“Crying” by Roy Orbison - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1962Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

The big problem with producing magnificent works such as the preceding “Lonely and Blue” is that they need to be followed up. Unfortunately, “Crying” is just not in the same class. Same team, same players, but they’ve lost a certain je ne sais quoi, with an inclination towards the middle-of-the-road being especially apparent in the up-tempo “variety pop” which is prevalent on side 2. Still, that’s not to say this is a bad album, far from it. At least half of the set has strong material, and it has “Running Scared” – a grandiose finale which is worth the admission price on its’ own.

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A1 [02:49] 7.8.png Roy Orbison with Bob Moore’s Orchestra and Chorus - Crying [single version '61] (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop Ballad
A2 [03:04] 6.9.png Roy Orbison - The Great Pretender (Buck Ram) Pop Ballad
A3 [02:30] 6.7.png Roy Orbison - Love Hurts (Boudleaux Bryant) Pop Ballad
A4 [02:33] 6.6.png Roy Orbison - She Wears My Ring (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:09] 8.0.png Roy Orbison - Wedding Day (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop Ballad
A6 [02:48] 6.7.png Roy Orbison - Summersong (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:55] 5.3.png Roy Orbison - Dance [album version '62] (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop
B2 [02:20] 5.8.png Roy Orbison - Lana (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop
B3 [02:30] 5.7.png Roy Orbison - Loneliness (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop
B4 [02:20] 6.3.png Roy Orbison - Let’s Make A Memory (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop
B5 [02:34] 6.3.png Roy Orbison - Nite Life [album version '62] (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop
B6 [02:13] 9.9.png Roy Orbison - Running Scared (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) Pop

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