Lonely and Blue

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This article is about the album by Roy Orbison. For the album by Etta Jones, see Lonely and Blue (Etta Jones album).
Sings Lonely and Blue
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released 1961
Recorded September 1959 - September 1960
Genre Rock
Length 28:33
Label Monument
Producer Fred Foster
Roy Orbison chronology
Roy Orbison at the Rock House
(1961)
Sings Lonely and Blue
(1961)
Crying
(1962)

Lonely and Blue is the first music album recorded by Roy Orbison for Monument Records, released in 1961.

The track entitled "Come Back to Me (My Love)" features an almost identical intro to "Only the Lonely". In 1957, Frank Sinatra recorded a song of the same name for the album Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (not related to Orbison's recording).

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, except where indicated.

Side One
  1. "Only the Lonely" - 2:26
  2. "Bye Bye Love" (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant) - 2:14
  3. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman) - 2:41
  4. "Blue Avenue" - 2:20
  5. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) - 2:43
  6. "Come Back To Me (My Love)" - 2:27
Side Two
  1. "Blue Angel" - 2:51
  2. "Raindrops" (Melson) - 1:53
  3. "(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time" (Gibson) - 3:08
  4. "I'm Hurtin'" - 2:43
  5. "22 Days" (Gene Pitney) - 3:07
  6. "I'll Say It's My Fault" (Orbison, Fred Foster) - 2:21