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Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson

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Released  January 1967
Release date  January 1967
Genre  Country music
Artist  Roy Orbison
Label  MGM Records
Producers  Wesley Rose, Jim Vienneau
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Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson (1967)  The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)
Similar  Roy Orbison albums, Country music albums

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Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson is a tribute album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records. Released in January 1967, it is a collection of songs written by Country Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Don Gibson who, like Orbison, often wrote about the loneliness and sorrow that love can bring. Its one single, "Too Soon to Know", became a smash hit in the UK, reaching #3 there in September 1966, and also reached #4 in Ireland and #27 in Australia.

Contents

This album was entitled Sweet Dreams in Africa.

History

A few of the songs were recorded before his first wife Claudette's death in a motor-bike accident in June 1966. The album was put on hold as Orbison was filming The Fastest Guitar Alive. "Too Soon To Know" was banned by the BBC as they felt it was too personal about Claudette's death.

Track listing

All songs written by Don Gibson.

Side one
  1. "(I'd Be) A Legend in Time"
  2. "(Yes) I'm Hurting"
  3. "The Same Street"
  4. "Far, Far Away"
  5. "Big Hearted Me"
  6. "Sweet Dreams"
Side two
  1. "Oh, Such a Stranger"
  2. "Blue Blue Day"
  3. "What About Me?"
  4. "Give Myself a Party"
  5. "Too Soon to Know"
  6. "Lonesome Number One"

Arranged by Bill McElhiney

Songs

1(I'll Be) A Legend in My Time
2(Yes) I'm Hurting
3The Same Street

References

Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson Wikipedia


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