Roy’s Boys/Legacy RecordingsAn updated and expanded version of the late Roy Orbison‘s historic, star-studded 1988 concert special Black & White Night will be released as a DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD set on February 24 in commemoration of the show’s 30th anniversary.
The new collection, titled Black & White Night 30, will feature previously unreleased performances, unseen camera angles and a documentary that includes interviews with the event’s various guest artists.
Black & White Night, which originally aired as a cable-TV special, documents a specially-staged concert that took place in Los Angeles on September 20, 1987. It featured Orbison performing with famous musical friends and fans like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes and J.D. Souther.
What’s more, the evening’s backing group was Elvis Presley‘s famed TCB Band, which included guitar great James Burton, keyboardist Glen D. Hardin, bassist Jerry Scheff and drummer Ronnie Tutt.
Black & White Night 30, is a re-imagined, re-edited, remastered version of the original show, with previously unused footage, an unreleased alternate performance of Roy’s classic song “Oh, Pretty Woman” and more. The DVD and Blu-ray also features five previously unreleased bonus performances captured on stage after the audience had left the venue.
The documentary runs 33 minutes, and includes rehearsal footage, as well as interviews filmed before and after the concert with Springsteen, Costello, Browne, Raitt and others. Another bonus is a gallery of rare photos from the event. The Black & White Night 30 package also features liner notes penned by Roy’s son, Roy Orbison Jr.
Following its release, Black & White Night 30 will be shown as a PBS special during the month of March.
Here is the track list of the DVD/Blu-ray:
“Only the Lonely”
“Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)”
“Mean Woman Blues”
“Go Go Go (Down the Line)”
“(All I Can Do Is) Dream You”
“Oh, Pretty Woman” (Alternate Version)*
“Oh, Pretty Woman”
Secret Post Show:
“(All I Can Do Is) Dream You” (Alternate Version)*
“The Comedians” (Alternate Version)*
“Candy Man” (Alternate Version)*
“Claudette” (Alternate Version)*
“Uptown” (Alternate Version)*
–Bonus Rehearsal & Interview Footage
* = previously unreleased
+ = first time on DVD.
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