Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding (2013)

Otis Redding review

Otis Redding
Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding
Stax Records, 2013
36 minutes

A beautiful collection of Otis Redding’s most soulful ballads, Lonely & Blue takes the listener on a rollercoaster of emotion from the very first notes of “I Love You More Than Words Can Say.” The man’s voice is simply so heartbreaking, one would be hard-pressed to find a song to skip in this masterful collection. Producer David Gorman did not stick with just the hits, but dug a little deeper with gems such as “Open The Door” and “Everybody Makes A Mistake.”

The packaging for the compact disc is more creative than most, featuring a slip-case just like vinyl records of yesteryear and artwork reminiscent of the 1960s, complete with a ring-worn look (of course, if you prefer vinyl, it is available in that format as well). At first glance, one would certainly think this was just a re-issue rather than a new compilation.

Tracklist:
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
7. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
8. Everybody Makes A Mistake
9. Little Ol’ Me
10. I’ve Got Dreams To Remember (Rougher Dreams)
11. Send Me Some Lovin’
12. My Lover’s Prayer

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