In celebration of what would have been his 75th birthday, next week’s Rock Band DLC will showcase three tracks from the legendary singer Roy Orbison, who could sport dark shades like no one else could. The tracks on the menu will be “Blue Bayou“, “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” and “Only The Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)“, of which the last will most likely be the one that will be most recognizable to most fans. This isn’t to say that the others aren’t worth a look, as Orbison’s hauntingly powerful voice is perfect for any song. This release begs the question though; will we be seeing some Traveling Wilburys tracks sometime down the line? I can only hope so…
Accompanying Roy Orbison’s trio of tracks will be his polar opposite, with the in-your-face KISS having two tracks available as well, “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Strutter“, both of which are unreleased (officially, that is) live tracks from their 1975 “Dressed to Kill Tour”, so members of the KISS Army will certainly be delighted at that bit of news.
Read on below to get the nitty-gritty on next week’s Rock Band DLC!
Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 system (April 26):
• Roy Orbison – “Blue Bayou”
• Roy Orbison – “Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)”
• Roy Orbison – “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” X
• KISS – “Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)” X
• KISS – “Strutter (Live)”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system April 27)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Roy Orbison: 75th Birthday Pack” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points) for Roy Orbison: 75th Birthday Pack