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Otis Redding helped define soul music in 1966 with Complete And Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul. The album, which peaked at #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."
Redding recorded his fifth studio album, THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL, 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)."
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark recording, Rhino will release a two-disc edition that includes remastered mono and stereo mixes of the album, plus eight bonus tracks. Rhino will also release THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL as a double-LP set featuring 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 comes with a bonus 7" reissue of the single: "Try A Little Tenderness" b/w "I'm Sick Y'all.