Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night

“… Black & White Night was filmed September 30, 1987 at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles.  Orbison was in the beginning of a career resurgence during this period after his song ‘In Dreams’ was featured in David Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet.  He would soon join The Traveling Wilburys.  Filmed entirely in black and white, Orbison was backed by Elvis Presley’s TCB Band and joined for the show by guests including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes and J.D. Souther, and T-Bone Burnett. … Alex Orbison and co-editor Luke Chalk have re-edited the film using alternate camera angles and have put the concert into its original running order for the first time. Additionally, Orbison recorded a ‘secret concert’ of five songs after the show which has never been released. The audio for that will only be available as a free digital download to purchasers of either the DVD or Blu-ray sets. Other extras on the DVD and Blu-ray include a 33 minute documentary with rehearsal and interview footage and a 20-picture photo gallery. … Because the concert had been shot using seven separate cameras, there were hundreds of hours of footage that went unused and unseen. Roy’s youngest son Alex Orbison and his co-editor Luke Chalk have gone back and re-edited the entire performance so that while the look will be familiar to those that have seen the original version, the vast majority of footage in Black & White Night 30 has never been seen before by the public.  Furthermore, the program has been restored to reflect the correct set order, so that viewers can see Roy, brilliantly backed by Elvis Presley’s TCB Band (James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Jerry Scheff, Ron Tutt), blast through massive Orbison hits such as ‘Only the Lonely,’ ‘In Dreams’ and ‘Crying’ just as the star-studded live audience witnessed them on that very night. …
the second disc
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