‘Unchained Melodies’: New Roy Orbison Album Offers Duet With Cam

Fans will get the chance to hear from the late, great Roy Orbison again this fall with the release of Unchained Melodies: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The project gathers from material Orbison recorded between 1963 and 1988, and includes an alternate version of “Heartbreak Radio” that features a virtual collaboration between Orbison and country music artist Cam.

“I grew up listening to my Dad sing Roy Orbison,” said Cam. “Those melodies are so ingrained in my soul, when I’m mindlessly humming to myself these days, it’s mostly Orbison tunes like ‘Only The Lonely.’ Singing on ‘Heartbreak Radio’ with him is unreal, I can’t fully believe it.”

The album is being released November 16 through a partnership between Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings and Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by Roy Orbison’s sons to administer their father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy.

 

“These brand new orchestrations are truly spectacular,” said Roy Orbison Jr. “From the control room in Studio 2 at Abbey Road back in June, I indeed tried to close my eyes and ‘guess’ at which song we were recording next based on the prelude building from the room below. Listen closely to ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Unchained Melody’ for perfect examples of where we tried to break new ground with this record.”

Unchained Melodies track listing: 

  1. Unchained Melody
  2. Blue Bayou
  3. She’s a Mystery To Me
  4. Heartbreak Radio
  5. Falling
  6. Walk On
  7. The Great Pretender
  8. The Crowd
  9. The Comedians
  10. Crawling Back
  11. Danny Boy
  12. Too Soon To Know
  13. Careless Heart
  14. California Blue
  15. Heartbreak Radio (Duet with Cam)

A collaboration between Roy’s Boys and BASE Hologram is revealing the first ever holographic tour in North American history will kick off in Oakland, CA and make its way through the West Coast, Midwest, Northeast, South and even parts of Canada. The 25-date trek, which utilizes Roy’s actual voice backed by a live orchestra, will culminate in Clearwater, FL on November 19, three days after the release of Unchained Melodies.

In Dreams: Roy Orbison in Concert – The Hologram Tour

October 20 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
October 21 – Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 24 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
October 26 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
October 29 – Washington, DC @ MGM National Harbor
November 2 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
November 4 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
November 7 – Orono, ME @ Collins Center for the Arts
November 9 – Bensalem, PA @ Xcite Center @ Parx Casino
November 10 – Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center For The Performing Arts
November 12 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Center
November 14 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
November 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
November 16 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theatre
November 17 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
November 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
November 19 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

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