Monday, April 13, 2015

The Best Of The Doors gets quadrophonic treatment

“The Best Of The Doors”, a 1973 compilation by the groundbreaking Los Angeles band, is getting the quadraphonic treatment.

Audio Fidelity will soon release the collection on Quadraphonic 4.0 Multichannel Hybrid SACD.

The 2-channel stereo and DSD layers of the hybrid SACD were remastered from the original 2-track tapes, which have been made available for the first time since 1970.

The 4.0 Quad layer mirrors the earlier CD-4 QuadraDisc format, Quadraphonic 8-Track and reel-to-reel tape.

Each of the tracks on “The Best Of The Doors” have been taken primarily from the original two-track masters of the eight albums recorded by the band between 1967 and 1971.

1973’s “The Best of The Doors” was the third compilation issued since the 1971 death of frontman Jim Morrison in Paris, France.

A 2-disc compilation of the same name was released in 1985; that collection went on to sell more than 10 million copies in the States alone.

The Doors
“The Best Of The Doors” (1973)

01 - Who Do You Love
02 - Soul Kitchen
03 - Hello, I Love You
04 - People Are Strange
05 - Riders On The Storm
06 - Touch Me
07 - Love Her Madly
08 - Love Me Two Times
09 - Take It As It Comes
10 - Moonlight Drive
11 - Light My Fire

See also:

The Doors debut album inducted into National Recording Registry
VIDEO: The Doors preview release of 1968 documentary Feast Of Friends
The Doors: Marianne Faithfull reveals who killed Jim Morrison
Classic rockers salute The Doors on new tribute album
Search The Doors at hennemusic