Posthumous Roy Orbison Album to be Reissued


The posthumous Roy Orbison album King of Hearts will be reissued in celebration of its 30th anniversary on October 14.

The remastered collection will be available on CD, via digital formats and as a limited-edition red-vinyl LP.

The 10-track King of Hearts, which originally was released in 1992, is a collection of finished tracks that was "lovingly assembled by his friends and family after his untimely death." It included songs that didn't make it onto any of Orbison's own albums, plus incomplete demos that featured his vocals.

Orbison died on December 6, 1988, aged 52, from a heart attack in the middle of his career revival. After Orbison's death, Mystery Girl was released. Several songs had been recorded during the sessions, and there was enough material for a new album. Some songs on King Of Hearts were recorded as demos.

Orbison co-wrote eight

of the album's 10 tracks, collaborating on some of the songs with J.D. Souther and Will Jennings.