It compiles 11 songs recorded by Redding in a three-week stretch of sessions that concluded days prior to his death in December 1967. However, the words on the version commencing this effort were actually penned by Joe Rock, whose primary claim to fame was as author of the Skyliners' doo wop smash "Since I Don't Have You." Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. The Immortal Otis Redding, an Album by Otis Redding. Christgau ranked it third in a list accompanying the book. Great pressing. Track List: I've Got Dreams To Remember; You've Made A Man Out Of Me; Nobody's Fault But Mine; Hard To Handle; Thousand Miles Away; The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) Think About It; A Waste Of Time; Champagne And Wine; A Fool For You; Amen; Spotify iTunes. VMP seeks to experience music more deeply, and we believe in the power of the album as an art form. It's a dedicated mono mix...and it's incredible. Thanks for taking so much care for all the details . US. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. You can also ‘Swap’ future records. Great job, VMP. The Immortal Otis Redding (1968) was the second posthumous long-player created from the artist's backlog of material. This is an A+ pressing. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. 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. And once we’ve found that gem of a record, we do everything we can to help you appreciate the music. Pick it up now if you can get it at a a good price and they are sky rocketing! The Memphis Horns provide a profound sense of empathy to the aching "Thousand Miles Away," while the somber irony of the Redding original "A Waste of Time" ranks alongside his best ballads. This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum-De-De-De-Dum-Dum), Try ${chargebee.selectedPlan.plan.period}, © 2020 Offbeat Ventures, LLC - All Rights Reserved, Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer, (AAA) Remastered from Original Master Tapes. This was one of three posthumously-released Otis Redding albums which Atlantic Records issued after Otis Redding's tragic and untimely death in December 1967. I agree with the other reviewer that the paper inner sleeve is the only disappointment. It compiles 11 songs recorded by Redding in a three-week stretch of sessions that concluded days prior to his death in December 1967. Leave feedback. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. We’ve got a knack for crafting the most unique, definitive version of any album – old or new. The Immortal Otis Redding featured four charting singles including "The Happy Song", "I've Got Dreams to Remember", "Amen", and "Hard to Handle". [4], Music critic Dave Marsh gave the album five stars in The New Rolling Stone Record Guide (1983). Verified Purchase. From gorgeous album art to world-class listening guides, you’ll find yourself discovering something new every time you listen. Easily one of my favorites from VMP and the sound is very impressive. #classics #essentials #rap-hip-hop #electronic #apparel-and-merch. The sessions would yield more than 20 songs, which would form the backbone of three Otis Redding records. It’s incredible really. Live On The Sunset Strip. I have owned several copies over the years, but this Mono is phenomenal sounding. .. and the Mono mix is incredible... one huge hammer hit you between our ears. Of the 11 selections, only the 45 rpm side "The Happy Song (Dum-Dum-De-De-De-Dum-Dum)" would have been familiar to enthusiasts of the late vocalist. Our multi-month subscriptions allow you to start your subscription with a record of your choosing. As notated on the rear of the original jacket, these were among the last tunes Redding cut during what turned out to be a prophetic three-week stretch of sessions -- concluding just days prior to his untimely passing. The Immortal Otis Redding was the first posthumous release following Redding's tragic death, and it reveals the interesting direction Redding was taking in the studio during the last six weeks of his life. We spend our days digging for great albums. The sessions ended on December 8, when Redding hit the road on a scheduled Midwest tour with the Bar-Kays. This looks great, right down to the og inner sleeve, and sounds absolutely marvelous. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. We do that. Writing for Creem magazine in 1977, Robert Christgau called The Immortal Otis Redding his favorite album by Redding and "probably among my five most-played LPs", because it "showcases the unduplicated warmth, tenderness, and humor of his ballad singing". 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. The Happy Song (Dum-Dum-De-De-De-Dum-Dum). A few weeks turned into three albums, by sheer force of will and songwriting frenzy. Andrew Winistorfer is Vinyl Me, Please’s Editorial Director, VMP Classics A&R, and an editor of their books 100 Albums You Need In Your Collection and The Best Record Stores In The United States. Start your subscription with ${chargebee.selectedPlan.product.title}. SD 33-252; Vinyl LP). Produced by legendary Stax guitarist Steve Cropper, Redding often seems headed in a direction here primed for the funk of the future, although he never had the chance to put his final imprint on it. Collaborating with an emerging artist to release their music and tell their story? Solid pressing start to finish. The Immortal Otis Redding is a posthumous studio album by American soul recording artist Otis Redding, released in June 1968 by Atco Records. Want to purchase this record without joining the club? By the same token, it should be acknowledged that any Otis Redding recordings should be considered welcome (if not mandatory) additions to all manner of listeners. VMP Anthology: The Story of Herbie Hancock. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2017. The Immortal Otis Redding. Released 15 June 1968 on Atco (catalog no. He’s written Listening Notes booklets for 12 Vinyl Me, Please Classics releases, and co-produced Nat Turner Rebellion's Laugh to Keep From Crying. SOLD OUT: We'll notify you if this title comes back in stock. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. wow...wow...wow....this sounds incredible and looks fantastic.