Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Unchained Melodies Roy Orbison Jr Interview…
Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is being released digitally on 23rd November on CD/2LP through Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by Roy Orbison’s sons to administer their father’s catalogue and safeguard his legacy.
This brand-new album infuses Orbison’s best original vocal performances with the emotion and world-class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London’s most notable orchestra and will also be available on CD and digital formats (from 16/11) along with double vinyl LP on 23rd November.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Roy’s son Roy Jr via YouTube:
Where last year’s A Love So Beautiful focused more on hits, the repertoire selection for Unchained Melodies is driven by material that specifically lends itself to the orchestral format.
Tracks such as “Walk On,” “Leah,” and “Crawling Back” are included as the result of a poll where fans were asked what should be included on the project. “Blue Bayou,” “Danny Boy” and “California Blue” also proved popular and made it on to the album. The material spans between 1963 and Roy’s 1988 recording sessions just before his untimely passing in December of that year.
Produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, Unchained Melodies is a fitting follow up to last year’s sensational A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and helps mark 2018 as the 30th anniversary of Orbinson’s passing.
Roy’s sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums), perform on select tracks and are occasionally joined by the “Orbison women” on back-up vocals truly making Unchained Melodies a cross-generational family affair.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 16th Nov 2018.