Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

John Kruth


Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

  • Title: Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison
  • Author: John Kruth
  • ISBN: 9781476886794
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover



Book He was blessed with a set of pipes that Elvis Presley claimed were the best in the business His eyes hidden behind his perpetual Ray Bans, Roy Orbison stood perfectly still onstage, singing songs of devastating heartbreak Bob Dylan compared him to a professional killer, claiming the intensity of Orbison s operatic tenor was enough to make him drive off a cliff Book He was blessed with a set of pipes that Elvis Presley claimed were the best in the business His eyes hidden behind his perpetual Ray Bans, Roy Orbison stood perfectly still onstage, singing songs of devastating heartbreak Bob Dylan compared him to a professional killer, claiming the intensity of Orbison s operatic tenor was enough to make him drive off a cliff Neil Young stated, It s almost impossible to comprehend the depth of his soul There s something sad but proud about Roy s music And Bono later claimed he was not only enthralled by Orbison s angelic voice, but considered In Dreams to be probably the greatest pop song ever written Orbison s singing has inspired everyone who has heard it, from Springsteen to k d lang, and laid the very foundation for goth While fascinating from a pop culture standpoint, it is Orbison s life s journey that makes a great story that has yet to be told to its fullest Rhapsody in Black doesn t shy away from or trivialize the personal pain, alienation, and tragic events that shaped Orbison s singular personality and music Roy Orbison wasn t merely a singer but a sonic alchemist who, in the end, transformed unfathomable human misery into transcendent melody and platinum records Rhapsody in Black contains new interviews with over 20 people who worked closely with Orbison throughout his life.


Recent Comments "Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison"

'Rhapsody in Black-The Life and Music of Roy Orbison' appeared in print in 2013. The author John Kruth, a musician himself, has written for Rolling Stone, Wire and Sing Out among others.The music of Orbison is covered in detaile life of the man is still partly hidden behind the Ray-Bans. As popular music biographies go, this is quite well written and supported by many quotes from past interviews given by the 'Big O', family, friends and fellow musical collaborators.Not covered in this book is my [...]

Great insightsThis book gives great personal insights into the life and times of Roy Orbison primarily through his immense body of work. His songs and life reflect an amazing journey.

Interesting insight into the Big O's life and music.Kruth maintains a good balance between the music, Orbison's life and what made him tick.I feel like I know a lot more about this amazing singer, there will never be another singer like him, his voice was that unique.As explained in the book he is held in awe by a plethora of legendary musicians and singers of the highest class. That really reflects what a brilliant talent he was.


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