In Dreams

August 8, 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 4, 2006
  • Release Date: August 4, 2006
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
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  • Total Length: 41:00
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  • ASIN: B00138KOCC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,429 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This disc has been remastered and sounds great.
Keene
Although Roy Orbison made some great rock'n'roll recordings on the Sun label, his career only really became significant after he joined Monument.
Peter Durward Harris
The downloadable version is just as good as I remember the original version was.
Amazon Customer Jack in Tucson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on October 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Orbison's third album for Monument is stamped from the same pattern as his first two, with a pair of seminal hits surrounded by lesser album material. This time out, though, there's substantially less original material. The hits include the title tune's ultra-crescendo ending, and the more sedate (but no less anguished) "Blue Bayou."

The covers include The Orioles' "Lonely Wine" and The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to do is Dream," and stepping a bit further out, Johnny Mercer's "Dream" and Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer," the latter two finding resonance in Orbison's emotional croon. Cindy Walker's "Shahdaroba" has a mystery-tinged Eastern sound and the Pockriss/Tobias weeper "House Without Windows" is another good fit. Orbison contributes two more songs, including the beat-heavy "Sunset" and the femme fatale story "(They Call You) Gigolette."

This reissue adds four bonus tracks to the original dozen, including the top-40 "Falling," its Cindy Walker B-side "Distant Drums," a rockin' top-5 cover of "Mean Woman Blues," and a top-20 cover of Willie Nelson's "Pretty Paper." The latter is this reissue's biggest treat, as it's always been overshadowed on oldies radio by Orbison's more melodramatic singles. Sound quality is top-notch stereo, and the booklet reproduces both the front and back cover. Though the album tracks don't measure up to the hits, there are some interesting choices here for anyone who wants to go deeper than the standard anthologies.

Product note: track #4 is "No One Will Ever Know," not "Blue Avenue," as listed. The latter track appears on Orbison's "Sings Lonely and Blue" LP and CD reissue. [©2006 hyperbolium dot com]
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Hugo on September 11, 2006
Format: Audio CD
A very HUGE 'THANK YOU' to BARBARA ORBISON for making a few of our beloved ROY's classic Monument Records albums available on Cd to us newer fans as well as his legions of long time fans. First, the erroneously listed gorgeous midtempo ballad, "BLUE AVENUE" does not appear anywhere on the "IN DREAMS" Legacy remastered Cd album reissue - it actually appears as track #4 on Roy's "LONELY And BLUE" Cd reissue. However, all is not lost, as Roy's heartfelt & majestic, "NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW" is actually track #4. [B/t/w, WHY was this song not a huge hit single?] "IN DREAMS" remains one of Orbison's most perfectly executed albums, with his signature dreamy ballads and impeccable vocals standing out and sweeping the listener away into a bluesy Pop dreamland. Mr. Orbison remains one of the greatest pop singers ever to have graced a vinyl platter with his bewitching vocal instrument. You can't help but be drawn and swept into his musical mini-dramas and unique operatic like vocal stylings - he simply pulls the right heart strings, hits every sensitive nerve and ultimate emotions in all of us with such ease. Whether he sings one of his many originals, "cover" songs, or his personally stamped rollicking fun and solidly rampaging rockers, Roy Orbison delivers consistently. Thanks to Barbara Orbison's desire to keep her husband's golden recording legacy and memory alive through ongoing PBS documentaries and concert performances, many legions of new fans will be gained for generations to come. Her awareness that her husband was a very specially gifted musician and ongoing worldwide public fascination with her husband's musical legacy is a benefit and quite pleasing to us all.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keene on November 16, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Roy Orbison was one of the greatest singers of the modern recording era and this album is a monument to his talent and artistry. This disc has been remastered and sounds great. It includes songs not on the original vinyl, the best being "Falling" and "Mean woman blues". It still sounds terrific after fifty years........I bought this CD on Amazon three years ago, It's a little harder to find a copy now.

This was one of the first albums I ever purchased. I bought this album two days before the assassination of John Kennedy. Even though you read that Orbison was such a soft spoken gentle person his music had a dark loneliness and sadness that could not be denied. It was great to hear him switch from those epic lonely ballads and get down and rock, which he could do as well as any of them. "Mean Women Blues", "Pretty Woman" and others show this side but the ballads were the killers.

David Lynch tapped into the mystery of "In Dreams" for his masterpiece, "Blue Velvet. A couple of years later Orbison cut the song "Ride Away" which expresses some of the same feeling and longing for life and love that Lana Del Rey taps into on her song "Ride". The particular American Dream that there is something better out on the open road...On that album he is photographed riding on a powerful motorcycle. The song "Shahdaroba" was included in one of the best episodes of Mad Men.

I remember in the early sixties Roy had parked his tour bus down the street from my house, in Tampa. It was marked "Roy Orbison and the Candymen". I went over to say hello. The folks there said he had ridden over to Clearwater and the beaches on his motorcycle. You could do that back then, traffic was nothing. I never did get to say hello. He was hero to me.......Much of that world of fifty years ago has changed, physically and culturally. Human emotions are still the same and Orbison still connects. All of this is connected, as strange as it may seem.........
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