Monday, January 9, 2012

AUDIO: The Doors release newly-found ‘L.A. Woman’ sessions song

The Doors have debuted a new, 40-year-old song.

“She Smells So Nice” was recently discovered while reviewing the session tapes for the band's upcoming 40th Anniversary reissue of “L.A. Woman.”

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek says he had forgotten all about the bluesy track from the 1971 sessions.

“I didn’t even know it existed,” Ray tells Complex. “It was a surprise to all of us. Our producer/engineer Bruce Botnick was digging through all the out-takes and said ‘Hey! There’s a new song here.’ [Laughs.] 'She Smells So Nice.' And you know which part that is.”

On January 24, The Doors are reissuing several versions of their iconic 1971 release, including a 2CD take on the original album, remastered, with an additional disc of bonus material; “The Workshop Sessions,” featuring the previously unreleased alternate versions of songs and studio chatter found on the 40th anniversary edition; the Limited Edition 7” Singles Box Set; and, “Mr. Mojo Risin’,” a documentary on the album, its recording and what was happening to the band at the time, as told through interviews with surviving members and others.

The projects are part of what the band are calling the Year of the Doors 2011-2012.

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

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