Pain in My Heart
Label: TP4 Music
The first full-length from one of the most brilliant soul singers ever displays his reverence for idols such as Sam Cooke (on a very faithful cover of "You Send Me") as well as the energy and emotion that would set him apart. Hard-charging originals such as "Security" and "Hey Hey Baby" provide the energy. Perfect ballads "These Arms of Mine" and the title track give you a feel for the emotion, which Redding didn't perform so much as inhabit.