Song premiere: 'A Love So Beautiful' from Roy Orbison's Royal Philharmonic recording sessions

Wendy Geller
·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

On Nov. 3, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon’s sons to administer their father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy.

The brand-new album includes some of Orbison’s best original vocal performances, including “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only the Lonely,” backed by the world-class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London’s most notable orchestra.

In addition, Roy’s sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar), and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks — as well as his 10-month-old grandson, Roy III (guitar, tambourine)!

Yahoo Music is pleased to debut the title track from the project for fans to enjoy just before its release.

Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison

A Love So Beautiful was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, who were also at the helm for the hugely successful albums If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestral component was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2, in London, while Roy’s sons recorded their parts in Nashville at Black River Studios, which was previously owned by their father.