When Otis Redding recorded The Dock of the Bay in 1967, the song was a milestone in his creative evolution. But before he got the chance to explore this new direction, he was killed, along with most of his backup band the Bar-Kays, in a plane crash while on tour. Released a few weeks after his death, the song shot to Number One, winning Redding a pair of posthumous Grammy awards. Drawing mainly from unreleased tracks spanning Redding's three-year Stax career, the album demonstrates the depth of his talent, while hinting at what might have been. This exact repro of the original LP is mastered from the original tapes and pressed on high-def vinyl.