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You Got It: Orbison’s Final Concert Due on CD

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Thanks to MusicTAP for the tip-off to this one: Eagle Rock has set an August 10 release date for Roy Orbison: The Last Concert, a CD version of Orbison’s final show. Recorded at the Front Row Theater in Highland Heights, Ohio on December 4, 1988 – two days before Orbison died of a heart attack at the too-young age of 52 – the set shows Orbison at the height of his mid-’80s resurgence, with a set leaning heavily on his early solo hits.

The Last Concert was first released in 2008 on iTunes, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Orbison’s passing. But this release is its premiere on CD – always a treat for fans of physical media.

Pre-order it at Amazon and view the set list after the jump.

Roy Orbison, The Final Concert (Eagle Rock, 2010)

  1. Only the Lonely – 4:32
  2. Leah – 3:16
  3. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) – 2:56
  4. In Dreams – 3:28
  5. Mean Woman Blues – 3:17
  6. Blue Bayou – 3:27
  7. Candy Man – 3:45
  8. Crying – 5:43
  9. Ooby Dooby – 5:57
  10. Go, Go, Go (Down the Line) – 5:52
  11. It’s Over – 3:29
  12. Working for the Man – 1:50
  13. Lana – 2:48
  14. Oh, Pretty Woman – 5:22

All tracks recorded at The Front Row Theater, Heighland Heights, Ohio – 12/4/1988

Written by Mike Duquette

July 16, 2010 at 08:50

Posted in News, Reissues, Roy Orbison

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  1. This title has been available as a CD-R from for quite some time. I bought my copy from them last September.

    One of the customer reviews notes that “The mix on this recording puts everything but Orbison’s voice in the forefront–the supporting singers, the instrumentalists, everyone else.” Sadly, I can confirm this to be true on the CD-R I purchased. Hopefully the version to be released on Eagle Rock in August will correct this.

    Gary Dunaier

    July 17, 2010 at 00:22

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