Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Doors to reissue final two studio albums

The Doors will reissue the final two studio albums they released following Jim Morrison’s death in 1971.

Rolling Stone reports 1971’s “Other Voices” and 1972’s “Full Circle” will be released on individual vinyl and as a two-disc CD set on September 4 via Rhino Records.

Producer Bruce Botnick remastered the project, which will include the rare bonus track "Treetrunk", first released as a B-side to the “Full Circle” single "Get Up And Dance."

The Doors began recording “Other Voices” in June of 1971 while Morrison was on holiday in France, where he was found dead on July 3. The band finished the album and issued it in the fall of that year.

The group’s final album, “Full Circle”, was recorded in early 1972 ahead of it release that summer. The project was followed by a European tour before The Doors officially disbanded in 1973.

Guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore remain the band’s surviving members; keyboardist Ray Manzarek died from bile duct cancer in Rosenheim, Germany in 2013 at 74.

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