Rhino Celebrates 50 Years of Soul Classic with 2LP-Set featuring Remastered Mono and Stereo Versions Plus Bonus 7" Single "Try A Little Tenderness" b/w "I'm Sick Y'all"
Otis Redding helped define soul music in 1966 with Complete And Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul. The album, which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. R&B charts, was once praised by critic Jon Landau as: "The finest record ever to come out of Memphis and certainly the best example of modern soul ever recorded."
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark recording, Rhino will release The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul as a double-LP set featuring remastered editions of both mono and stereo versions of the album, the latter of which has been out-of-print for decades. Both LPs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for superior audio quality. The set also comes complete with a bonus 7" reissue of the single: "Try A Little Tenderness" b/w "I'm Sick Y'all."
Redding recorded his fifth studio album, The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, in the summer of 1966 at Stax Studios in Memphis. Together with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, pianist Isaac Hayes and the Memphis Horns, Redding recorded 12 songs for the album, including the all-time classics, "Try A Little Tenderness" and "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)."
Sadly, The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul was to be the last solo studio album released during the beloved singer-songwriter's lifetime. Just a year after its release, Redding lost his life in a plane crash while flying to a show in Wisconsin.