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The Doors Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued

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  • Audio CD (March 27 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000MCIBE8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 214 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,092 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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
12. Moonlight Drive (Version 1) (Bonus)
13. Moonlight Drive (Version 2) (Bonus)
14. Indian Summer (8/19/66 Vocal) (Bonus)

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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. THE DOORS, first released in January 1967, is one of rock music's most famous debuts.-  It hit #2 in Billboard, and delivered the #1 signature smash "Light My Fire" plus "Break On Through," "The Crystal Ship," and "The End."


On their 1967 debut album, the Doors more than fulfilled the promise of their infamously challenging gigs around Los Angeles throughout the previous year. Whether belting out a standard like "Back Door Man" or talk-singing such originals as "The Crystal Ship" and "I Looked at You," leather-clad vocalist Jim Morrison exuded both sensuality and menace. The mixture, on the outsize album finale, "The End," helped rewrite the rules on rock song composition. None of this would have worked, though, were it not for the highly visual instrumental work of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and drummer John Densmore, whose work on tracks such as "Take It As It Comes" and the lengthy hit "Light My Fire" virtually defined the rock-blues-jazz-classical amalgam that was acid-rock. --Billy Altman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD
Let me tell you how great this album is. I found every song so great, I grew up thinking this was a greatest hits album. Until I realized I was an idiot...and wrong, I always never considered this one of their greatest albums because I never thought it was a regular album. That being said, you can already understand the power this has. Either that or how much of an idiot I am.
The Doors is my all time favorite band. Morrison, Manzarek, Densmore, and Krieger...the finest in each of their professions. From Morrison's swagger and unintelligible poetry at times, to Manzarek's blues and soul organ, then forth to Densmore's eccentric jazz drumming, and finishing up with the inane flamenco aspects of Krieger's finger picking guitar work...The Doors in retrospect, own. Their debut is such a powerhouse and makes you scream, explode, and reach for the air, that you really just can't get enough of it.
The singles, the hits, and the golden ones are obvious. Who in their right mind HASN'T heard 'Break on Through' or 'Light My Fire'? Or even 'Whiskey Bar'? It's apparent that this album has highlights. But, look further and you can see just where the Doors progressed. From the opening rawhide thunder opener, 'Break on Through' we slowly diminish into this psychological warp that is, 'The End.' Surprisingly, that's exactly where the Doors left off and began with their follow up, 'Strange Days.'
While this is their debut, it is almost a greatest hits album. It culminates everything the damn Doors are. It has psychological, psychedelic rock with that jazz, that blues, and even that thrill. You watch sneak previews at the theaters today and it's not too different than this. Their self titled debut is a demo to what was to come, the ride they were to take us on.
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I have frequently seen the "overpriced" Japanese import CD's since I started using the internet in the 90's, and have always wondered what the hype was about. After making some big oil money, I decided to splurge and purchase this as my first one, since I have always liked the Doors, and recently bought the equipment to play SACD and make it sound good too. The entire package reeks of quality, from the 40th Anniversary liner notes to the superb audio, and having the little Japanese inserts just adds a little something special to the whole experience.

As for the album itself, I won't go into detail reviewing it, but will say that it ranks not only in my top debut albums of all time, but also in my top albums period. The SACD and price tag are probably only worth it if you're a music buff and love the Doors, but if you are, then by all means....

I believe they are or already have recently released the Doors catalogue in SACD remasters, which would bring the price down drastically as they aren't Japanese exclusives anymore. And when I say catalogue, I mean the good stuff!
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1966 was showing a loosening of the boundaries of everything, but 1967 it was throughly, and completely undone. The Doors were one of the parties responsible. With thier 1967 debut it was probably the 3rd biggest album to be released that year after Hendrix's "Are You Experienced?", and "Sgt.Pepper" of course. I honestly feel that the group made a big mistake here though. Yes they wanted to be remembered as a group that made it big, but even with the first single "Break On Through" only making it to 106 on billboard they shouldn't have compromised on "Light My Fire". That became the next single, and while it went to #1 it was Morrison's masterpiece, and it should've been left in it's almost 7 minute version. People were starting to want the music to be longer than the usual 2-3 minute single it still would've been a monster hit Look at Zepplin's "Stairway To Heaven" still at 8:00 long, and it's the #1 most requested song today. Well anyway "Light My Fire" is such a masterpiece I even consider Jose Feliciano's version a year later to be equal to the Door's version. "Soul Kitchen" could've been the next single as it was about 3 minutes long, and it has a punk agnst in it too. I found the "Alabama Song" strictly novelty material as it sounds like something out of Russia. "Back Door Man" was very unbridled, and was also the song done at a Conneticuit concert where Morrison faced his first arrest. I feel that there was even one more masterpiece on this album, and that was "The End". This was one that broke all the chains of morality in music underscored in Satanism, and the Odepus Complex. Not even the Fugs, the Beatles, the MC5, or the Velvet Underground would touch this one.Read more ›
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The year's 1967. Music is being processed within an inch of life and musicians are coming out onto the scene. Gotta admit it though- none like Jim, John, Ray and Robby. "The Doors" is an essential for anybody who's looking for a first or second Doors album to purchase. Although this isn't my favorite Doors album, the songs on here are memoriable ones. "Light My Fire", obviously one of the most famous Doors song, for one thing gives you 7 minutes of enjoyment and vocals that'd make even the dullest person want to dance. "Break On Through", another Doors favorite, is a song everyone has grown familiar with. "Backdoor Man", "End Of The Night", "End" and "I Looked at You" are among my favorites on the album.
So ditch modern music and stick with artists like The Doors, and go out and by this CD. It'll be one you'll love to have in your CD collection! If you're looking for another Doors album to experience, try "L.A Woman" or "Morrison Hotel".
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