Album of the Day
Dock of The Bay Sessions
Soul great Otis Redding was on top of the world in 1967, and when he entered Memphis' Stax studio in the fall, he began to explore new musical directions. Tragically, those sessions were cut short after only a few weeks when the singer died in a plane crash on December 10, 1967, leaving his vision for the album unrealized. Now in stores, Rhino's DOCK OF THE BAY SESSIONS is the first collection to show what could have been. Compiled with the Redding family's full endorsement by Roger Armstrong of Ace Records and Otis biographer Jonathan Gould, these 12 songs range from the driving R&B of “Hard To Handle” and “Love Man” to such heart-stopping ballads as “I've Got Dreams To Remember” and the title classic. Although the individual tracks have been previously released across posthumous compilations, they have a cumulative power on DOCK OF THE BAY SESSIONS, which captures the first indication of a new Otis Redding, one that wowed European audiences and brought the house down at the Monterey International Pop Festival.