Sundazed - LP5134 - 150 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the May 2003 Issue of Stereophile!
Nobody burrowed more deeply into a song than Otis Redding - the most emotive, soulful singer the '60s ever produced. With the Stax/Volt horn section wailing in his wake, Redding's grainy voice and impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967. Exact reproduction!
"The Memphis soul man was a brilliant, methodical craftsman in the studio. But he also really knew how to bring it onstage. On this live album, Redding lives up to his reputation as a crowd flattener, exuding the warmth, humor and high spirits that always made him much, much more than a mere virtuoso." - Rollingstone
Otis Redding's first live release was recorded in March 1967, on the now-legendary Stax/Volt tour of Europe, on which Otis and company demonstrated that soul is a universal language. Backed by the erstwhile Stax studio combo Booker T. and the MGs and the Memphis Horns, the Big O rises to the historic occasion, delivering incendiary, emotion-charged readings of such iconic tunes as "Respect," "I Can't Turn You Loose," "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)," "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" and "These Arms of Mine," as well as scorching readings of songs by Sam Cooke, the Temptations, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
The set climaxes with an impassioned "Try a Little Tenderness" that ranks as one of Redding's finest moments.
This exact reproduction of this original Stax label LP is mastered from the original stereo tapes and pressed on pristine High-Definition vinyl.
2. Can’t Turn You Loose
3. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
4. My Girl
7. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
8. Someday These Arms of Mine
9. Day Tripper
10. Try A Little Tenderness
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