Otis Redding

Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology

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Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology presents an interesting dilemma. Certainly, the music on the double-disc set is superb -- all of his hits are here, along with a wealth of great album tracks and five live cuts from the Monterey International Pop Festival. The question is, was the collection necessary? Casual listeners who just want the hits will be satisfied with the excellent The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1, while those who want to dig deeper will find the four-disc box Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding essential, or will opt for the actual albums. Dreams to Remember falls somewhere between the two extremes, containing too much music for the casual listener and not being extensive enough for serious listeners. Perhaps realizing this, Rhino added several tracks here that weren't featured on the box set, but any true collector will have these songs on the original albums. So, Dreams to Remember is in limbo -- a fine collection that isn't really necessary. It's not a bad choice, to be sure, but The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1 and Otis! are better choices, depending on your tastes.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:57
2 2:33
3 2:40
4 2:25
5 2:47
6 2:38
7 2:43
8 2:40
9 2:25
10 3:15
11 2:10
12 2:38
13 4:16
14 2:46
15 2:59
16 2:41
17 2:56
18 2:52
19 3:10
20 2:48
21 3:30
22 3:11
23 4:00
24 2:49
25 2:43
26 3:47

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:47
2 3:13
3
feat: Carla Thomas
3:03
4
feat: Carla Thomas
2:36
5 2:55
6 2:55
7 2:29
8 2:50
9 3:13
10 3:15
11 2:45
12 2:20
13 3:06
14 2:19
15 2:18
16 2:38
17 2:22
18 2:53
19 2:49
20 2:57
21 3:00
22 4:08
23 3:33
24 5:13
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