Otis Redding - Otis Blue


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Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes

Otis Redding's third 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. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December.

Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of "Shake" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" and the Motown hit "My Girl."

This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes. The Hybrid Stereo SACD was authored by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center in Boulder, Colo. Deluxe all the way; you'll be estatic with the results!

1. Ole Man Trouble
2. Respect
3. Change Gonna Come
4. Down In The Valley
5. I've Been Loving You Too Long
6. Shake
7. My Girl
8. Wonderful World
9. Rock Me Baby
10. Satisfaction
11. You Don't Miss Your Water

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Wonderful sound!!

posted on 06/05/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Kevin C.
This is the first Otis recording I've listened to, so have no experience with earlier releases. I must say, considering it was recorded in 1965, that this is a monumental achievement in remastering. Its all there, and Otis too! System: Audio Research, Oppo, ADS L1530.

Man I Hope There Are More!

posted on 02/07/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Stephen Bieth
I was very excited when I heard this was coming out and I wasn't disappointed. Yes there is some distortion (as do most early Stax releases) but over all the sound is a major improvement over the last reissue (and the reissue was good). I would love to see Otis's whole catalog come out. Including live releases. I spent three days on this planet while Otis was alive ( I was born December 7th 1967 and Otis died December 10th 1967) yet his impact on my love of music is huge. This is one of Otis's best, a lot would say it is his best. But in my opinion Otis never released a bad one. Buy the SACD because you will love it and if they gets sales maybe we will get more!

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