Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Doors to release The Singles collection

The Doors have announced a fall release of three new collections featuring every US single issued by the band.

Due September 15, “The Doors: The Singles” will available as a limited-edition vinyl box set, 2CD, 2CD/Blu-ray audio, and in digital formats.

Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, the box set features 20 replica 7-inch vinyl 45s backed with the original B–sides.

A 2 CD set includes all 20 U.S. singles with their corresponding B-sides plus four mono radio versions, while a 2 CD/Blu-ray edition adds the 1973 compilation, “The Best Of The Doors”, in high-resolution Quadraphonic mix on Blu-ray Audio for the first time.

A track list for the 2CD edition can be found below.

“The Singles” delivers music from all six of the group’s studio albums – from their 1967 self-titled debut to 1971’s “L.A. Woman” – including classics like “People Are Strange,” “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm.”

Also included on the CD versions are four mono radio versions of some of the band’s biggest hits, such as “Hello, I Love You” and “Touch Me,” which have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio around their original release.

The B-sides – many of which are making their CD debut – include tracks like “Who Scared You,” which appeared in March 1969 as the flipside to “Wishful Sinful,” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “(You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further,” which was paired with the 1971 smash “Love Her Madly.”

“The Singles” also features several songs released after Jim Morrison’s passing in 1971. Among those recordings are tracks the surviving trio recorded together (“Tightrope Ride” and “The Mosquito”), as well as live selections from posthumous releases (“Roadhouse Blues” and “Gloria.”)

Ahead of the fall releases, The Doors will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first No. 1 hit, “Light My Fire”, on July 28 with a limited edition, 7” vinyl reissue that features artwork from the Japanese version of the single. Limited to 7,500 copies, the single will be available for a suggested price of $7.98.

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

Joining the pair 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” during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign.

The Doors
“The Singles” 2 CD edition

Release date: September 15


01. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02. End Of The Night
03. Light My Fire
04. The Crystal Ship
05. People Are Strange
06. Unhappy Girl
07. Love Me Two Times
08. Moonlight Drive
09. The Unknown Soldier
10. We Could Be So Good Together
11. Hello, I Love You
12. Love Street
13. Touch Me
14. Wild Child
15. Wishful Sinful
16. Who Scared You
17. Tell All The People
18. Easy Ride
19. Runnin’ Blue
20. Do It
21. You Make Me Real
22. Roadhouse Blues
23. Love Her Madly
24. (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further
25. Riders On The Storm
26. The Changeling


01. Tightrope Ride
02. Variety Is The Spice Of Life
03. Ships W/ Sails
04. In The Eye Of The Sun
05. Get Up And Dance
06. Treetrunk
07. The Mosquito
08. It Slipped My Mind
09. The Piano Bird
10. Good Rockin’
11. Roadhouse Blues (Live)
12. Albinoni: Adagio
13. Gloria (Live)
14. Moonlight Drive (Live)
15. Hello, I Love You (Mono Radio Version)
16. Touch Me (Mono Radio Version)
17. Wishful Sinful (Mono Radio Version)
18. Tell All The People (Mono Radio Version)

See also:

The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger announces US tour
AUDIO: The Doors preview expanded 50th anniversary edition of debut album
VIDEO: The Doors celebrate 50th anniversary in Los Angeles
The Doors to release expanded 50th anniversary edition of debut album
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