Very Best of Otis Redding - (Import CD)
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- Stax/Southern Soul
- Mono / Stereo
- Gary Stewart (Compilation)
- The Very Best of Otis Redding
Includes liner notes by Kevin Phinney.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Dan Hersch.
Personnel: Otis Redding (vocals); Carla Thomas (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Kevin Phinney.
It is impossible to overrate Otis Redding. This Rhino compilation, while in no way comprehensive, is nonetheless an outstanding sampler of songs by one of soul music's all-time titans. There's not a dud among these 16 songs, and some, like "These Arms Of Mine," "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay," and "Try A Little Tenderness," rank among the greatest pop songs ever recorded.
Redding's performances are mesmerizing and seem to embody the perfect balance between acute sensitivity and sheer overwhelming emotional strength. The combination of Redding's magnetism and the quality of such songs as "Mr. Pitiful," "I Can't Turn You Loose," and "Respect" is almost too good to be true. The album's only shortcoming is that there aren't more tracks to savor. A perfect introduction to this phenomenal singer.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Otis Redding
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] These Arms of Mine
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pain in My Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] That's How Strong My Love Is - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mr. Pitiful
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] I've Been Loving You Too Long
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Respect
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I Can't Turn You Loose
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] My Lover's Prayer - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Try a Little Tenderness
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Shake
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Happy Song, The (Dum-Dum)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Tramp
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I've Got Dreams to Remember - (bonus track)
- WEA (Distributor)
- 44m 36s
- Video Disabled
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