustic Guitar
  • Jerry Scheff: Upright Bass
  • Ronnie Tutt: Drums
  • Alex Acuña: Percussion
  • Jackson Browne: Backing Vocals
  • T-Bone Burnett: Acoustic Guitar
  • Elvis Costello: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Organ, Harmonica, Backing Vocals
  • k.d. lang: Backing Vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt: Backing Vocals
  • Steven Soles: Backing Vocals
  • J.D. Souther: Backing Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Bruce Springsteen: Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals
  • Michael Utley: Electric Organ
  • Tom Waits: Electric Organ, Acoustic Guitar
  • Jennifer Warnes: Backing Vocals
  • Songs

    1Only the Lonely2:44
    2In Dreams3:09
    3Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)3:50


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