Live in Europe is a live album from soul singer Otis Redding. It was Redding’s first live album as well as the only live album released during his lifetime, issued exactly five months before his death on December 10, 1967. The album was recorded during the Stax/Volt tour of Europe and Redding is backed by Booker T. & the MG’s. Recorded at the Olympia Theatre, Paris; March 21, 1967.
The album was first released by Volt Records, a subsidiary of Stax. The image shown here is a stereo release on Atlantic Records from 1972, with largely unchanged artwork. Cover design by Bernard Yeszin, with photography by Jean-Pierre Leloir. John Albert Cavanagh’s Palisade Graphic is paired with caps from a wide grotesque of low contrast.