Thursday, February 23, 2017

AUDIO: The Doors preview expanded 50th anniversary edition of debut album

The Doors are streaming a 1967 live recording of “Twentieth Century Fox” as a preview to the March 31 release of an expanded, 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their self-titled debut album.

The tune is one of eight songs captured in concert at The Matrix in San Francisco, CA on March 6, 1967 from recently rediscovered original master tapes.

The live set joins remastered stereo and mono mixes of the original record in the 3CD/1LP 50th Anniversary reissue, which is packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book.

Considered one of the most influential albums in the progression of psychedelic rock, “The Doors” features instant classics like “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Soul Kitchen”, “The End” and the No. 1 single, “Light My Fire.”

The record remains the band’s most successful studio release, selling more than 4 million copies in the States alone and over 17 million worldwide.

The surviving members of The Doors – guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore – recently marked the 50th anniversary of the debut’s release at a special event in Los Angeles, CA.

Joining Densmore and Krieger were family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison as the city honored the group by proclaiming January 4 as the “Day Of The Doors” with a proclamation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign.

See also:

VIDEO: The Doors celebrate 50th anniversary in Los Angeles
The Doors to release expanded 50th anniversary edition of debut album
The Doors announce 50th anniversary celebration
VIDEO: The Doors reunite for Ray Manzarek tribute in Los Angeles
Search The Doors at hennemusic