Label: Analogue Productions – AAPP 74007-45
Mastered by Doug Sax using an all-tube system. Overseen by Bruce Botnick
AAA 100% Analogue – Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings
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The Doors producer/engineer. 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! Originally released in 1967. This is no time to wallow in the mire. The Doors are on Analogue Productions! 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.”
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. 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. All were cut from the original analog masters by Doug Sax, with the exception of The Doors, which was made from the best analog 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!
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 front-man Morrison exuded “both sensuality and menace.”
“… 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!”
-Jack Roberts, dagogo.com, September 2012
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