lonely & blue : The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding
this could pass for a title Stax / Volt might have released in the late 60s - The look of the album reflects Stax’s design themes of the era - But in fact it’s a collection that never existed, until now, that hones in on one mood & one theme : heartbreaking, yearning ballads, of which Redding had many.
'Lonely & Blue...' contains the hits ('I’ve Been Loving You Too Long', 'These Arms of Mine', 'My Lover’s Prayer', 'Free Me') alongside many lesser-known songs ('Gone Again', 'Open the Door', 'Waste of Time', 'Everybody Makes a Mistake', to name a few). They’re all included in this compilation because they share the tangled theme of sorrow & the result is the best album Otis never made, "reissued" in 2013.
- I Love You More Than Words Can Say
- Gone Again
- Free Me
- Open The Door
- A Waste Of Time
- These Arms Of Mine
- I've Been Loving You Too Long
- Everybody Makes A Mistake
- Little Ol' Me
- I've Got Dreams To Remember
- Send Me Some Lovin'
- My Lover's Prayer