In Dreams (Roy Orbison album)

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In Dreams
In Dreams - Roy Orbison.jpg
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released July 1963
Recorded November 8, 1961 – April 29, 1963
Genre Rock
Length 28:12
Label Monument (MLP 8003)
Producer Fred Foster
Roy Orbison chronology
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits
(1962)Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits1962
In Dreams
More of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits
(1964)More of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits1964
Singles from In Dreams
  1. "In Dreams"
    Released: February 1963
  2. "Blue Bayou"
    Released: August 1, 1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

In Dreams is the fourth LP record by Roy Orbison with Monument Records[2] recorded at the RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee and released in 1963.[2] It is named after the hit 45rpm single "In Dreams."

In 2004 Rolling Stone named the title song number 319 on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "In Dreams" Roy Orbison 2:51
2. "Lonely Wine" Roy Wells 2:57
3. "Shahdaroba" Cindy Walker 2:41
4. "Blue Avenue" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson 2:30
5. "No One Will Ever Know" Mel Foree, Fred Rose 2:31
6. "Sunset" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson 2:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "House Without Windows" Fred Tobias, Lee Pockriss 2:15
2. "Dream" Johnny Mercer 2:32
3. "Blue Bayou" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson (Recorded in 1961) 2:38
4. "(They Call You) Gigolette" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson 2:27
5. "Beautiful Dreamer" Stephen Foster; arranged by Franz Conde 2:21
6. "My Prayer" Georges Boulanger, Jimmy Kennedy 2:47
Bonus tracks for CD reissue titled The Best of Roy Orbison In Dreams
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Falling" Roy Orbison 2:24
14. "Distant Drums" Cindy Walker 3:13
15. "Mean Woman Blues" Claude Demetrius 2:27
16. "Pretty Paper" Willie Nelson (Recorded in London) 2:44


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  2. ^ a b Orbison, Roy Jr. The Authorized Roy Orbison. Orbison, Wesley,, Orbison, Alex, (First ed.). New York. ISBN 978-1-4789-7654-7. OCLC 1005700738.