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R&B - Released June 24, 1975 | Atlantic Records

This nice, 12-song budget reissue of Percy's vinyl album for Atlantic features the hits "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Take Time to Know Her," and "It Tears Me Up," along with interesting covers like "The Dark End of the Street" and "Just Out of Reach." If you're only going to buy one Percy Sledge best-of package, this is it. © Cub Koda /TiVo
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R&B - Released November 6, 2015 | Rhino Atlantic

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R&B - Released November 2, 2010 | Rhino Atlantic

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R&B - Released December 13, 2010 | Rhino Atlantic

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Rock - Released February 8, 2005 | Rhino Atlantic

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R&B - Released March 10, 1987 | Atlantic Records

This 20-track best-of includes all of Percy Sledge's hits from 1966-1969. © Richard Pack /TiVo
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R&B - Released October 26, 2004 | Rhino Atlantic

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R&B - Released October 16, 2007 | Rhino Atlantic

While Percy Sledge didn't have an especially large number of hits, he possessed one of the most identifiable styles of any singer from the golden era of soul, sounding a pure note of deep Southern heartbreak every time he opened his mouth. On the 1967 album The Percy Sledge Way, he performed 11 songs made famous by other R&B stars, and while he doesn't steal any of them away from the singers who first made them hits, there's no arguing that he puts a unique stamp on every one of them. While "You Send Me" and "Tell It Like It Is" may have sounded respectively romantic and coolly defiant in the hands of Sam Cooke and Aaron Neville, here Sledge transforms them into the plaintive cries of a man who knows he's about to lose his lover, and the gloomy undertow of numbers like "Drown in My Own Tears," "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)," and "The Dark End of the Street" becomes palpable when Sledge covers them. And while Sledge can't outsing the likes of Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, or James Carr, part of the magic of this album is he doesn't really try -- he simply turns each number into a Percy Sledge song, finding a rich vein of hurt and longing in every lyric as producers Quin Ivy and Marlin Greene and the session band (anchored by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) give him the simple but dramatically resonant accompaniment he needs. Hardly a typical album of covers, The Percy Sledge Way features a great singer gently reshaping a handful of classic songs, and the results are perfect for a late night, either alone or with someone you hope will stick around. © Mark Deming /TiVo
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Pop - Released January 1, 2015 | Oldies Company

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R&B - Released December 1, 2008 | Rhino Atlantic

Percy Sledge's sophomore effort, Warm & Tender Soul, is rarely mentioned in the same breath as its predecessor, When a Man Loves a Woman, but it should be. Despite the absence of a blockbuster crossover hit, the record still spawned a pair of R&B Top Ten entries ("It Tears Me Up" and the title cut) and further refined the singer's rough-hewn yet strangely sophisticated approach to bottomlessly deep soul. Produced by Quinn Ivy, and boasting several songs from the superlative songwriter Dan Penn, Warm & Tender Soul proves Sledge a singer of uncommon range and depth, articulating emotional truths that go far beyond mere words. © Jason Ankeny /TiVo
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Rock - Released October 16, 2007 | Rhino Atlantic

After "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Take Time to Know Her" was Percy Sledge's biggest hit, and it leads off this 1968 album from the great Southern soul singer. Like "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Take Time to Know Her" was a mid-tempo soul ballad in which Sledge tells a tale of love that hasn't gone quite the way one might wish, and this musical template dominates much of the album, though to his credit Sledge had a gift for bending songs to his style with such skill that he finds new paths even when he seems to be going in the same direction. Sledge does offer a few interesting change-ups on this album -- there's an insouciant edge to his cover of "Spooky," he edges into his falsetto register on "Come Softly to Me," sounds downright jaunty on "I Love Everything About You," and revels in a rare opportunity to rock the house on "Baby Help Me." But most of Take Time to Know Her is classic Percy Sledge, with the singer pouring out loss, hurt and pleas for mercy while a crack organ-led and horn-enhanced studio band stirs the soup behind him, and the results are a blessing to anyone who loves classic soul of the '60s. Sledge didn't have the broadest range, but it's hard to imagine anyone not being affected by the skill and emotional potency of his work, and this album captures him in excellent form. © Mark Deming /TiVo
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R&B - Released September 15, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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R&B - Released May 19, 2015 | Pop Revival

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R&B - Released January 1, 2009 | Madacy Special Products

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R&B - Released November 2, 2010 | Rhino Atlantic

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Soul - Released January 1, 2009 | JH Music

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Pop - Released September 26, 2014 | Like Music

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Soul - Released July 20, 2016 | Westmill

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Soul - Released December 7, 2010 | Jukebox Records