Crying

Roy Orbison


Orbison's chart breakthrough, Crying centered around the quality and range of his voice and signalled his arrival.

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exclusive VMP Curated Pick
jacket type Gatefold
label Analogue Productions
mastering engineer Bernie Grundman
pressing location Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
release type Reissue
remastering details Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape

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2lp

format

1962

original release year

45
rpm

speed

12
inch

vinyl size

200
gram

weight

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By 1962, Roy Orbison had established himself as one the leading lights out of Nashville. Still, it wasn't until he met songwriting partner Joe Melson that things began to fall into place for Roy. He moved to Monument Records in 1960 — the focus in the studio was centered around exploiting the quality and range of his voice. Soon Orbison and Melson penned the hits "Only The Lonely" and "Running Scared." Orbison had arrived.

Crying was originally released in 1962 and became Orbison's chart breakthrough, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard chart and No. 17 in the U.K. The album name comes from the 1961 hit song of the same name that in 2002 was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

The Orbison-Melson penned title track zoomed to No. 2 on the Billboard charts. "Crying" is a slow-burning lament, allowing Roy's voice to come shining through, accompanied by strings, soulful vocals and a dynamically great vocal hook.

This reissue by Analogue Productions from the original analog tapes was remastered by Bernie Grundman at 45 RPM and pressed on dead-silent 200-gram vinyl at QRP.

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