Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 364/500!
Multichannel Hybrid SACD! Mastered by Doug Sax Using
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The
Part of The Doors reissue series proudly presented by Analogue Productions and
Quality Record Pressings!
The title track from this, the last Doors album recorded with Jim Morrison, who
died shortly after it was released, has, said one reviewer, “maybe the best
Chuck Berry riffs since the Stones.” And that’s not even mentioning “Love Her
Madly,” which became one of the highest charting hits for The Doors.
“Love Her Madly,” was written by Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger, who is said to
have penned the song about the numerous times his girlfriend threatened to leave
him. The song peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and
reached No. 3 in Canada.
L.A. Woman was still high on the charts when, like in the lyric “actor out on
loan” of its closing track — the celebrated “Riders on the Storm,” Jim Morrison
died in a Paris bathtub in the summer of 1971.
Via such tracks as “The Changeling,” “Crawling King Snake,” and the frothy,
rollicking title track, the collection leaned heavily toward the Blues — in
particular, Morrison’s boastful “Lizard King” brand of it. All-in-all, Rolling
Stone proclaimed L.A. Woman, “The Doors’ greatest album, including their first,”
and “A landmark worthy of dancing in the streets.”
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!
"Jim Morrison said that the Doors wanted to "get back to what we did
originally: just be very primitive in our approach, very relaxed." Recorded in
their rehearsal room with Morrison's mike set up in the bathroom, this was a
bluesier, confident Doors, including "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm."
Morrison died soon after." - www.rollingstone.com
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Doug Sax using all-tube system
• Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer
Ray Manzarek, piano, organ
Jim Morrison, vocals
John Densmore, drums
Robby Krieger, guitar
Jerry Scheff, bass
Marc Benno, rhythm guitar
1. The Changeling
2. Love Her Madly
3. Been Down So Long
4. Cars Hiss By My Window
5. L.A. Woman
7. Hyacinth House
8. Crawling King Snake
9. The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
10. Riders On The Storm