A Love So Beautiful (album)

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A Love So Beautiful
Roy Orbison & RPO - ALSB.jpeg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2017
RecordedDecember 2016, February 2017
StudioAbbey Road Studio 2, London, England
RAK Studios, London, England
Shine Studios, Salisbury, England
GenreOrchestral pop
Length53:43
Label
Producer
Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra chronology
The Ultimate Collection
(2016)
A Love So Beautiful
(2017)
Unchained Melodies
(2018)

A Love So Beautiful is a compilation album by American singer Roy Orbison. It was released on November 3, 2017 by Roy's Boys, Monument, Legacy, Sony. The album features archival vocal recordings of Orbison accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It also features a duet with English country duo Ward Thomas.[1]

A Love So Beautiful debuted and peaked at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming Orbison's highest charting album for almost 30 years.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In Dreams"Roy Orbison3:47
2."Crying"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson3:00
3."I'm Hurtin'"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:47
4."Oh, Pretty Woman"Roy Orbison, Bill Dees3:08
5."It's Over"Roy Orbison, Bill Dees3:19
6."Dream Baby"Cindy Walker2:54
7."Blue Angel"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:58
8."Love Hurts"Boudleaux Bryant2:40
9."Uptown"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:17
10."Mean Woman Blues"Claude Demetrius2:26
11."Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:32
12."Running Scared"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson2:48
13."I Drove All Night"Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly4:15
14."You Got It"Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty3:36
15."A Love So Beautiful"Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne4:12
17."Pretty Paper"Willie Nelson3:23
18."I Drove All Night" (duet with Ward Thomas)Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly4:03

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bilstein, Jon (May 25, 2017). "Royal Philharmonic Scores New Roy Orbison Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sam Smith lands second number one album with The Thrill of It All". Belfast Telegraph. November 10, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful". Hung Medien.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful" (in French). Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – A Love So Beautiful". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Roy Orbison Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Roy Orbison/RPO – A Love So Beautiful". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 February 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type A Love So Beautiful in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.