Otis Redding was a singer of such commanding stature that to this day
he embodies the essence of soul music in its purist form. from the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame s website page on Redding s 1989 induction
Though Otis Redding s career was cut tragically short by a plane crash,
his legacy and recordings are inestimably large. Intense, raw and emotional, his sound defines golden era Southern soul. Redding s third album, OTIS BLUE: OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL, is considered his first LP masterpiece, and it ranks
#74 on Rolling Stone s list of the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, noting that it was recorded in a single 24-hour period in 1965, calls it, a virtual soul-music primer. The original album features a trio
of songs by Sam Cooke, Redding s idol, who had passed away shortly before OTIS BLUE was made. It also features his version of Respect a song he wrote, but that s an Aretha signature his great cover of (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction and other classic tracks. In its deluxe COLLECTOR S EDITION, this landmark
work is presented in both mono and stereo versions, along with rare and
previously unreleased bonus gems.
2-CD deluxe, expanded COLLECTOR S EDITION of Redding s 1966 masterpiece.Original album highlights include three classic Sam Cooke covers Shake, A Change Is Gonna Come, and Wonderful
World Redding s dramatic take on the Stones (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction, and his beautiful rendition of the Smokey Robinson classic My Girl. Plus, the Cooke-penned originals Ole Man Trouble and Respect. Disc One presents the original mono album. Bonus material includes six alternates and singles including previously
unreleased mono mixes of stereo album versions of I ve Been
Loving You For Too Long, Ole Man Trouble, and Respect. Also features six classic songs recorded Live at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in April1966including Satisfaction
and Respect. Disc Two presents the original stereo album. An alternate 1967 version of Respect is featured as a bonus track. Deluxe DigiPak features a special collector s edition O-card plus a 16-page book with rare photos and new liner notes.