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Otis Redding - Lonely & Blue

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The goal, was to create the best album Otis never made and "reissue" it in 2014 rather than do another hits compilation. This album will reframe him as something more than an oldies radio staple and become his Night Beat (a classic 1963 Sam Cooke LP) — the album that exists as a starting point for people wondering why so many consider Otis Redding the greatest soul singer of all time.

Packaging evokes the look and feel of a late '60s Stax/Volt album that Redding might have released at the height of his career. Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding contains the hits (I ve Been Loving You Too Long, These Arms of Mine, My Lover s Prayer, Free Me) alongside many lesser-known songs (Gone Again, Open the Door, Waste of Time, Everybody Makes a Mistake, to name a few). They're all included in this compilation because they share the tangled theme of sorrow.