The Immortal Otis Redding

Otis Redding


The second posthumous album from legend Otis Redding, remastered AAA from the original tapes, is the Classics Record of the Month for April 2020.
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Exclusive Features
extras Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
pressing location Quality Record Pressings (QRP)
Other Features
color Black
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Heavyweight Tip-On
jacket type Single
label WEA
release type Reissue
remastering details (AAA) Remastered from Original Master Tapes
By the Numbers

1 lp
format
1968
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
12 inch
vinyl size
180 gram
weight
Description

It was November, 1967, and Otis Redding was about to do what he always did when he wasn’t on the road: Head into the studio at Stax Records, located then, as it is now, at 926 E. McLemore Ave. in Memphis, Tennessee. Redding had been through it all in 1967: High highs and lows that included a vocal cord surgery, but word got around that he was back and ready to record and had a whole pile of songs to work on. And so the Stax house band — Booker T. and the M.G.’s, and the Memphis Horns — began pulling marathon sessions to keep up with Redding, who seemed to live at the studio for a few weeks in November and December 1967, spending the day with the band cutting the full songs, while spending the night writing and sketching out songs in the studio. The sessions would yield more than 20 songs, which would form the backbone of three Otis Redding records. A few weeks turned into three albums, by sheer force of will and songwriting frenzy. The sessions ended on December 8, when Redding hit the road on a scheduled Midwest tour with the Bar-Kays. He’d never step foot inside Stax studios again.
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The Immortal Otis Redding
More Music, Less Stress
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