Multichannel Hybrid SACD! Mastered by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 42/500! Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "The End" - Rated 336/500!
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.
Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!
One of rock music’s most famous debuts, The Doors self-titled 1967 smash is legend. And now it becomes the kick-off for a positively stunning reissue series from Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!
The Doors was born after Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek — who'd met at UCLA's film school — met again, unexpectedly, on the beach in Venice, CA, during the summer of 1965. Although he'd never intended to be a singer, Morrison was invited to join Manzarek's group Rick and the Ravens on the strength of his poetry. The group later changed its moniker, taking their name from Aldous Huxley's psychotropic monograph "The Doors of Perception." The band signed to Elektra Records following a now-legendary gig at the Whisky-a-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip.
The Doors' arrival on the rock scene produced a string of hit singles and albums destined to become clasics. Belting out a standard like “Back Door Man” or talk-singing such originals as “The Crystal Ship,” and “I Looked at You,” one reviewer wrote that leather-clad frontman Morrison exuded “both sensuality and menace.”
The Doors reached Billboard’s No. 2 slot and delivered the No. 1 signature smash “Light My Fire” plus “Break On Through,” “The Crystal Ship,” and “The End.”
Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings are proud to announce that six studio LP titles — The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman — are featured on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at 45 rpm. Also, four of the titles, The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, and L.A. Woman, are available on Multichannel SACD! All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best tape copy.
A truly authentic reissue project, the masters were recorded on tube equipment, and the tape machine used for the transfer of these releases is a tube machine, as is the cutting system. Tubes baby!
This is no time to wallow in the mire. The Doors are on Analogue Productions!
"After blowing minds as the house band at the Whisky-a-Go-Go, where they were fired for playing the Oedipal drama "The End" (which was too explicit for even the Sunset Strip), the Doors were ready to unleash their organ-driven rock and Jim Morrison's poetic aspirations on the world. "On each song we had tried every possible arrangement," drummer John Densmore said, "so we felt the whole album was tight." "Break On Through (to the Other Side)," "Twentieth-Century Fox" and "Crystal Ship" are pop-art lighting for Top Forty attention spans. But the Doors hit pay dirt by editing one of their jamming vehicles for airplay: "Light My Fire," written by guitarist Robbie Krieger when Morrison told everybody in the band to write a song with universal imagery." - www.rollingstone.com
"Morrison had worked on a student production of Oedipus Rex at Florida State. But his exploration of its sexual taboos took on bold new life in the 11 minutes of 'The End,' which evolved during the Doors' live shows at L.A.’s Whisky-A-Go-Go. 'Every time I hear that song, it means something else to me,' Morrison said in 1969. 'It could be goodbye to a kind of childhood.'" - Rolling Stone
Features: • Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD • This Hybrid SACD is playable on ALL CD Players! • Mastered by Doug Sax using all-tube system • Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer
Musicians: Ray Manzarek, organ, piano, bass Jim Morrison, vocals John Densmore, drums Robby Krieger, guitar
Selections: 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