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Strange Days [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued]

the Doors Audio CD
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1. Strange Days
2. You're Lost Little Girl
3. Love Me Two Times
4. Unhappy Girl
5. Horse Latitudes
6. Moonlight Drive
7. People Are Strange
8. My Eyes Have Seen You
9. I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
10. When The Music's Over
11. People Are Strange (False Starts & Dialogue) (Bonus)
12. Love Me Two Times (Take 3) (Bonus)

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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

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Japanese 2005 remastered pressing of 1967 album. Warner.

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3.0 out of 5 stars EHHHHHH Just OK Sept. 29 2013
By Bootsy Bass TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Days Aug. 14 2013
By Doug H.
Format:Audio CD
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. For a fantastic guitar solo, there are few better than Robbie Krieger on Moonlight Drive.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
"Strange Days" is just what you would expect to find in terms of a second album from a new group that has just put out a smash debut album. The self-titled first album of the Doors culled the group's best songs from their repertoire. Most of the songs here were written around the same time and if you had to reshuffle the tracks from the first pair of albums to make the debut effort even better you are talking about the title track, "Love Me Two Times" and "People Are Strange." The music is still the distinctive combination of psychedelic instrumentation and unconventional arrangements with the poetic visions of Jim Morrison, but the results are just not quite as great as that first outing.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "we shall go on playing or find a new town..." Sept. 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
The songs on this album were written around the same time as their marvelous debut. It has the same aura as their debut but it's also different. It starts off with the ominous title track, then goes into blues-rock like "You're Lost Little Girl," and the rock radio staple "Love Me Two Times," penned by Robby Krieger, THE most underrated guitarist in history. It contains uptempo songs like "Unhappy Girl," "My Eyes Have Seen You," and "People Are Strange."

Moments of this album fit the title of the record, Strange Days. "Horse Latitudes," is a Morrison poem with him wailing about.. God knows what. "I Can't See Your Face In My Mind," has a marimba and a weird keyboard effect, adding to the isolated lyrics of Morrison and his passionate baritone.

Then the last track, When The Music's Over, is known to some as "The End Part Two," following the same paradigm - verse, chorus, poetic and musical improvisation, the focal point and the finale. It's 11-minutes of some of Morrison's best poetry, a bassline similar to "soul kitchen," and the battle cry "WE WANT THE WORLD AND WE WANT IT NOW!!!!" I can't decide which one is better, but the Doors certainly closed off this album on a spectacular note. An often overlooked classic, usually in the shadow of their debut.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Continuation Jan. 14 2002
Format:Audio CD
These songs were a continuation of the dark themes from the debut album. There was more of an experimental and psychedelic feel replacing the live garage band sound on the previous record. One could sense that the stronger batch of songs were picked for the first album, and leftovers were used for this one. Despite that, there are still six gems that clock around or less than three minutes that are not played on the radio, (tracks 1,2,4,6,8,and 9). Among those are mysterious ballads such as You're Lost Little Girl, and rockers like My Eyes Have Seen You, of which Black Sabbath partially ripped off the riff in 1970(the song was N.I.B). The Top 40 Hits on the album include Strange Days(#12), and Love Me Two Times(#25). The remaining two tracks are perhaps the least accessible. Horse Latitudes, a demented albeit humorous poetry recital, is somewhat of a throwaway track, and When the Music's Over, another rather pretentious yet successful mixture of poetry and music, in the mold of The End, including better variation in the instrumentation. After obtaining the first album, this is a good companion record, although it falls short of it's predecessor in both length (35 minutes to the debut's 44), and overall quality, though the high points are among the band's best work.
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"Strange Days" is an interesting and strangly unified LP by the Doors. Unlike their first album, this benifits from an approach that causes this to sound more like an album and less like a singles collection. The songs all have a certain dreary psychedelic vibe with heavy keyboard, and sometimes marimba ("I Can't See Your Face In My Mind") overdubs, and an emotive Jim Morrison delivery that almost always ends in screaming. "People Are Strange" and "Unhappy Girl" are the pinnacle of this approach, but other tracks appear to stand out as well. "Horse Latitudes" is a short but dynamic poetry piece that finds Jim's voice at its peak. The tremolo soaked "My Eyes Have Seen You" is notable for containing just about the only real rock guitar solo on this album. "Moonlight Drive", however, is catchy but annoying and "Love Me Two" times is thin blues with no energy. The album closer "When the Music's Over" a "The End" style performance peice, clocking in at eleven minutes, is funky and interesting, dispite some lyrical problems, and less entertainment value than "The End". Taken together, the album is coherent and powerful with strong performances by each member of the LA quartet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doors Strange Days 2007 Remix
Not only one of their best albums, it is also the most surreal. I love the additional information fr. Read more
Published on Aug. 1 2011 by Russian Bear
4.0 out of 5 stars My eyes have seen you
"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 more
Published on May 16 2007 by E. A Solinas
1.0 out of 5 stars What Happened????
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 more
Published on July 13 2004 by D. R Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars The mainstream starts to crack a little
When the chaos of the 1960's was in full force, three rock albums were released to massive popular acclaim: "Sergeant Pepper", "Surrealistic Pillow", and... Read more
Published on June 26 2004 by Steven P. Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, apocalyptic masterpiece that's richly atmospheric
STRANGE DAYS, like the best music of the major bands of 1960s, encapsulates the disillusionment of the youth and a need for a radical reordering of society. Read more
Published on June 11 2004 by Mike London
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid follow up to The Doors first album.
This is a great follow up to The Doors self-titled first cd; they use more effects with the music, they actually used 8-tracks to record this one, compared to 4-tracks used for The... Read more
Published on June 11 2004 by "hitchhiker118"
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange Days
This indisputable rock masterpiece includes that one song that exemplifies what I consider the true Doors sound: "Strange Days. Read more
Published on June 1 2004 by Alric the Red
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophomore effort proves Doors legacy in rock history
If you look at the copyrights on the songs, most of these were written about the same time as their debut album, The Doors. Read more
Published on May 11 2004 by 8Ball Chaos
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong followup to their debut
Strange Days is the Doors' followup to their stellar self-titled debut album and continues the high standard that was prevalent in all of their studio albums with Jim Morrison. Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2004 by John Alapick
4.0 out of 5 stars Even Better (and Darker) Than Their First Album
I gave "Strange Days" only 4 stars because I believe no Doors album, by itself, is 5-star worthy (though this one comes the closest). Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2004 by G. Sansom
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