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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Roy Orbison CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Roy Orbison albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Roy Orbison record collection, Roy Orbison CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Roy Orbison Biography

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 ? December 6, 1988), nicknamed "The Big O," was one of the greatest American singer-songwriters and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. By the mid-1960s Orbison was internationally recognized for his ballads of lost love, rhythmically advanced melodies, characteristic dark sunglasses, and occasional distinctive usage of falsetto, typified in songs such as "Only The Lonely," "In Dreams," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying," and "Running Scared." In 1987 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and posthumously in 1989 into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Roy Orbison Bio Continued

Orbison was born in Vernon, the seat of Wilbarger County in north Texas. He was the second son of Nadine and Orbie Lee. After having first moved to Fort Worth about 1943 to find work in the munitions and aircraft factories which had expanded during Second World War, the family moved to the West Texas oil town of Wink in Winkler County near the border of New Mexico, in late 1946. Music was an important part of his family life.

Roy Orbison Discography Updated January 2007
Roy Orbison Albums

Studio Roy Orbison Vinyl & Roy Orbison CDs

1961 At the Rockhouse Sun
1961 Sings Lonely and Blue Columbia
1962 Crying K-Tel
1963 In Dreams Columbia
1964 Roy Orbison Sings Allegro
1964 Exciting Sounds Ember
1964 Special Delivery RCA Camden
1964 Oh Pretty Woman London
1965 There Is Only One London
1966 Orbisongs Monument
1966 Orbison Way Polydor
1967 Cry Softly, Lonely One London
1967 Sings Don Gibson London
1968 The Fastest Guitar Alive Sony
1969 Many Moods of Roy Orbison MGM
1969 Roy Orbison's Many Moods Polydor
1970 Big O Charly
1971 Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way Polydor
1972 Sings PolyGram
1973 Memphis London
1974 Milestones MGM
1976 I'm Still in Love with You Spectrum
1976 An Original Pair
1976 Focus on Roy Orbison Decca
1977 Regeneration Monument
1979 Laminar Flow Elektra
1983 Big O Country Decca
1989 Mystery Girl Virgin

Live Roy Orbison Records and Roy Orbison CD Releases

1989 A Black & White Night Live Atlantic
1993 Greatest Hits: Live! Pilz
1996 In Concert Goldies
1997 Live, Vol. 1 Public Music
1997 Live, Vol. 2 Public Music
1998 Combo Concert: 1965 Holland Orbison
1998 Live Mastertone
2001 Live at Austin City Limits Orbison
2001 Live in Alabama Eagle

Compilation Roy Orbison Vinyl and Roy Orbison CD's

1962 Orbiting With Roy Orbison Spectrum
1962 Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits Monument
1964 More of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits Monument
1966 The Very Best of Roy Orbison Monument
1967 Greatest Hits Monument
1968 Early Orbison Monument
1970 The Original Sun Sound of Roy Orbison Sun
1973 The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison... Monument
1973 The Best of Roy Orbison Trip
1975 Monumental Hits Monument
1975 Monumental Hits, Vol. 2 Monument
1975 The Best of Roy Orbison Arcade
1976 Exciting Roy Orbison Hallmark
1976 The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison,... Monument
1977 Classic London
1977 Living Legend of Roy Orbison Candlelite
1978 The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison,... Sony
1981 Golden Days Special
1982 1965-1973 Singles Collection PolyGram
1982 All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison, Vols.... Columbia
1982 The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison,...
1985 Classic Roy Orbison Polydor
1987 In Dreams Sony
1987 In Dreams: Greatest Hits Virgin
1987 RCA Sessions Bear Family
1988 For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits Rhino
1988 The Legendary Roy Orbison Sony
1989 Best-Loved Standards Columbia
1989 Our Love Song Columbia
1989 Rare Orbison Columbia
1989 Sun Years Movie Play
1989 The Classic Roy Orbison (1965-1968) Rhino
1989 The Sun Years 1956-58 Bear Family
1990 Rock Legends RCA
1990 Singles Collection Polygram
1991 24 Golden Hits Huub
1991 Ride Away Special Music
1991 The Best of His Rare Solo Classics Curb
1992 Best of Roy Orbison Sound Solutions
1992 Collection Castle
1992 I Drove All Night MCA
1992 King of Hearts Virgin
1992 Love Songs Sound Solutions
1992 Rare Recordings Sound
1993 Heart of Roy Orbison GSC
1993 In Dreams/Orbisongs Sony
1993 Sings Lonely and Blue/Crying Sony
1995 Hits You Remember Eclipse Music
1995 Shades of Roy Orbison Sony Music
1995 Super Hits Sony
1996 Covers Stardust
1996 Gold Collection Tristar
1996 Legend Hollywood
1996 Legend in His Time Magnum
1996 Oh! Pretty Woman: Greatest Hits Remember
1996 The Best of Roy Orbison Columbia
1996 The Very Best of Roy Orbison Virgin
1997 All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison DCC
1997 Communication Breakdown Raven
1997 Gilley's Unreleased Perfromance of Roy... Relix
1997 Greatest Hits Orbison
1998 Limited Edition Box Set Orbison
1998 Oh Pretty Woman: The Greatest Hits Madacy
1999 16 Biggest Hits Monument/Legac
1999 Almost Eighteen Bear Family
1999 Anthology Orbison
1999 Essential Sun Collection Recall
1999 Legend in My Time Pegasus
1999 Lonely and Blue Classic
1999 Ooby Dooby: The Very Best of Roy Orbison Collectables
1999 Rocker Charly
1999 Roy Orbison: Authorized Bootleg Collection Orbison x
1999 The Great Roy Orbison Platinum Disc
1999 The Rock 'N' Roll Ballads Prism Leisure
2000 20 Golden Hits TeeVee
2000 Best of the Best Federal
2000 It's Too Late Zu Zazz
2000 Original Hits, Vol. 1 Platinum Disc
2000 Original Hits, Vol. 2 Platinum Disc
2000 Roy, Gene & Dion Wea
2000 The Sun Years Original Sun
2001 Big Roy Orbison Singles Collection Monument
2001 Lost and Found: The Unreleased 1956... Varese
2001 Orbison Bear Family
2001 Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 1 Dressed to
2001 Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 2 Dressed to
2001 Sun Records 50th Anniversary Edition Direct Source
2001 The Complete Sun Sessions Varese
2001 The Legends Collection: The Roy Orbison... Legends
2001 This Is Back Biter 2001 Gold Disky
2002 50 All Time Greatest Hits Collectables
2002 Big Hits from the Big "O" Music
2002 Love Album EMI
2002 Love Songs EMI
2002 Monumental Hits Collectables
2002 Oh Pretty Woman Collectables
2003 Ballads Sony Special
2003 Best of the Sun Years Repertoire
2003 Definitive Collection Sony
2003 Oh Pretty Woman & I Like Love Dynamic
2003 The Best Of EMI-Capitol
2003 The Essential Sun Years Metro
2003 The Very Best of Love Madacy
2004 Celtic Christmas Eagle
2003 Definitive Collection Sony International
2003 The Essential Sun Years Metro
2003 The Best Of Capitol Special Markets
2003 Ballads Sony Special Products
2003 Best of the Sun Years Repertoire
2003 The Collection Sony
2003 Members Edition
2003 Most Famous Hits: The Album Surpr!se
2004 Oh Pretty Woman Goldies
2004 Sweets for Sweden: Very Best Of EMI
2004 All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison S&P
2004 Classic Roy Orbison/Cry Softly, Lonely One Diablo
2004 There Is Only One Roy Orbison/The Orbison Way Demon Music Group
2004 Platinum Collection EMI
2004 Authorized Bootleg Collection Orbison
2004 Celtic Passion: The Songs of Roy Orbison Eagle
2004 Hits! Hits! Hits! Orbison
2004 Orby Records Spotlights Roy Orbison Orby
2004 Roy Orbison Sings/Memphis/Milestones Edsel
2004 Love Songs Sony
2004 Roy Orbison's Many Moods/The Big O Edsel
2005 Solo lo Mejor de Roy Orbison Music Brokers
2005 Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits Classics
2005 Essential Madacy
2005 Pretty Woman Classics
2005 I Can't Stop Loving You Sumday

Singles from Compact Discs

1956 Ooby Dooby
1960 Blue Angel
1960 Only The Lonely
1961 Candy Man
1961 Crying
1961 I'm Hurtin'
1961 Running Scared
1962 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
1962 Leah
1962 The Crowd
1962 Workin' For The Man
1963 Blue Bayou
1963 Falling
1963 In Dreams
1963 Mean Woman Blues
1964 Borne On The Wind
1964 It's Over
1964 Oh, Pretty Woman
1964 Pretty Paper
1965 (Say) You're My Girl
1965 Crawlin' Back
1965 Goodnight
1965 Let The Good Times Roll
1965 Ride Away
1966 Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart
1966 Lana
1966 There Won't Be Many Coming Home
1966 Too Soon To Know
1966 Twinkle Toes
1967 Communication Breakdown
1967 Cry Softly Lonely One
1967 So Good
1968 Walk On
1969 My Friend
1969 Penny Arcade
1980 That Lovin' You Feelin' Again
1989 California Blue
1989 You Got It
1989 She s A Mystery To Me
1992 Heartbreak Radio
1992 I Drove All Night

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