Legacy RecordingsThere’s a new addition to the upcoming Roy Orbison release, and it’s a beauty.

“Pretty Paper,” the Willie Nelson-composed holiday tune that Orbison first recorded in 1963, has been added to the track list for A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Due November 3, the album pairs Orbison’s original vocal tracks with newly-recording backing from the famed London orchestra, laid down at Abbey Road Studios.

Regarding the song, Nelson recalls Orbison originally recorded it in London, adding, “It’s kind of amazing that the same song by the same great artist, recorded again in London 54 years later, is now having a second life.”

A Love So Beautiful also includes Orbison classics like “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only the Lonely.” Selected tracks also feature backing from Roy’s sons Wesley and Roy Jr. on guitar and Alex on drums, along with some help from 10-month-old grandson, Roy III.

A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the duo behind A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, due November 10, and the previous hits If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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