On February 7, 1989.

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On February 7, 1989, “Virgin” label released posthumously “Mystery Girl”, the last album recorded by Roy Orbison. It was recorded October – November 1988, and was produced by Roy Orbison, Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Barbara Orbison and  Bono. On December 6, 1988, Orbison died from a heart attack aged 52.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison– vocals, backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Lynne– electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, backing vocals
  • Tom Petty– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Campbell– electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Howie Epstein– bass, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench– piano, organ, cheap strings
  • Phil Jones – drums, percussion
  • Michael Utley– string arrangements
  • Barbara Orbison– backing vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ
  • Billy Burnette– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Vito– electric and slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– bass
  • Buell Neidlinger– arco bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • George Harrison– acoustic guitar
  • Ray Cooper– drums
  • Louis Clark– strings arrangements
  • Ian Wallace– drums, percussion
  • Bono– electric guitar
  • David Rhodes– electric guitar
  • T Bone Burnett– electric guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– piano
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass
  • David Miner– string bass
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Steve Cropper– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. You Got It – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  2. In the Real World – Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
  3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You – Billy Burnette, David Malloy
  4. A Love So Beautiful – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne
  5. California Blue – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  6. She’s a Mystery to Me – Bono, The Edge
  7. The Comedians – Elvis Costello
  8. The Only One – Wesley Orbison, Craig Wiselman
  9. Windsurfer – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  10. Careless Heart – Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Albert Hammond
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