The Doors
(Rhino / Elektra)


The Doors as you’ve never heard them before. This time it just might be true. With several original, then corrected CDs released by Elektra between 1986 and 2006, Elektra now presents all six original studio albums from the Doors in individual, never before heard 40th anniversary mixes complete with lengthy liner notes, out takes, rarities and 5.1 mixes. No discussion on music released in the year 1967 would be complete without lengthy diatribes on the first Doors album from ‘67, simply titled The Doors. Exploding on the scene with “Light My Fire” with its unfolding pattern of unprecedented pop brilliance, 40 years later it seems like The Doors touched a nerve in world pop culture and have held on since 1967 and it’s never let go. Regarding these 40th anniversary ‘07 remasters with the band’s original engineer Bruce Botnick, the three surviving members have put together something unique. Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek explains: ‘We want our fans, both new and old, to hear what we discovered on listening to the actual multitrack recordings. There are background vocals by Jim Morrison, piano parts of mine that weren’t used, and guitar stingers and solos by Robby Krieger that never made the original recordings that can now be heard for the first time.’ In order to hear the band’s 1967 album the way it was intended to be heard in the first place, and wasn’t, you’ll simply have to hear Rhino’s 2007 40th anniversary CD of The Doors.


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