New Essential Releases Include Jones, Orbison

The extensive two-disc compilation, The Essential George Jones, was released Tuesday (March 28) by Sony BMG Legacy. The collection covers his work for a variety of labels, although more than half of the tracks come from his two-decade tenure at Epic Records. Hits include “White Lightning” (1959), “She Thinks I Still Care” (1962), “The Grand Tour” (1974), “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980) and “Choices” (1999). … In related news, The Essential Roy Orbison was also released Tuesday by Sony BMG Legacy. The two-disc set covers his career since 1956 with hits including “Blue Bayou,” “Only the Lonely,” “Oh, Pretty Woman” and “Crying.”