Song of the Day: Roy Orbison – “The Comedians”

Here’s one I almost used for a recent Song of the Day commemorating Roy Orbison’s birthday but decided to go with “Handle With Care” by Traveling Wilburys, opting instead to save this for later. This performance is from Orbison’s 1988 Cinemax special Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night. Among the all-star cast joining Orbison for the special were Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, k.d. lang, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello. This is a cover of Costello’s song, the studio version of which was part of Orbison’s final album Mystery Girl. Great stuff, this is.

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