Cry Softly Lonely One

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Cry Softly Lonely One
Cry Softly Lonely One - Roy Orbison.jpg
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released October 1967
Genre Rock
Length 24:18
Label MGM
Producer Wesley Rose, Jim Vienneau
Roy Orbison chronology
The Fastest Guitar Alive
(1967)The Fastest Guitar Alive1967
Cry Softly Lonely One
Roy Orbison's Many Moods
(1969)Roy Orbison's Many Moods1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Cry Softly Lonely One is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records. The album was released in October 1967 and included two singles; "Communication Breakdown" and the title tune, both of which were minor hits in the States early that year. "Communication Breakdown" did much better in Australia, where it reached #9 in February.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees, except where indicated

Side one
  1. "She"
  2. "Communication Breakdown"
  3. "Cry Softly, Lonely One" - (Don Gant, Joe Melson)
  4. "Girl Like Mine" - (Mark Mathis)
  5. "It Takes One (To Know One)"
  6. "Just Let Me Make Believe" - (Ronald Blackwell)
Side two
  1. "Here Comes The Rain, Baby" - (Mickey Newbury)
  2. "That's A No-No"
  3. "Memories"
  4. "Time To Cry"
  5. "Only Alive" - (Ronald Blackwell, Dewayne Blackwell)
  6. "Just One Time" - (Don Gibson) [included on the 2008 digitally remastered CD and UK version on London Records]


  • Engineered by Val Valentin
  • Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Arranged by Jim Hall
  • Tracks 6, 11, 12 Arranged by Bill McElhiney
  • Jack Anesh - cover design
  • Murray Laden - cover photography


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Cry Softly Lonely One at AllMusic