Originally posted on May 22, 2008
Speaking of soul from the ‘60s, of course nobody could touch Otis Redding for his warmth and conviction. Atco/Rhino Collector’s Edition has released a deluxe two-CD set based around Otis Redding Sings Soul, one of his strongest albums of the era.
There are full mono and stereo versions of the album, which are different, extra b-sides and such, and good chunks of two live albums—at the Whiskey and in Europe. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Respect,” “A Change is Gonna Come” and “Satisfaction” sound wonderful no matter what version, and the other cuts kick it too!