A lost Roy Orbison album, recorded more than four decades ago and never released, will finally see the light of day this Friday. The December 4th release date marks the anniversary of Orbison’s performance at the Front Row Theater in Highland Heights, OH in 1988 – the singer’s final show, a mere two days before his death.
One of the Lonely Ones is a complete 12-track studio album that was recorded just 4 months after the tragic 1968 house fire that took the lives of two of Orbison’s young sons. And although recording was completed by August of 1969, the album was ultimately shelved by MGM Records after the release date of the Many Moods album had been pushed to May of that year.
46 years later, One of the Lonely Ones – with its full band, choir and orchestra arrangements – has been transferred from original tape and mixed by Chuck Turner (Johnny Cash, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), under the supervision of Alex Orbison.
One of the Lonely Ones is available for pre-order now in standard CD and vinyl LP editions.
Watch the lyric video for “Sweet Memories” below.
One of the Lonely Ones Track Listing:
1) You’ll Never Walk Alone
2) Say No More
3) Leaving Makes the Rain Come Down
5) Sweet Memories
6) One of the Lonely Ones
7) Child Woman, Woman Child
8) The Defector
9) Give Up
10) Little Girl (In the Big City)
11) After Tonight
12) I Will Always