Now Available: Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” 7” Single
This past November 22 was the 50th anniversary of the day Otis Redding recorded “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” a track which would posthumously take him to the #1 spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B Singles chart.
Yesterday, however, was the 50th anniversary of the release of that classic single, and to celebrate the occasion, Rhino has reissued the song as a 7” single, pressing it on gold vinyl to mark the gold anniversary.
Priced at $7.98, the single is a reproduction of the original mono single, including the rare original version of the song, which is shorter, features Redding’s voice lower in the mix, and was quickly pulled in favor of the more recognizable version that has been the go-to version ever since. The B-side of the single is “Sweet Lorene.”
P.S. If you’re a diehard Redding fan, don’t forget that Rhino also recently released THE DEFINITIVE STUDIO ALBUMS COLLECTION, featuring 7 LPs, each containing the mono mixes of Redding’s studio albums.
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