King of Hearts (Roy Orbison album)

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King of Hearts
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released October 20, 1992
Genre Rock, soft rock, country
Length 41:21
Label Virgin (86520)
Producer Various
Roy Orbison chronology
A Black & White Night Live
King of Hearts
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

King of Hearts is a posthumous album of Roy Orbison songs put together from master sessions and demos by Jeff Lynne for Virgin Records. The collection was originally released in 1992 on CD, musicassette and long-playing record. A CD re-release appeared in 2007 with an additional bonus track of "Life Fades Away".


Several individuals produced the various recordings, including Lynne. They were: Don Was, David Was, Pete Anderson, Robbie Robertson, Will Jennings, David Briggs, Chips Moman, Guy Roche, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren.

The album includes the duet version with k.d. lang of Orbison's 1961 hit single, "Crying". "I Drove All Night" was another hit single from the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "You're the One" - (Roy Orbison, Bill Dees)
  2. "Heartbreak Radio" - (Troy Seals, Frankie Miller)
  3. "We'll Take the Night" - (Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D. Souther)
  4. "Crying" (duet with k.d. lang) - (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson)
  5. "After The Love Has Gone" - (Roy Orbison, Jerry L. Williams)
Side Two
  1. "Love in Time" - (Roy Orbison, Will Jennings)
  2. "I Drove All Night" - (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly)
  3. "Wild Hearts Run Out of Time" - (Roy Orbison, Will Jennings)
  4. "Coming Home" - (Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D. Souther)
  5. "Careless Heart" (original demo) - (Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Albert Hammond)