Strange Days Original recording reissued, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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12" 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl reissues of the original stereo mixes of the legendary band's six Jim Morrison-fronted studio albums. The reissues of these now historic albums - all originally released between 1967 and 1970 - are replicas of the initial vinyl offerings, including artwork and inner sleeves. The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman. STRANGE DAYS, first out in October '67, went to #3 and introduced the Doors classics "People Are Strange," "Love Me Two Times" and "Strange Days."
Even darker than their purple-hued debut, the Doors' follow-up, Strange Days, closed 1967 with an ominous flourish. Highlighted mostly by short, radio- friendly tunes such as the bluesy "Love Me Two Times" and the cabaret-style "People Are Strange" and featuring a smattering of edgy recitations ("Horse Latitudes") and smoky rockers ("My Eyes Have Seen You"), the album features a centerpiece that was another ambitious extended track, "When the Music's Over". On it, Morrison railed at everything from organised religion to pollution, and his rallying cry--"We want the world, and we want it now!"--became a call to arms for the counterculture rising up around the band. --Billy Altman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The cover art is one of the best and most appropriate covers I have ever seen for an album. The cover gives you a glimpse into what you will find on the album: a freakshow, a world where people are trying to find their own way and how the generation gap grew leaps and bounds in the 1960s.Read more ›
The opening track is interesting because in addition to Ray Manzarek's organ, Robbie Krieger's guitar, and John Densmore's drum, they have actually added a session musician, Doug Lubhan, to play bass. Meanwhile, Morrison sings about how "Strange days have found us/Strange days have tracked us down/They're going to destroy/Our casual joys/We shall go on playing/Or find a new town." There is a point there and the youth culture and the Sixties, but I find it hard to believe most of the people listening to this album in 1967 were thinking deep thoughts. "Love Me Two Times" is the big blues-rocker on the album, distinguished by Kreiger's captivating guitar riff and the great harpsichord solo from Manzarek. I know Morrison was the photogenic front man for the Doors, Manzarek and Kreiger were just as responsible for the group's unique sound.
"Love Me Two Times" was a minor hit single off of the album, but its ascendancy was derailed when Morrison was arrested at a gig in New Haven, Connecticut.Read more ›
Not of the same feel but still a particularly fine composition from STRANGE DAYS is "I Can't See Your Face in My Mind," with its lyrical abstraction and tearfully cracked vocals, and ending with a lone note eventually tweaked and dropped into empty space. Along with "Crystal Ship" from the first album, this song stands as one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
Thirty-five years later, the album stands the test of time. "When the Music's Over" seems a bit anachronistic and bombastic, now feeling more experimental to me than it did originally. However this doesn't detract from the album's ranking among my all-time favorites. It is The Doors at the crux, which in hindsight turned out to be their peak. They never seemed to regain their focus or footing after this.
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My 3 1/2 year old listens to it twice a day. It's a classic.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Strange Days is definitely the Doors' best studio album, its powerful incantations speaking loudly to a rebel generation. Dark despair contrasts with light romantic interludes. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
I listened to it twice, and loved it. Then the music was over! LOL Not my favorite Doors album but still good. And way better than a lot of crap that was out in that era.Published on Sept. 29 2013 by Bootsy Bass
Strange Days is one of the best Doors. There are a number of excellent songs on this album, like Strange Days, Love Me Two Times and People Are Strange. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2013 by Doug H.
Not only one of their best albums, it is also the most surreal. I love the additional information fr. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2011 by Russian Bear
"Strange Days" continued the breakout of the Doors, back in the flowering of the 1960s music scene -- which is admittedly a great place to start. Read morePublished on May 16 2007 by EA Solinas
This is a dissappointing follow up indeed. About as dissapointing at the follow up to Katrina and the Waves follow up to thier monster hit debut. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by D. R Hayes