The Big O (album)

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Big O
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released 1970
Genre Rock and roll
Label London (HAU 8406)
Roy Orbison chronology
Roy Orbison's Many Moods
(1969)
The Big O
(1970)
The Great Songs of Roy Orbison
(1970)

The Big O is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for London Records in the United Kingdom, with the music and backing vocals provided by English group, the Art Movement on all tracks except for "Penny Arcade", which was a studio recording and released as a single in the UK in 1969, where it peaked at #27 and would be Orbison's last UK chart success during his lifetime. "Penny Arcade" was also his biggest hit in Australia, spending four weeks at Number One around Christmas, 1969. The second single, "Break My Mind", was Orbison's last Australian chart success during his lifetime, reaching #24 in March 1970. The album was released in Europe in early 1970.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Break My Mind" (John D. Loudermilk)
  2. "Help Me, Rhonda" (Brian Wilson)
  3. "Only You" (Buck Ram)
  4. "Down The Line" (Orbison)
  5. "Money" (Berry Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford)
  6. "When I Stop Dreaming" (Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin)
Side Two
  1. "Loving Touch" (Terry Widlake)
  2. "Land of a Thousand Dances" (Chris Kenner, Fats Domino)
  3. "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)" (Evelyn Danzig, Jack Segal)
  4. "She Won't Hang Her Love Out (On The Line)" (Bill Dees, Mark Mathis)
  5. "Casting My Spell On You" (Edwin Johnson, Alvin Johnson)
  6. "Penny Arcade" (Sammy King)