The Doors Get 3CD/1LP 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of 1967 Debut

As 2017 gets into motion, it’s nice to see news about one of the New Year’s big reissue, the remastered and expanded Anniversary edition of The Doors eponymous debut. Originally released in 1967, the album introduced the band to the world. They were already a favorite of the famed LA music scene, and this album was the result of years of playing smaller stages. The fact that it’s actually been 50 years since the release of this classic album is amazing in and of itself (I was a mere nine years old at its release).

The Doors provided not only an all around excellent listening experience, but also two big hits with “Break On Through”, and “Light My Fire”. I’m sure that this news is being met with more than a bit of enthusiasm. Of course, with this, you’re getting a huge set that may include more than you’re wanting (like vinyl LP). ¬†Nevertheless, this 50th Anniversary Edition is pretty well stocked. Not everyone will be pleased. therefore I suggest waiting for the inevitable breakout CDs that will feature the Stereo and Mono mixes along with a minimal booklet.

The package includes the original album on two CDs as original mixes that include Stereo, and Mono. Each set of mixes come on their own CD. The third CD is an eight track live set of Live At The Matrix (San Francisco) – March 7, 1967. A vinyl LP is added of the original Mono mix. The discs are housed in a 12″ x 12″ hardcover book. The book treats with rare photos, new notes, and more.

The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, reissued via Rhino Records, will be made available on March 31.

THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION

CD1: (Original Stereo Mix)

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End

CD2: (Original Mono Mix)

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End

CD3: Live At The Matrix, March 7, 1967

01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire
07 – Back Door Man
08 – The End

LP: (Original Mono Mix)
Side 1
01 – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02 – Soul Kitchen
03 – The Crystal Ship
04 – Twentieth Century Fox
05 – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06 – Light My Fire

Side 2
07 – Back Door Man
08 – I Looked At You
09 – End Of The Night
10 – Take It As It Comes
11 – The End

 

Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On Album Releasing As SACD via Audio Fidelity

I have absolutely no idea how many of you have the capability to playback SACD-encoded CDs, but with the impending arrival of Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On (1974) on an all-machines-playable SACD Hybrid, I thought it cool to bring up. The reasoning is that the SACD can be played on all CD players. And it is possible that SACD capability shows up in new BD player that you might eventually purchase, so you’d be ready. In fact, there are several units that already incorporate the SACD, DVD-Audio, BD-Audio capabilities (and others). And…it’d be a new remaster of the title.

My thrill is this…with the release of Shinin’ On (which contained the title cut, as well as the hit Goffin/King cover, “The Locomotion”), there is a hope that the earlier classics will be given the same treatment! And that would be a great thing.

On January 27, Audio Fidelity will reissue Shinin’ On¬†by Grand Funk complete with 3D glasses with which to view the original cover art. And although there was a Quadrophonic release of this album back in the ’70s, this is a strictly Stereo release.

I’m excited about this issue!