Mystery Girl is the twenty-second album by American singer Roy Orbison. It was completed in Novembera 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, The album was a critical and commercial success; it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard in the United States, the highest position Orbison had achieved on that chart, and number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Mystery Girl was Orbison's first album of all-new material since and its success posthumously continued the resurgence that his career had undergone since For the 25th anniversary of its release, the album was reissued with bonus tracks Nana - Eliseo Parra - Canciones tradicionales riojanas "The Way Is Love", a song recorded by Orbison on a cassette tape in the s that was subsequently completed by his sons and producer John Carter Cash.
This release followed a run of commercial and critical failures in the United States since his years of international stardom in the early s. Recording for the album continued alongside Orbison's involvement in the Traveling Wilburysa supergroup project initiated by George Harrison and Lynne   that also included Petty and Bob Dylan.
In the documentary In Dreams: You Got It - Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl Roy Orbison StoryBono says he woke up for a concert soundcheck, following a late night listening to the soundtrack to Lynch's Blue Velvetand had the tune of the title song in his head, figuring it was another Orbison song " In Dreams " was the only Orbison song on that album. During the soundcheck, he performed "She's a Mystery You Got It - Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl Me" for the other members of U2, who agreed that it sounded like an Orbison song.
Orbison later met the band backstage at one of their concerts and subsequently asked Bono if he would like to write a song either with or for him. Recording for the album was completed in November Having maintained a busy schedule of concert performances, Orbison told Johnny Cash at this time that he was experiencing chest pains and would need to do something about his health.
Mystery Girl was Orbison's first significant critical and commercial success as a solo artist since the mids. In his contemporary review for the Chicago TribuneDavid Silverman lamented that, given the expectations caused by Orbison's death, "the publicity and fanfare have threatened to cheapen the album, reducing it to novelty status while directing attention away from its rightful distinction as one of Orbison's finest works — Far Away - Various - After Work House Volume 4 - 25 Deep House Tracks For A Relaxing Evening comeback to match his legendary status.
Holden added that, throughout Mystery Girl"the singing, songwriting and production do a superb job of bringing Orbison up to date without diluting his haunted hyper-romantic fervor. The reviewer admired Orbison's Sleepwalk - Too Tangled - Revel Revel to work effectively with his collaborators and highlighted "You Got It" as an "exceptional You Got It - Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl and "She's a Mystery to Me" as "perhaps the best song on the album".
In MayMystery Girl was reissued in a 25th anniversary edition. It included bonus material such as demos and a new song, "The Way Is Love", which was completed by Home - In The Midst Of Lions - The Heart Of Man Carter Cash and Orbison's sons from a cassette demo recorded in around From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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