The Definitive Soul Collection

The Definitive Soul Collection

by Otis Redding



Rhino released a comprehensive double-disc Otis Redding collection in 1998 called Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology. It was a generous 50 tracks and contained not only his hits, but lots of great lesser-known singles and album tracks, plus some live recordings. Eight years later, Rhino released a second Otis Redding collection, 2006's The Definitive Soul Collection, which isn't nearly as comprehensive or definitive as Dreams to Remember. It's a good 20 tracks slimmer for one thing, nor is it as far-ranging in its scope or as attractively packaged, for that matter. But while The Definitive Soul Collection pales when judged against its stellar predecessor, taken on its own terms, it's quite a good compilation, containing all of his biggest songs -- "These Arms of Mine," "Mr. Pitiful," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "Respect," "I Can't Turn You Loose," "Try a Little Tenderness," and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" -- along with a good sampling of the best of the rest. Dreams to Remember may be the first choice for anybody looking for a double-disc set, but if that's hard to find, this is a good substitute.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2006
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227766320
catalogNumber: 77663

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Otis Redding   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer,Producer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Otis Redding   Arranger,Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Contributor
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Isaac Hayes   Producer
Booker T. Jones   Composer,Contributor
David Porter   Producer
Keith Richards   Composer
Phil Walden   Composer
Jim Stewart   Producer
Al Jackson   Producer
Zelma Redding   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Joe Rock   Composer
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Ed Masley   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
John James Phillips   Producer
Dirk Silk   Discographical Annotation

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