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Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding


Download links and information about Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding by Otis Redding. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:39 minutes.

Artist: Otis Redding
Release date: 2013
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:39
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No. Title Length
1. I Love You More Than Words Can Say 2:55
2. Gone Again 2:24
3. Free Me 3:07
4. Open the Door (Alternate Take) 2:28
5. A Waste of Time 3:19
6. These Arms of Mine 2:33
7. I've Been Loving You Too Long 3:15
8. Everybody Makes a Mistake 3:23
9. Little Ol' Me 3:12
10. I've Got Dreams To Remember 3:35
11. Send Me Some Lovin' 2:18
12. My Lover's Prayer 3:10



Designed to look like a vintage ‘60s Stax album that’s getting the reissue treatment, Lonely & Blue is actually a collection of songs that capture the loneliest and saddest side of Otis Redding's music. Several tunes here are well-known—“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now),” “These Arms of Mine,” “My Lover’s Prayer”—but they're thrown into the context alongside not other hits but songs that equal their sentiment and mood. As a result, the songs can be heard much more naturally. Any serious soul music fan should own an exhaustive Otis Redding anthology, but they should also own the actual albums and collections like this one, which includes an alternate take of “Open the Door” listed as the “Skeleton Key Version.” Sadly, Redding’s recording career lasted only from 1962 to 1967. Artistically speaking, we couldn’t have asked for better. But it's meant that aside from the blockbuster hits—“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” reached No. 1 after his death—his catalog is less well-known than those of artists who enjoyed longer careers and greater commercial success while they were alive.