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Michael Fremer Rated 9/10 Music, 9/10 Sonics!
Mastered by Doug Sax Using All-Tube System!
45rpm 180g Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 86/500!
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick, The Doors producer/engineer.
Two 45 rpm LPs pressed on 180-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!
The Doors self-titled 1967 release famously contains some incorrect speed and pitch issues. While there have been "corrected" versions made, in the interests of being historically accurate, this Analogue Productions reissue was cut without speed or pitch correction.
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 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 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 these six studio LP titles - The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting For The Sun, Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel and L.A. Woman - are featured on 180-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!
Please note: The Doors was a 4-track recording. As such, the surround portion of this multichannel mix is intended to be room ambiance.
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.
... To be honest, these are better than I ever dreamed rock music from the sixties could sound. I want to thank everyone at Analogue Productions for bringing me such sweet sounds from some of my favorite music ever. My highest recommendation!
- 45rpm 180g 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
LP1 - Side One:
- Break On Through (To The Other Side)
- Soul Kitchen
- The Crystal Ship
- Twentieth Century Fox
LP1 - Side Two:
- Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
- Light My Fire
LP2 - Side Three:
- Back Door Man
- I Looked At You
- End Of The Night
- Take It As It Comes
LP2 - Side Four:
- The End