The DOORS – ” The Doors ” Released 4th January 1967 New 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Posted: January 4, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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It has been called one of the defining albums of a generation. It was released on January. 4th, 1967 that The Doors released their debut album, “The Doors.” The LP was recorded in August 1966 and it was originally released in different stereo and mono mixes. It features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”, extended with an instrumental section mostly omitted on the single release, and the lengthy song featured the band with Jim Morrison, The Doors, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger.

When the Doors’ debut album came out during the first week of 1967, it sounded little like the other pop music that was getting airplay alongside its breakthrough single, “Light My Fire.” No bassist, an organ player who pretty much dominated every song and a singer who often came off like he was a drunken poet in search of an open mic and a drink – who would have thought they’d become of rock’s most significant bands? Featuring a mix of blues, cabaret and originals that were a little bit of both plus a dash of the emerging psychedelic scene, ‘The Doors’ – one of the best debut albums ever made – still resonates as deftly played and arranged art-rock disguised as classic rock ‘n’ roll.

The Doors self-titled debut album, which was released 50 years ago today, will mark its golden anniversary with a three-disc deluxe edition.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released by Rhino on March 31st and will include remastered stereo and mono mixes of the original album plus a disc of live recordings from a concert at San Francisco’s Matrix on March 7, 1967.

The package will also include an LP version of the original album in the newly remastered mono mix. You can see the full track listing for the set below. (The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will also be available digitally.)

This will be the first time the album’s original mono mix appears on CD. The album’s original stereo mix also gets an upgrade for the first time in 30 years. The eight live tracks – all originally from the debut album – appear in new forms too. The songs were first released in 2008, but the new versions come from the original tapes, which were thought to be lost. The earlier tracks were taken from a third-generation tape.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition‘s announcement comes on the Day Of The Doors. Los Angeles will honor the band today with a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward avenues, the site of the “Venice” sign. Surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robbie Kreiger will be on hand at the event with members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison’s families.

‘The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ Track Listing
Disc One (Original Stereo Mix)
Disc Two (Original Mono Mix)
1. “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
2. “Soul Kitchen”
3. “The Crystal Ship”
4. “Twentieth Century Fox”
5. “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
6. “Light My Fire”
7. “Back Door Man”
8. “I Looked At You”
9. “End Of The Night”
10. “Take It As It Comes”
11. “The End”

Disc Three: Live At The Matrix, March 7th, 1967
1. “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
2. “Soul Kitchen”
3. “The Crystal Ship”
4. “Twentieth Century Fox”
5. “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
6. “Light My Fire”
7. “Back Door Man”
8. “The End”

 

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