Mystery Girl is the twenty-second album by American singer Roy Orbison. It was completed in November 1988, a month before his death at the age of 52, and according to the official Roy Orbison discography by Marcel Riesco, released on the Virgin record label on January 31, 1989. It includes the hit singles "You Got It", which was co-written by Orbison and his Traveling Wilburys bandmates Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, and "She's a Mystery to Me", written by Bono and The Edge
Roy Orbison's comeback started in 1986, when David Lynch used "In Dreams" for a pivotal sequence in his masterwork Blue Velvet. So mesmerizing was Dean Stockwell's pantomime of the 1963 hit that Orbison soon became in demand. He re-recorded his hits for a collection naturally called In Dreams, he gave a star-studded concert called Black & White Night, and then he began work with ELO leader Jeff Lynne on a comeback album.
roy orbison - In the Real World - Mystery Girl 3:45. Dream You (Live) 3:37. Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl -Unraveled (2014) 119:28. A Love So Beautiful 3:32. roy orbison - The Only One - Mystery Girl 3:52. California Blue 3:57.
Roy Orbison died unexpectedly while visiting his mother in Hendersonville, TN, on Dec. 6, 1988. He was only 52. A month before his passing, the man hailed as "the Caruso of Rock 'n Roll" had finished work on his first studio album of new material since 1979. Mystery Girl was recorded nearly in parallel to the first Wilburys album Vol. 1, and featured a generation-defying host of guests both playing and penning songs for the singer, including Bono and the Edge (who wrote the haunting "She's A Mystery To Me," which they play in concert occasionally), Steve Cropper, Diane Warren, The Memphis Horns, Petty's Heartbreakers
By: Roy Orbison (1989, Rock). More albums from Roy Orbison: The Classic Roy Orbison by Roy Orbison. My Spell On You by Roy Orbison. In Dreams: The Greatest Hits by Roy Orbison. Big O by Roy Orbison. Crying by Roy Orbison. Orbiting With by Roy Orbison. I’m Still In Love With You by Roy Orbison. View all albums . Mystery Girl. By: Roy Orbison (1989, Rock).
The late Roy Orbison’s first album of all-new material in ten years, Mystery Girl cloaks the epic sweep and grandeur of his classic sound in meticulous, modern production - the album encapsulates everything that made Orbison great, and for that reason it makes a fitting valedictory. There are ten songs and six producers on this record, but the sound is miraculously unified.
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl! 1989 Virgin America Release! TRACKS: 1. You Got It; 2. In the Real World; 3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You; 4. A Love So Beautiful; 5. California Blue; 6. She's a Mystery to Me; 7. The Comedians; 8. The Only One; 9. Windsurfer; & 10. Careless Heart. It's a very good album with a few more modern sounds mixed in with Roy Orbison's signature sound from the 60's.
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|A1||–Roy Orbison||You Got It||3:27|
|A2||–Roy Orbison||In The Real World
Producer – Barbara Orbison
|A3||–Roy Orbison||(All I Can Do Is) Dream You
Producer – T-Bone Burnett
|A4||–Roy Orbison||A Love So Beautiful||3:30|
|A5||–Roy Orbison||California Blue||3:53|
|B1||–Roy Orbison||She's A Mystery To Me
Producer – Bono
|B2||–Roy Orbison||The Comedians
Producer – T-Bone Burnett
|B3||–Roy Orbison||The Only One||3:57|
|B5||–Roy Orbison||Careless Heart||4:08|
|C1||–Roy Orbison, K.d. Lang||Crying|
- Recorded At – A&M Studios
- Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
- Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Virgin Records America, Inc.
- Manufactured By – EMI Music Group Australasia
- Art Direction – Jeff Ayeroff*, Melanie Nissen
- Design – Tim Stedman
- Executive-Producer – Barbara Orbison
- Mastered By – Steve Marcussen*
- Photography By – Glen Erler
- Producer – Jeff Lynne (tracks: A1, A4, A5), Mike Campbell (tracks: A2, B3 to B5), Roy Orbison (tracks: A2, B3 to B5)
NotesRecorded at A&M Studios and Rumbo Recorders.
Mastered at Precision Lacquer
℗ Virgin Records
© Virgin Records
Special limited edition includes Free single sided 12" of grammy award winning duet Roy Orbison and KD Lang
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 5 012981 257613
- Barcode (String): 5012981257613
- Label Code: 3098
- Matrix / Runout (side 1): V2576 A
- Matrix / Runout (side 2): V2576 B
- Matrix / Runout (single A side): VOZT 029 A
|7 91058-1, 1-91058||Roy Orbison||Mystery Girl (LP, Album, Gat)||Virgin, Virgin||7 91058-1, 1-91058||US||1989|
|BVCM-35216||Roy Orbison||Mystery Girl (CD, Album, RE)||Orbison Records||BVCM-35216||Japan||2007|
|VKPL-0003, V 2576||Roy Orbison||Mystery Girl (LP, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||VKPL-0003, V 2576||South Korea||1989|
|88697112032||Roy Orbison||Mystery Girl (CD, Album, RM)||Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Orbison Records, Legacy||88697112032||Europe||2007|
|UDCD 555||Roy Orbison||Mystery Girl (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Virgin||UDCD 555||US||1992|