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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have, 11 Feb 2011
Otis Redding is one of the greatest singers, not just of Soul, but any musical genre, of all time. This is a superb introduction to his work for anyone who doesn't already know it and would be fantastic value even at five time the price. All of the tracks are great, but to me the standouts are "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Hard To Handle", "Cigarettes & Coffee" and the extraordinary "Try A Little Tenderness" with has one of the best musical arrangements ever recorded. Every album collection should include some Otis Redding and this is a great place to start.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Platinum, 23 Dec 2011
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D. Elliott (Ulverston, Cumbria) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Platinum Collection (Audio CD)
Otis Redding (1941-1967) was tragically killed in a plane crash, and shortly afterwards the opening track of this CD: `Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay' became a no. 1 record in America. During his short musical career as soul singer and song writer he won many awards including a Grammy and entry to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and in Britain was voted top vocalist for 1967 by Melody Maker. For a CD titled: `Platinum Collection' from the `King of Soul' it may be expected to have more than 16 tracks. For some reason it includes numbers released after his death as: `Hard To Handle'. However it contains `Try A Little Tenderness' which was to become Otis Redding's signature song - and it is great 5-star value. Otis Redding is possibly better remembered for his albums rather than hit singles and this no doubt made for difficulties in selecting for a `Platinum Collection'.

However the CD demonstrates fully the unique voice of Otis Redding with elements of timbre and emotion that can be both raucous and melodic, and sometimes powerful but sometimes spare, and it includes popular brassy arrangements. The wide range can be confirmed by comparing `Shake' as a form of rock & roll with the tempo of `Mr Pitiful'. The ballad element is also well catered for in the `Platinum Collection' with my favourites including `These Arms Of Mine', `Pain In My Heart' and `A Change Is Gonna Come'. There are others and all verify Otis Redding as a major influence on soul music and rhythm & blues. I would have liked his cover of the Rolling Stones: `I Can't Get No Satisfaction' to be included - but as stated, whatever the criticism on selection and my overall award as 4-star - this CD is 5-star value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NUFF SAID...OTIS IS THE KING., 9 Aug 2013
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You cant fault this CD. Its everything you would want it to be. Otis is great to listen to and gets you singing along.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 12 Dec 2010
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I can't believe how cheap this download is, Otis is still the true king.

Shame no one has had such a deep rich emotive voice since. Otis was to music what Dr Martin Luther King was to valour and conscience.

Please buy and enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LEGEND!, 7 Oct 2011
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I love Otis Redding and this album has the majority of my favourite songs!! and its so cheap!!!! its just great! anyone could buy it and love it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars timeless classic, 8 Jan 2014
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Had all of these tracks in various forms, so when this came along I snapped it up - as it most certainly - a must for all. Timeless classics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the great otis never forgotten, 5 Sep 2013
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a fabulous cd with so many of his soulful tracks on it,such a wonderful voice never to be forgotten. Fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT., 19 Aug 2013
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I love motown music,soul and the sixties,and this platinum collection is just fantastic all classic otis redding,i would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great addition to the album collection, 11 Aug 2013
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If you know nothing about Otis Redding this is a great introduction to his work and style. Good sound quality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Otis Redding album, 24 Jun 2013
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Some great tracks here and at a great price - some stuff I hadn't heard - well worth getting a copy.
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