In 2009, Universal Music Group devised Soul Six Pack, a digital-download-only series of bite-size samplers that cover a handful of well-known Stax label artists. With identikit artwork and semi-arbitrary track selections that included some -- but never all -- of a given artist's major hits, the series seemed more like an experiment than a service to casual listeners. Otis Redding's Soul Six Pack includes the live in London version of "Respect" and alternate takes of "Day Tripper," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," and "Try a Little Tenderness." Like the other volumes in the series, it's pointless.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman