Ward Thomas Release Duet With the Late Roy Orbison

Record breaking UK country music duo Ward Thomas consisting of 23-year-old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy, have lent their stunning vocals to a new version of the late Roy Orbison’s hit single ‘I Drove All Night’.

The spine-tingling collaboration premiered on BBC Radio 2’s The Ken Bruce Show this morning (September 21st) and features a gorgeous composition by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The duet is part of the new posthumous album from Roy Orbison ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ which will drop on November 3rd. The LP will be released via Sony Music and Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville based company was founded by the late Orbison’s sons in order to administer their father’s vast catalogue of music and to protect his lasting legacy.

‘I Drove All Night’ was originally released by Roy back in 1987 and was covered by Cyndi Lauper two years later in 1989. The new version brings a stunning fresh take on the all time classic with the added bonus of beautiful harmonies from Ward Thomas, and exquisite accompaniment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Speaking about their duet with the late, great Roy Orbison, Ward Thomas said: “We were so excited to be asked to duet with the late Roy Orbison on this great album! It is a strange concept to be duet-ing with a vocal that was recorded before we were even born. But the fact that we are still able to duet now just adds to the wonder of it. It was an honour to be part of it.”

You can listen to the gorgeous track here:

I Drove All Night‘ by Roy Orbison, and Ward Thomas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is out now. Roy’s posthumous album ‘A Love So Beautiful‘ will be released on November 3rd!

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