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Lonely and Blue

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Released  1961
Sings Lonely and Blue (1961)  Crying (1962)
Release date  1961
Label  Monument Records
Length  28:33
Artist  Roy Orbison
Producer  Fred Foster
Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll
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Recorded  September 1959 - September 1960
Studio  RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee
Similar  Roy Orbison albums, Rock music albums

Roy orbison lonely and blue side one

Lonely and Blue is the first music album recorded by Roy Orbison for Monument Records, released in 1961.


The track entitled "Come Back to Me (My Love)" features an almost identical intro to "Only the Lonely". In 1957, Frank Sinatra recorded a song of the same name for the album Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (not related to Orbison's recording).


After a two-year stint at Sun Records, Roy Orbison signed up with RCA Records in 1958, but left after two singles. in early 1959 Orbison's manager Wesley Rose asked producer and owner Fred Foster if he was interested in signing him for Monument Records. Foster said yes. The album was recorded at RCA Studio B using Two and three track tape machines.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, except where indicated.
All tracks recorded 15-17 September 1960, except where indicated

Side One
  1. "Only the Lonely" — 2:26, 25 March 1960
  2. "Bye Bye Love" (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant) — 2:14
  3. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman) — 2:41
  4. "Blue Avenue" — 2:20, 25 March 1960
  5. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) — 2:43
  6. "Come Back To Me (My Love)" — 2:27
Side Two
  1. "Blue Angel" — 2:51, August 1960
  2. "Raindrops" (Joe Melson) — 1:53, September 1959
  3. "(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time" (Don Gibson) — 3:08
  4. "I'm Hurtin'" — 2:43
  5. "Twenty-Two Days" (Gene Pitney) — 3:07
  6. "I'll Say It's My Fault" (Orbison, Fred Foster) — 2:21


1Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)2:28
2Bye-Bye Love2:16


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