Definitive Soul Album Collection

7LP Vinyl Set

The albums included in the collection are: Pain In My Heart (1964), The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads (1965), Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965), The Soul Album (1966), Complete and Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966), King & Queen - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967), and The Dock of the Bay (1968).
All of the LPs replicate the original packaging, from the sleeve artwork down to small details like the original record labels (Volt and Stax) and catalog numbers, all housed together in a side-loading slipcase. Several of these albums are long out-of-print and back on vinyl in mono for the first time in years.
The music follows Redding’s career from his 1964 debut Pain In My Heart up to The Dock of the Bay, which was released in February 1968, just a few months after the singer’s untimely death in December 1967. Despite his short career, Redding recorded songs that helped define soul in the Sixties and beyond.
The albums are packed with Top Ten R&B hits: “Chained And Bound,” “Mr. Pitiful,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his cover of the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Another obvious highlight is “Respect,” a song Redding wrote and recorded in 1965, which later become a massive hit for Aretha Franklin. Another essential is “Tramp” from his unforgettable duets album with Carla Thomas, King & Queen. As it happens, that’s also the last album the singer would release during his lifetime.


Side 1

  1. Pain in My Heart
  2. The Dog
  3. Stand By Me
  4. Hey Hey Baby
  5. You Send Me
  6. I Need Your Lovin'

Side 2

  1. These Arms of Mine
  2. Louie Louie
  3. Something Is Worrying Me
  4. Security
  5. That's What My Heart Needs
  6. Lucille

Side 3

  1. That's How Strong My Love Is
  2. Chained and Bound
  3. Woman, Lover, a Friend
  4. Your One and Only Man
  5. Nothing Can Change This Love
  6. It's Too Late

Side 4

  1. For Your Precious Love
  2. I Want to Thank You
  3. Come to Me
  4. Home in Your Heart
  5. Keep Your Arms Around Me
  6. Mr. Pitiful

Side 5

  1. Ole Man Trouble
  2. Respect
  3. Change Gonna Come
  4. Down in the Valley
  5. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

Side 6

  1. Shake
  2. My Girl
  3. Wonderful World
  4. Rock Me Baby
  5. Satisfaction
  6. You Don't Miss Your Water

Side 7

  1. Just One More Day
  2. It's Growing
  3. Cigarettes and Coffee
  4. Chain Gang
  5. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)

Side 8

  1. Good to Me
  2. Scratch My Back
  3. Treat Her Right
  4. Everybody Makes a Mistake
  5. Any Ole Way
  6. 634-5789

Side 9

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Mono] [Remastered]
  2. I'm Sick Y'all (Mono) [Remastered]
  3. Tennessee Waltz (Mono) [Remastered]
  4. Sweet Lorene (Mono) [Remastered]
  5. Try a Little Tenderness (Mono) [Remastered]
  6. Day Tripper (Mono) [Remastered]

Side 10

  1. My Lover's Prayer (Mono) [Remastered]
  2. She Put the Hurt on Me (Mono) [Remastered]
  3. Ton of Joy (Mono) [Remastered]
  4. You're Still My Baby (Mono) [Remastered]
  5. Hawg for You (Mono) [Remastered]
  6. Love Have Mercy (Mono) [Remastered]

Side 11

  1. Knock on Wood - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  2. Let Me Be Good to You - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  3. Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  4. Tell It Like It Is - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  5. When Something Is Wrong with My Baby - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  6. Lovey Dovey - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

Side 12

  1. New Year's Resolution - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  2. It Takes Two - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  3. Are You Lonely for Me Baby - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  4. Bring It on Home to Me - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  5. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

Side 13

  1. (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay
  2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
  3. Let Me Come on Home
  4. Open the Door
  5. Don't Mess with Cupid

Side 14

  1. The Glory of Love
  2. I'm Coming Home to See About You
  3. Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
  4. The Huckle-Buck
  5. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
  6. Ole Man Trouble