It was near the end of Roy Orbison’s life when I discovered him for the first time. In the late 80s, I was starting to expand my musical tastes beyond what was on the radio and was beginning to develop an appreciation for classic artists. When the Travelling Wilburys, the supergroup of all supergroups, came out in 1988, Orbison was the collaborator I was least familiar with. When he died later that same year, it was shocking to me if only from his association with other legends.
When Orbison’s posthumous Mystery Girl came out in 1989, I bought the cassette. At some point later, I added a multi-disc “Best Of” collection to my music library. And in 2014, feeling nostalgic, I also picked up the reissued deluxe edition of Mystery Girl, with an additional disc of bonus tracks.
But then there’s Black & White Night, a 1987 all-star Roy Orbison tribute concert featuring the man himself performing with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes and J.D. Souther, and T-Bone Burnett, all backed by Elvis Presley’s legendary TCB band. The concert has been released in multiple audio and video formats over the years, and remains essential listening and viewing.
Now, Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings is reissuing the show on CD/DVD and CD/BluRay. Black & White Night 30 arrives February 24, featuring for the first time the entire concert in its original running order as well as previously unreleased performances and behind the scenes footage. Here is the complete track list and bonus features:
01. Only the Lonely
03. In Dreams
06. The Comedians
07. Blue Angel
08. It’s Over
09. Running Scared
10. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
11. Mean Woman Blues
12. Candy Man
13. Ooby Dooby
14. Blue Bayou
15. Go Go Go (Down the Line)
16. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
18. Oh, Pretty Woman (Alternate Version)*
19. Oh, Pretty Woman
Secret Post-Show Concert (available on digital download, included)
1.(All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Alternate Version)*
2.The Comedians (Alternate Version)*
3.Candy Man (Alternate Version)*
4.Claudette (Alternate Version)*
5.Uptown (Alternate Version)*
DVD/Blu-ray Special Features
1.Bonus Rehearsal & Interview Footage
You can pre-order at the links below, and watch the all-star performance of what has become his most well known song thanks to a certain Julia Roberts movie.