A Black & White Night Live

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A Black & White Night Live
Live album by Roy Orbison
Released November 23, 1989
Recorded September 30, 1987
Genre Rockabilly, country
Length 57:32
Label Virgin
Producer T-Bone Burnett
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A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television broadcast, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. The album was released in 1989 and included the songs "Blue Bayou" and "Claudette" that because of time constraints had been deleted from the televised broadcast. However it did not include the song "Blue Angel" which was cut from the original broadcast for the same reason. The SACD/CD Hybrid Audio Disc includes "Blue Angel" as a bonus track - the SACD/CD Hybrid Disc is contained in a pack with the DVD released by Image Entertainment, USA (ID27700BDVD)

On piano was Glen D. Hardin, who had played piano for Buddy Holly as well as Elvis Presley. Lead guitarist James Burton, drummer Ronnie Tutt and bassist Jerry Scheff were also from Presley's group. Male background vocals and some guitars were provided by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and Steven Soles. Female background vocalists were k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt.

The show also had a number of celebrities in the audience such as Kris Kristofferson, Billy Idol and Sandra Bernhard.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Only the Lonely"
  2. "Dream Baby"
  3. "Blue Bayou"
  4. "The Comedians"
  5. "Ooby Dooby"
  6. "Leah"
  7. "Running Scared"
  8. "Uptown"
  9. "In Dreams"
  10. "Crying"
  11. "Candy Man"
  12. "Go Go Go (Down the Line)"
  13. "Mean Woman Blues"
  14. "Dream You"
  15. "Claudette" [originally not included on the 1989 LP.]
  16. "It's Over"
  17. "Oh, Pretty Woman"