Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is being rereleased with bonus material in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary. Orbison died of a heart attack just days after finishing studio work on this highly-praised record, so the celebration is even more meaningful.
One of the anniversary package’s bonus features includes a previously unreleased demo of Orbison working on the critically-acclaimed “She’s A Mystery To Me,” a song written for him by Bono and The Edge while on the Joshua Tree tour.
Bono can clearly be heard giving instructions to Orbison and percussionist Jim Keltner on this 1987 recording, recently released through SoundCloud.
This time, Jim, I’ll give you the eyes to hit those crash [symbols] on the dum, dum, da-dum….
Wouldn’t you love to have Bono give you “the eyes”?!
It’s really wonderful to hear Orbison and Bono together.
The source article from Guitar Aficionado is here.