The Doors – The Doors (1967) [Japanese SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:58 mins | Scans included | 3,47 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,08 GB
SACD Hybrid reissue release from The Doors. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.
A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz, and poetry with a knock-out punch. The lean, spidery guitar and organ riffs interweave with a hypnotic menace, providing a seductive backdrop for Jim Morrison’s captivating vocals and probing prose. “Light My Fire” was the cut that topped the charts and established the group as stars, but most of the rest of the album is just as impressive, including some of their best songs: the propulsive “Break on Through” (their first single), the beguiling Oriental mystery of “The Crystal Ship,” the mysterious “End of the Night,” “Take It as It Comes” (one of several tunes besides “Light My Fire” that also had hit potential), and the stomping rock of “Soul Kitchen” and “Twentieth Century Fox.” The 11-minute Oedipal drama “The End” was the group at its most daring and, some would contend, overambitious. It was nonetheless a haunting cap to an album whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered.
01. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
02. Soul Kitchen
03. The Crystal Ship
04. Twentieth Century Fox
05. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
06. Light My Fire
07. Back Door Man
08. I Looked At You
09. End Of The Night
10. Take It As It Comes
11. The End
12. Moonlight Drive (Version 1) – Bonus Track
13. Moonlight Drive (Version 2) – Bonus Track
14. Indian Summer [8/19/66 Vocal] – Bonus Track
Deluxe Edition Credits:
Surround Sound & Stereo Remix Produced & Mixed by BRUCE BOTNICK.
Surround Sound & Stereo Mastering: BRUCE BOTNICK at UNITEYE, Ojai, CA.
(P) + (C) 2006, Rhino Entertainment, Co. / Re-Released in Japan on September 2011.