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Otis Redding – Dreams To Remember – The Legacy Of Otis Redding DVD
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- BONUS INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE CROPPER AND WAYNE JACKSON
- JUKEBOX (ARRANGE THE PERFORMANCES IN YOUR OWN PERSONALISED TRACK LIST)
- IMAGE GALLERY - INCLUDING RADION INTERVIEW WITH OTIS REDDING
16 VINTAGE TELEVISION PERFORMANCES BY THE LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD! INCLUDES 40 MINUTES OF NEW INTERVIEWS DOCUMENTING HIS LIFE AND WORK PLUS A 24 PAGE BOOKLET.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Otis’s death and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stax Records, Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Stax Records (a division of Concord Music Group) are proud to announce the September 18, 2007 release of Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding on DVD. Featured for the first time on this 90-minute DVD are 16 classic full-length performances by one of the greatest singers and performers of all time. Interspersed between the performances are over 40 minutes of exclusive new interviews documenting Otis’s incredible life and career. Issued with the full cooperation of his estate, this is the first official DVD anthology of classic archival Otis Redding television performances.
Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding includes a wealth of staggering performances filmed throughout America and Europe beginning with Otis singing one of his earliest hits, “Pain In My Heart” and progressing through the artist’s Stax/Volt career including complete performances of “I Can’t Turn You Loose”, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a host of others. The final two performances are “Try A Little Tenderness” and “Respect” taped at a local Cleveland television show less than 24 hours before Otis’s death.
Continuing in the tradition of DVDs produced by Reelin’ In The Years such as The Temptations – Get Ready! The Definitive Performances 1965 – 1972 (RIAA certified platinum) and Marvin Gaye – The Real Thing In Performance 1964 – 1981 (RIAA certified gold), Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding features classic performances with re-mastered sound and video as well as in-depth interviews with those who helped Otis write and create his incredible music with stirring reminisces from his wife Zelma & daughter Karla. Also interviewed are Steve Cropper, who co-wrote with Otis and played guitar on virtually every record he made at Stax.; Wayne Jackson, the trumpet player for the Mar-Keys/Memphis Horns who also played on most of Otis’s recordings, and Jim Stewart, the founder of Stax Records, who gave his first interview in fifteen years for this DVD. These tender and insightful interviews combine to paint a portrait of Otis as an amazing singer, artist, songwriter, and family man. The story begins with memories of his first amateur talent contests and concludes with the touching recollections of the final days leading up to the tragic plane crash on December 10, 1967. In between are stories about Otis writing songs, recording at Stax and performing on stage (including at the historic Monterey Pop Festival.)
Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding also features a 24-page booklet with an extensive essay by GRAMMY®-award winning writer, Rob Bowman (author of Soulsville U.S.A. The Story of Stax Records), who also conducted the interviews and co-produced this DVD. In addition, the booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia. Featured in the bonus section is a photo gallery with never-before-seen images from the Redding family’s personal archives and a recently discovered radio interview recorded in London in 1966. Also, created exclusively for the DVD, is a new video for “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (a song that wasn’t completed until shortly after Otis’s passing.)
For Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding every effort has been made to locate the best possible sound and video; each of the performances has been re-transferred and re-mastered from the best-quality, original masters (some resting in the television vaults for over 40 years). In the case of lip-sync performances, the original Stax master recordings have been used, replacing the original TV broadcast audio and making for a much more enjoyable viewing and listening experience.
Dreams To Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding also marks the 50th anniversary and reactivation of Stax Records. Concord Music Group purchased Stax Records in 2004 and is in the midst of a year-long celebration that also includes the release of The Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967 DVD, also produced by Reelin’ In The Years and due out September 17th. The DVD features a 75-minute concert from the famed European tour including an amazing five song set by Otis Redding, as well as performances by Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Arthur Conley, The Mar-Keys and Booker T. & The MGs. Also part of the 50th anniversary celebration are several reissue CDs, a documentary (“Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story,” that premiered on PBS on August 1) and the re-signing of veteran Isaac Hayes, as well as several new artists, who will usher in a new era of soul music.