Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Doors announce 50th anniversary edition of Waiting For The Sun

The Doors will release an expanded 50th anniversary edition of their third album, “Waiting For The Sun”, on September 14.

The latest effort in the group’s ongoing reissue series – following their self-titled debut and “Strange Days” – 1968’s “Waiting For The Sun” delivered The Doors a No. 1 US hit with “Hello, I Love You” while the record sold more than a million copies in the country to mark the band’s s third platinum album in less than two years, and the first to top the album chart.

The “Waiting For The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” is a 2-CD/1-LP collection that features a new version of the album’s original stereo mix on both CD and 180-gram vinyl LP, which has been newly remastered from the original master tapes by Bruce Botnick, the Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer.

Also to be available on digital download and streaming services, the set includes a second disc of 14 completely unreleased tracks: nine recently discovered “rough mixes” from the album recording sessions and five live songs from a 1968 Copenhagen show.

“I prefer some of these rough mixes to the finals,” says Botnick, “as they represent all of the elements and additional background vocals, different sensibilities on balances, and some intangible roughness, all of which are quite attractive and refreshing.”

The deluxe edition of the album also features unreleased live recordings of five songs from the Doors’ September 17, 1968 concert in Copenhagen. The performance includes three songs from the band’s latest album – “Hello, I Love You,” “Five To One” and “The Unknown Soldier” – plus the classics “Back Door Man” and “The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat).”

50 years after “Hello, I Love You” topped the US charts on August 3, 1968, Rhino Records will release a new 7” version of the single with its b-side, “Love Street” on August 3, 2018. For this anniversary release, Rhino Records will use mono radio mixes of the songs that were given exclusively to radio stations for airplay in 1968. This version of “Hello, I Love You” was first available last year as part of The Singles CD collection and is making its vinyl debut here, while the “Love Street” mix is being released commercially for the first time.

The Doors
“Waiting For The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition”

Release date: September 14

Disc One

01. "Hello, I Love You"
02. "Love Street"
03. "Not To Touch The Earth"
04. "Summer's Almost Gone"
05. "Wintertime Love"
06. "The Unknown Soldier"
07. "Spanish Caravan"
08. "My Wild Love"
09. "We Could Be So Good Together"
10. "Yes, The River Knows"
11. "Five To One"

Disc Two (All Tracks Previously Unreleased)

Rough Mixes

01. "Hello, I Love You"
02. "Summer's Almost Gone"
03. "Yes, The River Knows"
04. "Spanish Caravan"
05. "Love Street"
06. "Wintertime Love"
07. "Not To Touch The Earth"
08. "Five To One"
09. "My Wild Love"

Live in Copenhagen

10. "The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)"
11. "Hello, I Love You"
12. "Back Door Man"
13. "Five To One"
14. "The Unknown Soldier"

See also:

VIDEO: The Doors preview The Big Interview with Dan Rather on AXS TV
VIDEO: The Doors perform When The Music’s Over at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival
VIDEO: The Doors perform Light My Fire at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival
VIDEO: The Doors stream 1967 classic from Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
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