The DOORS – ” Waiting for the Sun ” 50th Anniversary Box Set

Posted: June 26, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Waiting For The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Nearly 50 years ago, in July 1968, The Doors released their third studio album on Elektra Records.  Waiting for the Sun yielded the chart-topping hit “Hello, I Love You” and became the band’s first album to top the album chart (not to mention a third platinum certification in under two years’ time).  On September 14th, Rhino will reissue Waiting for the Sun in a 2-CD/1-LP book-style box set, including previously unreleased material, following the label’s anniversary reissues of The Doors and Strange Days.

The 2-CD/1-LP box features Bruce Botnick’s remastered version of the original stereo mix on both CD and 180-gram vinyl, plus a disc of 14 previously unreleased tracks including nine rough mixes and five live performances from Copenhagen on September 17th, 1968.  Botnick is quoted in the press release, “I prefer some of these rough mixes to the finals, as they represent all of the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balances, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing.”  The complete audio will also be available on digital download and streaming services.

The press release also notes that, “When the Doors recorded Waiting for the Sun in 1968, they were among the first bands to use Dolby A301 noise reduction processors, which was cutting-edge recording tech at the time. Similarly, the most advanced sound recording innovations were used to make the anniversary edition of Waiting for the Sun.

Prior to the box set, however, Rhino will also mark the anniversary of “Hello, I Love You.”  The Doors’ second No. 1, it topped the singles chart for two weeks beginning on August 3rd, 1968.  On August 3rd of this year, Rhino will release a 7-inch single of “Hello I Love You” and its original B-side, “Love Street,” with the exclusive mono promotional mixes sent out to radio stations.  This version of “Hello, I Love You” was released last year on CD as part of The Singles, while the mix of “Love Street” is being issued on this single commercially for the first time.

That’s not all.  The Doors only produced one official tour program in the band’s original lifespan, and now that 1968 program is being reprinted.  The 24-page booklet designed by Paul Ferrara includes photos of each band member, astrology charts, and more.  It’s exclusively available now for order at The Doors’ official webstore. The band has reprinted their original 1968 Doors Concert Program for the first time, which is available exclusively in The Doors Online Store. This was the only official tour program ever created by the band.

Waiting for the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition arrives from Rhino/Elektra on September 14th, while the Hello, I Love You/Love Street single hits stores on August 3rd.

The DoorsWaiting for the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Rhino/Elektra Records,

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