October 25, 2017
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.