Deepest Soul was designed, both in song choice and packaging, to evoke the look and feel of a late '60s Stax Records album that Redding might have released at the height of his career, but, in fact, it's a collection that never existed...until now. This is an album that hones in on one mood and one theme only - heartbreak. Says producer David Gorman: "The goal of this album was to create the best album Otis never made and 'reissue' it in 2013 rather than do another 'hits' compilation."
The 'saddest, most potently heartbreaking songs (Otis) ever sang" were chosen for this compilation album, "Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding". It happens to include a couple of hits "I've Been Loving You Too Long", and "These Arms of Mine", but not for the status they found on the charts but rather the forlorn subject matter.
The album has been produced to look and feel like a decades-old Stax/Volt LP - complete with LP wear marks on the cover!
Otis Redding tragically died in a plane crash in 1967 at only 26 years of age. With only six studio albums released from 1964-67, Redding became a giant in the music world. Posthumous releases cemented his reputation with such albums as the 1968 chart-topping album "The Dock Of the Bay".
Special Collector's Blue Vinyl LP
Mastered by George Horn
Mastered at George Horn Mastering at Fantasy Studios
1. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
2. Gone Again
3. Free Me
4. Open the Door (Skeleton Key version)
5. A Waste of Time
6. These Arms of Mine
1. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
2. Everybody Makes A Mistake
3. Little Ol' Me
4. I've Got Dreams To Remember (Rougher Dreams)
5. Send Me Some Lovin'
6. My Lover's Prayer