Original Recordings Group (ORG)
180-gram pressing, 45 RPM on two LPs
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Numbered, limited edition
Roy's Monument era began here! This 1961 album has his breakthrough hits "Only the Lonely" (perhaps the definitive Orbison ballad); "Blue Angel," and "I'm Hurtin'."
"Time and familiarity — through multiple reissues — may have muted the seeming significance of some of what's here, but in 1960 Sings Lonely and Blue was not only a breakthrough for Roy Orbison as his debut LP, but also for rock 'n' roll. Up to that point, apart from Elvis Presley — who was in a class by himself — few white rock 'n' rollers had even tried to make as bold a use of the LP as what we hear on this record." — All Music Guide