Soul icon Otis Redding’s studio albums reissued in new 7xLP box set



50 years since ‘(Sittin’ On)The Dock Of The Bay’ hit number 1.

Seven Otis Redding albums are being released as part of a new vinyl collection, out this December on Rhino.

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Tragically, Redding died in a plane crash three weeks before ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ debuted and subsequently topped the charts.

Otis Redding: The Definitive Studio Album Collection will feature original mono mixes and Stax cover artwork for all 7 LPs.

The package includes Pain In My Heart (1964), The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (1965), Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965), The Soul Album (1966), Complete and Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966), King & Queen – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967), and The Dock of the Bay (1968).

Otis Redding: The Definitive Studio Album Collection is out 15th December.

Head here for more info, and watch Redding perform ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ and ‘Respect’, in the soul-stirring final tv appearance before his untimely passing, below.