| November 23, 1989|
T Bone Burnett
| September 30, 1987|
King of Hearts
23 November 1989
| Rock music, Rock and roll, Country music, Rockabilly|
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.
- "Only the Lonely"
- "Dream Baby"
- "Blue Bayou" [originally not shown on the film]
- "The Comedians"
- "Ooby Dooby"
- "Running Scared"
- "In Dreams"
- "Candy Man"
- "Go Go Go (Down the Line)"
- "Mean Woman Blues"
- "Dream You"
- "Claudette" [originally not included on the 1989 LP.]
- "It's Over"
- "Oh, Pretty Woman"
- "Blue Angel" [originally not included on LP & Film]
Arrangements: Micheal Utley, J.D. SoutherRoy 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
1Only the Lonely2:44A Black & White Night Live Wikipedia
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