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Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics!
45rpm 200g Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! 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
Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings/Also on
Hybrid Multichannel SACD
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
The Doors' arrival on the rock scene produced a string of hit singles and albums
destined to become classics. 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
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
these 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, all six titles 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!
"The album holds up incredibly well, which is why it's revered both by boomers and their children and their (gasp!) grandchildren. The raw power contained in Jim Morrison's voice, combined with uncommon precision still dominates but appreciating everyone else's contributions becomes easier with the passage of a lot of time... The double 45 has greater dynamics, detail, spaciousness and appropriate grit—everything the smooooth 192k/24 bit sourced version lacks. Definitely on my recommended list and the Quality Record Pressings vinyl is superb." - Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com, Music 9/10, Sound 9/10!
"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
• 45rpm 200g Double LP
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System
• Overseen by Bruce Botnick, the Doors producer/engineer
• Full-Color, Deluxe Gatefuld Packaging
Jim Morrison, vocals
Ray Manzarek, organ, piano, bass
Robby Krieger, guitar
John Densmore, drums
LP1 - Side One:
1. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
2. Soul Kitchen
3. The Crystal Ship
4. Twentieth Century Fox LP1 - Side Two:
1. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
2. Light My Fire LP2 - Side Three:
1. Back Door Man
2. I Looked At You
3. End Of The Night
4. Take It As It Comes LP2 - Side Four:
1. The End