- There Is Only One Roy Orbison
- Artist: Roy Orbison
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 12/4/2015
Limited vinyl LP pressing of this album by the rock icon. This re-issue is fully remixed and remastered to return the audio to it's original glory. Package includes fully restored original artwork. There is only one Roy Orbison was originally released on July 1, 1965. With album art featuring Roy Orbison at his finest- young, tanned, and happy- this album was indicative of great things to come. There Is Only One Roy Orbison is the first album from The MGM Years. Starting strong, the lead off single, 'Ride Away, ' went all the way to #1! Roy Orbison was best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40. Orbison's vocal instrument bridged the gap between baritone and tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. The combination of Orbison's powerful, impassioned voice and complex musical arrangements led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock".