Roy Orbison / Black and White Night 30


Amazingly, it has been 30 years since Roy Orbison‘s 1987 television ‘comeback’ show A Black & White Night. To mark the occasion ‘Roy’s Boys’ – Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jnr – have gone back to the source footage and audio and re-edited, remastered and, if you are feeling fanciful, ‘re-imagined’ the television special, to create an expanded audio/visual document that will be available on CD/Blu-ray or CD/DVD in February.

The concert – filmed at Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles – was shot using seven separate cameras and there were hundreds of hours of footage that went unused and unseen. Roy’s youngest son Alex has gone back to this source material and, with the help of co-editor Luke Chalk, re-edited to reflect the correct set order as seen by those who attended the show.

Additionally, bonus features include an unseen (and unheard) alternate version of Orbison’s biggest hit Oh, Pretty Woman and a previously unseen Blue Angel.

Also new to Black & White 30 is a post-show ‘secret concert’ of five songs. It features alternate takes of Dream You, Comedians, Candyman, Claudette, and Uptown. This was filmed so it appears on the Blu-ray (or DVD) and the audio is offered to purchasers via download code (groan). All tracks (show, secret concert and alt versions) have been remastered by Richard Dodd.

As well as the full show and this secret concert, the blu-ray/DVD features a brand new 33-minute documentary which includes rehearsal footage and pre and post show interviews with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello, along with a photo gallery.

Black & White Night 30 is available on CD+Blu-ray or CD+DVD and will be issued on 24 February 2017.




1) Only the Lonely
2) Leah
3) In Dreams
4) Crying
5) Uptown
6) The Comedians
7) Blue Angel+
8) It s Over
9) Running Scared
10) Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
11) Mean Woman Blues
12) Candy Man
13) Ooby Dooby
14) Blue Bayou
15) Go Go Go (Down the Line)
16) (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
17) Claudette
18) Oh, Pretty Woman (ALT Version)*
19) Oh, Pretty Woman

Secret Post-concert alternate versions (offered as a digital download within the CD)
20) (All I Can Do Is) Dream You*
21) Comedians*
22) Candy Man*
23) Claudette*
24) Uptown

* Previously unreleased
+ First time on DVD


1. Intro
2. Only the Lonely
3. Leah
4. In Dreams
5. Crying
6. Uptown
7. The Comedians
8. Blue Angel+
9. It’s Over
10. Running Scared
11. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
12. Mean Woman Blues
13. Candy Man
14. Ooby Dooby
15. Blue Bayou
16. Go! Go! Go! (Down the Line)
17. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
18. Claudette
19. Oh, Pretty Woman
20. Oh, Pretty Woman (ALT version)*
21. Secret Show Intro
22. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
23. The Comedians
24. Candy Man
25. Claudette
26. Uptown
27. Credits

Bonus Content

28. Mean Woman Blues (Rehearsal)
29. The Comedians (Rehearsal)
30. Blue Angel (Rehearsal)
31. Blue Bayou (Rehearsal)
32. Candyman (Rehearsal)
33. It’s Over (Rehearsal)
34. Interview Break
35. Running Scared
36. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Rehearsal)
37. Uptown (Rehearsal)
38. Dream Baby (Rehearsal)
39. I’ve Got An Idea – Bruce Springsteen
40. Photo Gallery

* Previously unreleased
+ First time on DVD

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