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By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2020

9 Responses to “Music”

  1. Maybe the greatest voice in rock n roll. If he had been easier on the eye he would have been ‘The King’

    This is heavenly:


  2. That MTV Black and White special in 1987 was special. It still is.

    Thank you MTV, thank you Springsteen, thank you Elvis Costello, thank you the others, thank you the great Roy Orbison.

    A lot of love in that room


  3. great concert, one of only 2 that I own a copy of.

  4. Look at how into it that Springsteen and the others were

    They were so happy to share the stage with Orbison, to do that tribute for him

  5. The man on the wireless played Pretty Woman yesterday as I drove along. It’s familiar and we all know the song.

    But then I heard that middle eight again and – wow, it is so sweet. You know it but listen to it again at 1.05. Listen to the start because the point of the middle eight is to constrast against what you’ve heard.


  6. //You know it but listen to it again at 1.05.//

    At 2.05, isn’t it?

  7. Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel both commented on the otherworldly quality of Orbison’s voice. Dwight Yoakam stated that Orbison’s voice sounded like “the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window”.[130] Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees went further to say that when he heard “Crying” for the first time, “That was it. To me that was the voice of God.”[126] Elvis Presley stated Orbison’s voice was the greatest and most distinctive he had ever heard.[131] Orbison’s music and voice have been compared to opera by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and songwriter Will Jennings, among others.[132] Dylan marked Orbison as a specific influence, remarking that there was nothing like him on radio in the early 1960s:[133][which?]

    “With Roy, you didn’t know if you were listening to mariachi or opera. He kept you on your toes. With him, it was all about fat and blood. He sounded like he was singing from an Olympian mountaintop. [After “Ooby Dooby”] he was now singing his compositions in three or four octaves that made you want to drive your car over a cliff. He sang like a professional criminal … His voice could jar a corpse, always leave you muttering to yourself something like, “Man, I don’t believe it”.
    — Bob Dylan


  8. Noel –

    Definitely 1:05. It’s the section I mean anyway.

  9. When I start listening at that point, I notice the piano, which is magic

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