Roy Orbison’s sons remaster track to collaborate with father

Roy Orbison’s sons have recorded a song with their father from beyond the grave by providing the music for a previously unheard vocal track by the rocker. The star’s musical offspring, Roy, Jr., Wesley and Alex, uncovered a recording of their late dad singing The Way Is Love and remastered the rough vocal track. They also added instrumentation with the help of Johnny Cash’s producer son John Carter Cash.
Alex Orbison, who plays drums on the track, tells the Associated Press, “It really brought us closer together in a lot of ways. We were able to finish it up and get it out by Father’s Day, too, which was obviously special to us… We all just wanted to not stop recording… We had so much fun. It was really too much fun.”
The track is set to be included on an expanded 25th anniversary reissue of Orbison’s final album Mystery Girl, due for release in May (14), along with nine other previously unheard songs.
Mystery Girl was recorded while the Oh, Pretty Woman star was enjoying a career revival in the 1980s, but the singer died two months before the album’s release.
He passed away in 1988, aged 52, after suffering a heart attack.