The Doors Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued, Extra tracks
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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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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.Read more ›
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!
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".
Most recent customer reviews
This is an awesome album.If you don't have it you should get it.I can't even describe how good it is.Pure musical genius.Published 4 months ago by Sheila
Possibly the finest packaging and vinyl quality I have ever seen/heard. Also possibly the most expensive vinyl I have purchased so I was pleased to find no issues with vinyl or... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alejandro S.
Where is the list of songs... Oh found it. On another site. Sigh... I will not purchase (saddly enough), so little content. I am very disapointed in what is available. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2011 by Diabletique
I'm not going to write a long article to try and impress people with my musical knowledge, which, as you can tell from the other reviews listed here, is suspect at best. Read morePublished on May 9 2011 by ravven
Great addition to any Doors fan's collection. It was the first album I'd ever heard of the Doors, and I have to admit, it's still my favourite. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2010 by Sadie May
The Doors were one of those really great rock bands -- they flared up briefly, shone brightly, and then died away with the untimely death of their frontman, Jim Morrison. Read morePublished on March 26 2007 by E. A Solinas
The Doors self titled album released in 67' was perhaps the best rock release of the decade, and one of music's all-time best debuts. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2005
this is one of the best cd i ever heard of my life. In fact, i only heard 6 cds in my life. Anyways, you shouldn't buy this special offer because it is a heck lot of money for this... Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2004 by jim morrisson