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Audio: Listen to Roy Orbison’s Demo for Elvis Costello’s ‘The Comedians’

On May 19, 2014 Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl will be reissued with a bunch of additional tracks.

Helping Orbison out on the album were U2’s Bono and Edge, George Harrison, Brian Eno, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and Mike Campbell.

In addition to the tracks on the original album, there are nine additional recordings — all demos except for the previously unreleased “The Way Is Love.”

Here’s the demo Orbison cut for Elvis Costello’s brilliant “The Comedians.”

Thanks USA Today!

[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]

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Video: Bob Dylan & The Byrds Sing ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

David Crosby (Left) and Dylan at the tribute concert.

A year after Roy Orbison died, in February 1990, an all-star tribute concert was held for him at the Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles.

The Byrds reunited for the show and performed “Mr. Tambourine Man” with Bob Dylan.

It’s interesting to watch the interaction between Dylan and Roger McGuinn, who pushes Dylan to sing lead, finally joining him at the microphone to get him to sing more.

Check it out.

“Mr. Tambourine Man,” live at Newport, 1964):

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