A massively cool collection of work from the legendary Otis Redding
– a set that brings together every single that Otis
cut for Stax Records, plus a number of posthumous tracks issued on Atlantic too – each presented here with every a and b-side, all in their original mono mixes too! Even if you've got some other Otis Redding
in your collection, the package is still pretty darn essential for a number of reasons – not just because it offers up a lot of overlooked b-sides, or because the mono mixes really give the cuts a new sense of raw power – but also because the package traces an evolution of Redding
's music in chronological order, and really stands as a true testament to his big steps forward in the short few years he was on this planet! Plus, the package also has a really unique level of presentation – a 7" book-style jacket, which then offers up full color scans of each single included in the set – so that each page you turn is like handling a piece of vintage wax itself. Loads of great tracks throughout – 70 gems that include "Hard To Handle", "Direct Me", "Ooh Carla Ooh Otis
", "Snatch A Little Piece", "Johnny's Heartbreak", "That's A Good Idea", "Nock On Wood", "Tramp", "Good To Me", "I'm Sick Y'All", "Respect", "Any Ole Way", "Come To Me", "Hey Hey Baby", and lots lots more!