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Friday, April 28, 2006

OTIS! Live........

The last volume from this magnificent box is the only disc with a title: The Ultimate Live Otis Redding Show. And ultimate it is. They took a bunch of life recordings from different dates and locations and mixed them up in a way that the outcome sounds like one life concert. Somebody has been very smart here! And the result is wonderful. Beautiful ballads like Pain In My Heart and These Arms Of Mine, Beatles covers like A Hard Day's Night and of course............Try A Little Tenderness. For this closing song they took the recording from June 17 1969, the earlier mentioned Monterey International Pop Festival. This recording shows a Otis so vibrant, so alive. Otis at a point that we later came to know as the highlight of his career!
Fortunately from this Festival there is a wonderful film (I don't know if it's available on DVD). But whenever you get a change, watch the performance of Otis. See this particular version of Try A Little Tenderness. Tel you what, don't wait for this change. Make sure you see these recordings. Its well worth the effort.

1993 - Otis - disc 4: The Ultimate Live Ottis Redding Show pt 1 & pt 2

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  • wow, thanks so much for this great otis stuff-- the live disc is so phenomenal....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:36 am  

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