In Dreams – Roy Orbison (1963)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, In dreams by the American, Roy Orbison. The record was released in 1963, on the London Monument record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of Roy Orbison in his 60s heyday sporting his distinctive dark glasses.

Presented in a satin black box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: In Dreams
Media Artist/s: Roy Orbison
Record Label: London Monument
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: pop

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Additional information about this, John Barry vinyl art.

Roy Orbison – The Artist

Roy Orbison (1936 – 1988) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O”. While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed vulnerability. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet-black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona. In the 1980s, he experienced a resurgence in popularity through the success of several cover versions of his songs, and in 1988, co-founded the Traveling Wilburys, a rock supergroup with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. He died of a heart attack later that year, at the age of 52.

In Dreams – The Song

In Dreams is a song composed and sung by rock and roll performer Roy Orbison. An operatic ballad of lost love, it was released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It became the title track on the album In Dreams, released in July of the same year. The song has a unique structure in seven musical movements in which Orbison sings through two octaves, beyond the range of most rock and roll singers.

In Dreams by the legendary Roy Orbison is the feature music used in the January 2019 IKEA TV and cinema advert.

Roy Orbison – The Shape

Modelled into the silhouette of Roy Orbison in his heyday sporting his distinctive dark glasses and creased back hair style.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm

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