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The Soul of Rock and Roll No modern emo sad sacks could hope to top the ecstatically morose lost-love laments of Roy Orbison. And no previous compilations can beat the heft of...The Soul of Rock and RollRock No modern emo sad sacks could hope to top the ecstatically morose lost-love laments of Roy Orbison. And no previous compilations can beat the heft of...2008-09-30
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The Soul of Rock and Roll

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Roy Orbison; Status: In Season

No modern emo sad sacks could hope to top the ecstatically morose lost-love laments of Roy Orbison. And no previous compilations can beat the heft of this four-decade, 107-track set The Soul of Rock and Roll. Every classic make-you-bawl ballad appears (”Crying,” ”It’s Over”), along with newly exhumed demo-recording downers like ”Defeated” and ”I Give Up.” The liner notes can turn mawkish, but the best of Orbison’s deeply felt music never does. A

Originally posted September 30 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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