There Is Only One Roy Orbison

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There Is Only One Roy Orbison
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released July 1, 1965
Genre Rock
Length 24:00
Label MGM
Roy Orbison chronology
Early Orbison
(1964)
There Is Only One Roy Orbison
(1965)
Orbisongs
(1965)

There Is Only One Roy Orbison is the first album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records, released in July 1965. It features his studio recording of "Claudette", an Orbison-penned song which had become a hit for The Everly Brothers in 1958. Ironically, at the time he recorded the song in 1965, he had divorced his wife Claudette who had inspired the lyrics. (They later reconciled in 1966, before her death in a motorcycle accident in June of that year near Bristol, Tennessee). The single taken from it, though, was "Ride Away", which reached #25 in the US charts, #12 in Australia and #34 in the UK.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ride Away" (Roy Orbison, Bill Dees)
  2. "You Fool You" (Orbison, Joe Melson)
  3. "Two of a Kind" (Bob Montgomery, Earl Sinks)
  4. "This Is Your Song" (Dees)
  5. "I'm in a Blue, Blue Mood" (Orbison, Melson)
  6. "If You Can't Say Something Nice" (Orbison, Melson, Ray Rush)
  7. "Claudette" (Orbison)
  8. "Afraid to Sleep" (Buddy Buie, John Rainey Adkins)
  9. "Sugar and Honey" (Orbison, Dees)
  10. "Summer Love" (Dees/Mathis)
  11. "Big as I Can Dream" (Montgomery)
  12. "Wondering" (Orbison, Dees)