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Roy Orbison - Crying / Candy Man album

Roy Orbison - Crying / Candy Man album Performer: Roy Orbison
Title: Crying / Candy Man
Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock
Date of release: 1961
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1811 mb
Size FLAC: 1179 mb
Rating: 4.2

Crying" is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson for Orbison's third studio album of the same name (1962). Released in 1961, it was a number 2 hit in the . for Orbison and was covered in 1980 by Don McLean, whose version went to number 1 in the UK. Dave Marsh calls the song a "rock-bolero" with "blaring strings, hammered tympani, a ghostly chorus, the gentle strum of a guitar, a hint of marimba". Billboard observes an "expressive reading" on the "country-flavored ballad

Crying, Candy Man (1962). Album by Roy Orbison. Candy Man. was covered in. Candy Man by Holly Golightly (1996).

Candy Man. Other Versions (5 of 27) View All. Cat.Candy Man ‎(7", Single). London Records, London American Recordings. Crying, Candy Man ‎(7", Single).

Produced by Fred Foster. I was all right for awhile I could smile for awhile But I saw you last night You held my hand so tight As you stopped to say, "Hello". Oh, you wished me well You couldn't tell That I'd been crying over you Crying over you. When you said, "So long" Left me standing all alone Alone and crying, crying Crying, crying. It's hard to understand But the touch of your hand Can start me crying I thought that I was over you. But it's true, so true I love you even more Than I did before But,.

Single by Roy Orbison. from the album Crying. In 1987, Orbison rerecorded the song as a duet with . lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. The duet version was a minor US chart hit for the pair, peaking at No. 28 Adult Contemporary and No. 42 on the hot country singles chart, though it was a more substantial hit in the UK in 1992, reaching No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1993, the song recharted on the US Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 4. .In 2002, "Crying" was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame.

Roy Orbison's second album was above-average considering the slight standards of the time, but was a fairly slight effort nonetheless. In its favor, the album features nearly all original material by Orbison and some of the writers who frequently tailored songs for him, such as Boudleaux and Felice Bryant and Joe Melson. The trademark early Orbison production flourishes, with swooping strings and full vocal choruses, are also present.

Watch the video for Candy Man from Roy Orbison's The Very Best of Roy Orbison for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. By the mid-1960s Orbison was internationally recognized for his ballads of lost love, rhythmically advanced melodies, three-octave vocal range, characteristic dark sunglasses, and sometimes distinctive usage of falsetto, typified in songs such as "Only the Lonely, "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "Crying". Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed "The Big O", was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll, whose recording career spanned more than four decades.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Crying
Written-By – Joe Melson, Roy Orbison
B Candy Man
Written-By – Beverly Ross, Fred Neil

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – London Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
  • Published By – Acuff-Rose Pub.
  • Published By – January Music Corp.


  • Orchestra, Chorus – Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus*


Label variant. Duration is under catalog number and "Made in U.S.A." is between the catalog number and record label name "Monument".

Side A: Publisher, Acuff-Rose Publ. (BMI)
Side B: Publisher, January Music Corp. (BMI)

Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): MO 697
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): MO 700
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A): MO 697-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B): MO 700-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 1): MO 697-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 1): MO 700-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 2): MO 697-1K
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 2): MO 700-1J
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side A, variant 3): MO 697-1K T
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched side B, variant 3): MO 700-1J T
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
45-HLU 9405 Roy Orbison Candy Man ‎(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9405 UK 1961
45-447 Roy Orbison Crying / Candy Man ‎(7", Single) Monument 45-447 US 1961
HLU 9405 Roy Orbison Candy Man ‎(7", Single, RP) London Records, London American Recordings, London Monument HLU 9405 UK Unknown
45-HLU 9405 Roy Orbison Candy Man ‎(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLU 9405 UK 1961
NZL-U 673 Roy Orbison Crying ‎(7") London Records, London American Recordings NZL-U 673 New Zealand 1961