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Got to have some more of Otis,
This review is from: Live in Europe (Audio CD)
This has got to be among the best live albums of all time. It contains blistering soul standards such as opener "Respect" and "Shake", crowd pleasing covers of "Day Tripper" and "Satisfaction" (with the trademark riff played by the horn section, as Keith Richards originally intended), as well as Otis' trademark ballads. The three things that make this record truly great though are the incomparable backing band, Otis' interaction with the audience (who clearly worship him, just listen to the reception he gets when he comes onstage) and the showstopping rendition of "Try A Little Tenderness" which closes the set, climaxing with the audience erupting and the MC pleading with Otis to come back for an encore.
I also agree with the assessment that this is better than his Monterey set, as listening to tracks from the earlier show the band is guilty of playing a little TOO fast. "Live In Europe", however, is indisputably fantastic stuff from a complete legend.