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The Sun Years 1956-58
Roy Orbison
The Sun Years 1956-58
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Roy Orbison
Title: The Sun Years 1956-58
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bear Family
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 5/2/1989
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Vocal Pop, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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As good as any rockabilly you'll ever hear, in my opinion.
Glen Slater | Syracuse, NY | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roy Orbison is best known for bathetic songs, and they are great ones. This album was recorded before he left Sun Records, where he never really fit in or felt comfortable with what Sam Phillips wanted him to do. However, listening to this, one would never know it. I had read two autobiographies about Roy Orbison, and in both, Roy was described as feeling out of place at Sun Records. I bought this album months later, and I was surprised to hear how great his rockabilly/Sun songs were. If Roy Orbison's short tenure with Sun was a rocky one, one would never know it from listening to this great rockabilly album. As for me, I loved it."
Baby Orbison
Johnny Heering | 08/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy it now for it's revelation into the early songs of a Rock & Roll giant.This is Roy Orbison When in terms of trying to find an artistic voice he was still a baby."
We'll rock it up and have a ball.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 04/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Before Roy Orbison had his great success with Monument Records, he recorded for Sun Records. His stint with Sun was not so successful. He only released four singles while he was with Sun, only one of which was a moderate success ("Ooby Dooby"). This CD features all the songs from his singles, plus a bunch of songs that were unreleased until after Roy hit it big with another record label. This material is definitely not as sophisticated as his later, more popular material. This is just basic rockabilly, but still quite enjoyable. Fans of "The Big O" should like it."