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|
|Roy Orbison chronology|
A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night, which was filmed in 1987 and broadcast in 1988. 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.
On February 24, 2017, a 30th anniversary edition, titled Black & White Night 30, was released. The edition has been expanded, re-edited, and remastered, and it is available both as a CD/DVD and a CD/Blu-ray set. This release has sold 161,400 copies as of March 2017.
- "Only the Lonely"
- "Dream Baby"
- "Blue Bayou" [originally not shown on the film]
- "The Comedians"
- "Ooby Dooby"
- "Running Scared"
- "In Dreams"
- "Candy Man"
- "Go Go Go (Down the Line)"
- "Mean Woman Blues"
- "Dream You"
- "Claudette" [originally not included on the 1989 LP.]
- "It's Over"
- "Oh, Pretty Woman"
- "Blue Angel" [originally not included on LP & Film]
Arrangements: Micheal Utley, J.D. Souther
- Roy Orbison: Lead Vocals, Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitar, Harmonica
- Glen D. Hardin: Piano
- James Burton: Lead and Rhythm Electric Guitar, Lead and Rhythm Acoustic Guitar
- Jerry Scheff: Upright Bass
- Ronnie Tutt: Drums
- Alex Acuña: Percussion
- Jackson Browne: Backing Vocals
- T-Bone Burnett: Acoustic Guitar
- Elvis Costello: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Organ, Harmonica, Backing Vocals
- k.d. lang: Backing Vocals
- Bonnie Raitt: Backing Vocals
- Steven Soles: Backing Vocals
- J.D. Souther: Backing Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
- Bruce Springsteen: Rhythm and Lead Electric Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Michael Utley: Electric Organ
- Tom Waits: Electric Organ, Acoustic Guitar
- Jennifer Warnes: Backing Vocals
- "Roy Orbison's Black & White Night 30 DVD, Blu-ray and Audio CD Out Feb 24 on Roy's Boys/Legacy, Featuring Never-Before-Seen Performances, Camera Angles and Mini-Documentary". PR Newswire. January 12, 2017.
- Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 6, 2017". Roughstock.