Roy Orbison - Running Scared

Roy Orbison

Running Scared

Monument Records

Release Date: February 28th, 1961

Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
February 2nd, 1962


Running Scared provides one of the great examples for how to properly nail a crescendo. The vocal delivery slowly and patiently elevates, the instrumentation creates layer upon layer of the world's simplest pattern in order to form a full picture, and Orbison peaks vocally at the perfect time for maximum effect.

Before Sigur Ros and the loop pedal, there was Roy.

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