Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 178/500!
By 1965, Otis Redding was already a force to be reckoned with, well on his way to earning his King of Soul® title. Then, he released this collection, which is absolutely foundational to any soul vinyl collection. This album includes Otis' soul-searing lament "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)," a cover of The Rolling Stone's "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" that is wholly original, the world's introduction to "Respect" before Aretha made it her own, and Otis' perfect versions of "My Girl," "Wonderful World," and "A Change Is Gonna Come", standards like "Rock Me Baby" and spirituals like "Down in the Valley."
Otis Redding's third album, and his first fully realized album, presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear, and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp...Redding's powerful, remarkable singing throughout makes Otis Blue gritty, rich, and achingly alive, and an essential listening experience.
- Limited Edition One-Time Pressing
- Atlantic Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Collection
- Crystal Clear Vinyl
- Made in the Netherlands
- Ole Man Trouble
- Change Gonna Come
- Down in the Valley
- I've Been Loving You Too Long
- My Girl
- Wonderful World
- Rock Me Baby
- You Don't Miss Your Water