Memphis (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Memphis - Roy Orbison.jpg
Studio album by Roy Orbison
Released November 1972
Genre Rock
Label MGM (SE 4867)
Producer Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
Roy Orbison chronology
Roy Orbison Sings
(1972)Roy Orbison Sings1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Memphis is the seventeenth album recorded by Roy Orbison, and his tenth for MGM Records. The album was released in November 1972 .


The album took three weeks to make in March and April 1972. The album had one single, "Memphis, Tennessee", which charted at #84. This was Orbison's final album that was released for London Records as Decca let Orbison out of their contract on June 30, 1972.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Memphis, Tennessee" – (Chuck Berry)
  2. "Why A Woman Cries" – (Jerry McBee)
  3. "Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)" – (Joe Melson, Don Gant)
  4. "Take Care of Your Woman" – (Jerry McBee)
  5. "I'm The Man on Susie's Mind" – (Joe Melson, Glenn Barber)
  6. "I Can't Stop Loving You" – (Don Gibson)
Side two
  1. "Run The Engines Up High" – (Jerry McBee)
  2. "It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)" – (Neal Merritt, Alice Joy Merritt, Shorty Hall)
  3. "I Fought the Law" – (Sonny Curtis)
  4. "The Three Bells" – (Jean Villard Gilles; English lyrics by Bert Reisfeld)
  5. "Danny Boy" – (Frederick Weatherly)

Arranged by Joe Tanner Produced by Joe Melson & Roy Orbison except "Danny Boy" produced by Don Gant