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Roy Orbison: Black & White Night

4 Ratings: 4.3
2000 audio CD release of a 1987 "live: performance. Featuring an all-star cast of talented musicians.

All-star tribute events can take on a patronizing air as in-the-spotlight performers with shaky staying power prop up legends past their prime, displaying equal parts noble largesse and unseemly smugness. With Black and White Night, however, one gets … see full wiki

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review by . August 24, 2010
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Seven superstars paying tribute to a legend - usually these affairs are more reminiscent of a punch-drunk heavyweight rope-a-doping for one last payday as he gamely sings into a dead microphone while his more famous mates gently prop up their mentor. Well, on Black and White Night Roy Orbison had a different idea - taking everyone to school and making it our privilege to sit in on the lesson.      With his multiple octave range on full display and his all-star band in support-mode …
review by . June 09, 2009
posted in Music Matters
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The other night a buddy of mine called raving about a disc he had picked up a few days earlier.  I had seen Roy Orbison's "Black & White Night" disc in the rack at my local music store for many years but for some strange reason never paid much attention to it.  It turns out that was a huge mistake.  My friend was right.  "Black & White Night" is a real keeper!      According to the liner notes, during his long and highly …
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