Otis Redding’s ‘Live in Europe’ is his first and unique live album recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on March 21, 1967 and released during his lifetime by Volt/Atco..
Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) – 03:00 . 2.Can’T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) – 03:20 . 3.I’Ve Been Loving You Too Long (Jerry Butler, Otis Redding) – 03:40 . 4.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) – 02:44 . 5.Shake (Sam Cooke) – 02:51 . 6.(I Can’T Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 02:53 . 7.Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) – 03:37 . 8.These Arms Of Mine (Otis Redding) – 02:57 . 9.Day Tripper (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) 2:54 . 10.Try A Little Tenderness (James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M.Woods) – 05:00
Musicians : Otis Redding – Vocals . Booker T. Jones – Organ, Piano . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald Duck Dunn – Bass . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Andrew Love And Joe Arnold – Tenor Saxes
Production : Produced By Jim Stewart
Recorded On March 21, 1967 At Olympia Theatre, Paris.
Released On July 10, 1967 By Volt/Atco.
Artists such as Redding spent a lot of time being a “singer” and performed songs from all over the genre, many of which were recorded and performed by other artists. In reality, this means that this is our only means of enjoying such artist’s workand their “albums” had a very different meaning than everything that existed after The Beatles‘s ‘Lonely Hearts Club Band’, which really defined the term for every modern rock band since. […]
Otis Rocks Europe! Or Does He?As far as I’m concerned, Live in Europe leaves James Brown’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ in the dust–at least in the excitement department. Redding knew only one energy leveland that was pedal-to-the-metal–even when singing a ballad. He was the gruff, raw, gospel-infused country boy to crooner Smokey Robinson’s velvet pipesand when Redding tackles ‘My Girl’ (a hit for The Temptations), he brings to the song an urgency that Robinson probably never imagined. […]
Beyond the musical power of his performance, Redding’s emotions are practically overflowing as he addresses the crowd in a very personal manner as he introduces ‘These Arms of Mine.’ The only flaw in this recording, if there is one, is that it does have only ten songs, but that was the nature of the shows on this tour. […]