Sunday, November 20, 2011

AUDIO: Preview lost L.A. Woman track by The Doors

A newly discovered track by The Doors has been found in time for the 40th Anniversary reissue of the band’s 1971 release, “L.A. Woman.”

Rolling Stone reports producer Bruce Botnick recently discovered "She Smells So Nice" while reviewing the album's session tapes for the reissue, due January 24.

The 2-disc set features alternate takes including "Love Her Madly," "Riders on the Storm" and the title track.

“Love Her Madly” has an extended fade-out making in 18 seconds longer than the original version; “Cars Hiss By My Window” has had an additional verse added making it 4:58 instead of 4:12. “L.A. Woman” includes the guitar intro “My Country, 'Tis Of Thee,” making it 7:59, 10 seconds longer.

For the bonus disc, two first time releases include The Doors' versions of Willie Dixon's “(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further” and Barrett Strong's “Money (That's What I Want),” as well as the Jim Morrison composition “Orange County Suite.”

The album, and a companion DVD on the making of it, will mark the start of Year of the Doors 2011-2012.

“L.A. Woman” was the 6th album for The Doors and the last album Jim Morrison recorded before his death. The album was released in April, 1971; Morrison died in July, 1971.

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The Doors – She Smells So Nice (preview)

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