Exclusive: Roy Orbison, ‘Mystery Girl – Unraveled’ Trailer
The upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of Roy Orbison‘s ‘Mystery Girl‘ won’t arrive in stores until May 20, but you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek at the new documentary filmed for the expanded edition.
The documentary, titled ‘Mystery Girl: Unraveled,’ takes an hour-long look at the making of the album, which included in-studio collaborations between Orbison and an array of famous friends such as Bono, Al Kooper, and Orbison’s fellow Traveling Wilburys George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. The sessions came in the midst of an unlikely late-period comeback for Orbison, which was sadly cut short by his shocking death in Dec. 1988.
This trailer offers a brief glimpse of the ‘Unraveled’ documentary, which was directed by Orbison’s son Alex and takes viewers on a song-by-song tour of the album, featuring studio footage from the archives as well as new or unreleased interviews with many of the musicians involved in the sessions. Along with the film, the DVD portion of the expanded ‘Mystery Girl’ includes eight music videos, four of which are new: alternate versions of ‘California Blue’ and ‘She’s a Mystery to Me,’ a new version of ‘You Got It,’ and ‘The Way Is Love,’ a new song that springs from an old Orbison demo which was recently completed by his three sons.