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the CD portion of The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition. Roy tackles Only the Lonely, In Dreams, Blue Bayou, Ooby Dooby and Oh, Pretty Woman with the fire of a man half his age. It makes the reality of history - that two days later, Roy had died of a heart attack at the too-young age of 52 - all the more stunning.
The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition also features rare and unreleased video footage that further showcases this thrilling period of Roy s career. In addition to a stunning photo gallery from Roy s final concert and a rare 11-minute one-on-one interview with The Big O, The Last Concert's DVD includes selections from two rare live sets, from the Reseda Country Club, California, in 1981 and Rockefeller Hall in Texas, 1986.
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I also remember him being thin, dressed in black with a pony tail, he looked cool and different to say the least than I had expected.
When I went to work the next day my co-worker who went with her husband and my wife said guess who died? I was thinking off someone at work, she said Roy, I was thinking work and I said Roy? she said yeah Roy! I must have looked puzzled because she said Roy, you just saw him Saturday night, my jaw dropped to say the least.
He played at the front row theater, which by the way is not in Akron Ohio as the cover states, some confusing there I believe.
Anyway I will be buying this CD for my collection, I will always be able to remember that night. I am not sure but I think Carl Perkins opened for him that night, or perhaps that was when I saw Jerry Lee Lewis at the front row.
Anyway Cleveland Rocks! You name it and they have played there. Large concerts or small theaters like the Front Row that held about 2,000 people.
The Front Row is gone now, but so many great acts played there, as well as the places theater downtown. An era sad to say gone by.
This is a great CD to own. A great voice, and like Elvis, one of a kind.
I had never seen Roy Orbison and had always wanted to see and hear this legend. When it was announced that he was playing at Cleveland's Front Row Theatre in 1988, I bought tickets for my friends and I. Even though I am a photographer in real life, and could have asked to shoot this on assignment, I just wanted to BE THERE! To listen and sing and dance along like everyone else. But I brought my camera too and shot one roll of B&W film from my seat.
Roy Orbison was amazing that night. His band cooked, and his vocals and stage presence was so strong. The song selection gave any Orbison fan exactly what they'd want to hear from Roy. It was 10 on a scale of 10.
Two days later, Roy Orbison passed away.
This last concert shows that Roy left us at the height of his performing powers, with an amazing legacy of rock and roll music that will outlive us all.
After meeting Barbara Orbison at the Rock Hall's Roy Orbison exhibition, I decided that my photos needed to go live with her and Roy's estate. The music from that night, and my photos, AND ROY, lives on in this great cd. No tears. Just happy memories of Roy....Janet Macoska (photographer and Roy Orbison fan)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the big O always was a favourite and this contained hits that were aways played in that eraPublished 8 months ago by Roman Zieba
I think the Orbison family did an excellent job with this and I feel it completed my collection of Roy Orbison.Published 11 months ago by Michael Rand Sr
Sound quality is terrible. Sounds like it was recorded on a cheap recorder in the last rowPublished 12 months ago by Michael S Duchemin Sr